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Meriter-UnityPoint Health Addictions/Behavioral Health Therapist-LCSW; New Start; 1.0FTE; Day/PM in Madison, Wisconsin

8764BRDepartment Name:HSP Newstart- Adult Location:Meriter NewStart Job Description:The Addictions and Mental Health Therapist applies evidence-based therapies, principles, techniques and strategies to facilitate the progress of patients into recovery from substance use and mental health disorders. This includes identifying and working towards mutually determined treatment goals and providing individual and group counseling and therapy to patients with diverse backgrounds and their effected family members. This position is the primary case manager for patients receiving Addiction Medicine services. When applicable, the outpatient and inpatient teams coordinate to ensure transfer of care from inpatient medical management to outpatient rehabilitation is seamless.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Science or Master of Arts degree from accredited school of: Social Work (clinical track); Psychology; Counseling; or Marriage and Family Counseling AND

  • Minimum of 360 hours of specialized substance use disorder education as outlined in WI Statutes SPS 161.

  • Previous clinical experience with individuals with substance use disorders and mental illness.

  • Full Mental Health Licensure in State of Wisconsin (LCSW, LPC, LMFT).

  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

  • Skilled in collecting diagnostic information

  • Able to assess and recommend levels of care based on American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria

  • Skilled in Case Management

  • Experience with individual, family, and group therapies

  • Familiarity with addiction recovery process and symptoms of relapse.

  • Able to utilize evidence-based psychotherapy interventions, such as: motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, and 12-step facilitation.

  • Ability to handle situations and patients who may experience labile moods

  • Ability to practice cultural humility and work with a diverse population of clients and staff, including using an interpreter.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with adolescents and adults.

  • Experience and skill in working as part of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrate other problem solving, conflict resolution and effective communication skills.

  • Crisis intervention management skills.

  • Basic, nontechnical knowledge of psychotropic and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) medications.

  • Able to work independently as well as within a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Substance Abuse Certification (SAC or CSAC)

  • Familiarity with:

  • Community based support groups

  • WI Department of Health Services Chapter 75, “Community Substance Abuse Service Standards”

  • Electronic Health Records

  • Crisis Prevention/Intervention techniques.

  • Administration of Narcan.


Auto req ID:8764BRWeekends:NoZip Code:53719Compensation:Starting at $28.32, commensurate with experience.Job Title:Addictions/Behavioral Health Therapist-LCSW; New Start; 1.0FTE; Day/PMSite Address:1015 Gammon LaneWork Schedule:Primarily weekdays, day shift.Hours Per Week:40Status:Benefit Eligible City:MadisonFTE:1.0