AODA COUNSELOR/RECOVERY SUPPORT Specialist
Provides services to meet the objectives of the Strategic Prevention Framework Rx Grant which provides services to meet the objectives of the Strategic Prevention Framework Rx Grant and the Dodge/Fond du Lac County Opioid Treatment Center Grant. Primary roles are two-fold: providing AODA assessment services for individuals with opioid abuse or dependence concerns, and providing Recovery Support Coordination is a strength-based case management model that provides the framework for an individualized plan of care to be developed for each participant. The purpose of Recovery Support Coordination is to assist clients to establish their own path to recovery and ensure the client’s well-being beyond the provision of formal services. It is the expectation of JusticePoint that Recovery Support Specialists will promptly undertake care coordination responsibilities so that the client’s recovery needs will be met in a timely manner. The RSS will coordinate service planning and delivery, as well as help the client to access services.
Provides alcohol and other drug abuse assessments utilizing standardized formats.
Refers clients for appropriate services based on results of these assessments.
Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team for case planning and review.
Advocates on behalf of clients to assure needs are met appropriately and in a timely manner.
Represents the Department at appropriate meetings.
Participates in staff trainings as deemed appropriate by supervisor.
Maintains required and related paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
Regular attendance and punctuality required.
Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.
Assess person’s social, clinical, and criminal situations in order to determine needs.
Develop knowledge and collaborative relationships with various community service providers.
Maintain records in a Case Management System
Conduct field visits at the person’s home, employer, or other service providers as scheduled.
Develop an Individual Recovery Plan (IRP) with clients and assist the client in developing a Recovery Support Team (RST).
Complete referrals for any services needed.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or a related human services field.
WI State Substance Abuse Counselor or Counselor In-Training Certification (SAC-IT, SAC or CSAC) required.
Some experience in Health Education or a closely related area is preferred.
Minimum of 2 years of related experience is preferred.
Knowledge of evidence-based practices of substance abuse assessment and prevention.
Knowledge of pharmacology/psychopharmacology.
Working knowledge of applicable Wisconsin State Administrative Codes, including but not limited to, Chapters 34, 37, 51, 55, and 75.
Knowledge of counselor ethics and codes of conduct.
Skill in working with chronic alcohol and other drug abuse cases and special populations.
Ability to establish and maintain positive, cooperative relationships with staff, health care providers, citizens, and clients.
Ability to interpret policies, rules and regulations as well as apply them appropriately.
Ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients and supervisors.
Knowledge of role, function and practice of public health services is desirable.
Ability to develop health education media materials to include feature stories, newsletters, posters, bulletins, etc.
Ability to operate basic office equipment such as computer systems, fax, phone, and copier.
Willingness to maintain flexibility with scheduling.
Full-Time with Benefits
Reports to OTC Program Director