Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Ascension
  • Woodruff, WI, USA
  • Mar 02, 2019
Full time Healthcare & Medical Professional Counselor (LPC / LAC / LMHC)

Job Description

We Are Hiring

Title: Substance Abuse Counselor-NE

City, State: Rhinelander/Woodruff, WI

Location: WIAPP 240 Maple St

Department: STMARY Womens Outreach Grant

Additional Job Details: Part-Time, Day, 32 hours per week

Why Join Ascension?

In Wisconsin, Ascension operates 24 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 23,500 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided more than $230 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Wisconsin for 169 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care - including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities - in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit We're looking for talented associates to join us as we continue advancing healthcare across Wisconsin.

What You Will Do

Job Summary:

Provides direct substance abuse patient care.


  • Assists patients with performing activities of daily living.
  • Provides or assists with providing direct patient care, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions.
  • Observes and records patient behavior and activities. Reports any changes in condition and suggests modifications to the treatment plan.
  • Establishes a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients
  • Coordinates patient care with other members of the healthcare team to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.
  • Provides education and resources to patient and/or patient's family based on clinical implications.
  • Provides assessment and treatment of substance use disorders using evidence based tools and strategies.



  • Required Credential(s):
    • One or more of the following:
      • Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor - in training OR Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor credentialed from the state of Wisconsin prior to the hire date or job transfer date.
      • Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor credentialed from the state of Wisconsin prior to the hire date or job transfer date.
  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certified Management of Aggressive Behavior credentialed from the Management of Aggressive Behavior Training International, Inc.


  • HS or Equivalent
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Sciences or Associate's Degree in Substance Abuse preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in the job related field required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, arrest and/or conviction record, military status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

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