In addition to base pay, this position qualified for a $3/hr.
Covid pay through July 2021.
The Affinity House, a program of Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc., is located in Eau Claire,
Wisconsin. Affinity House is licensed as a Class AA (all residents
ambulatory and able to independently evacuate the facility) CBRF.
Affinity House provides Medically Monitored (primary residential
inpatient) and Transitional Residential (halfway house) services
for adult females who are alcoholic/chemically dependent and who
have issues relating to the criminal justice system, with beds for
18 residents. The approach is holistic, and provides services to
address many dimensions of chemical dependency: emotional,
physical, social, mental, educational, vocational, and
Part Time, every other weekend and one evening during the
Under supervision, performs work involving the care and
treatment of clients providing a positive supportive influence,
adherence to program rules and expectations; and performs other
duties as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive
and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities,
as management may deem necessary from time to time.
- Supports and monitors clients within established policies and
- May be responsible for collecting urine specimens for
urinalysis and administering breathalyzer test.
- Interacts with clients on an individual or group basis
providing guidance and a positive supportive influence.
- Records observations relating to actions and behavior of
clients and maintains records and reports as required.
- May organize and distribute clothing, bedding and other
- May assist with meal preparation in residential settings
- Performs general housekeeping and cleaning duties in
residential settings as needed and operates laundry equipment.
- May transport clients to meetings, services, appointments and
- Provide medication monitoring in residential programs as
outlined in licensing policies.
- May purchase supplies and/or groceries for the program.
- Advocates for primary clients in the community.
- Attends staff meetings and participates in training activities
- May provide educational group activities for clients within
program specified parameters.
- Provides information concerning status of clients to
correctional agents and other professionals within established
- May administer basic first aid as needed.
- Other duties as required.
- Mileage reimbursement
- Ability to Contribute to 403B
- Employee Assistance Program
- Service Awards and Recognition
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the
necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks
required, according to program requirements. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Dependent upon contractual requirements, this position may
require graduation from high school, HSED, or GED equivalency. This
position may require one (1) year of work experience, preferably
involving care or supervision of client. Training from a recognized
college or university with several courses in social work,
psychology, sociology, or a closely related field may substitute
for the work experience. Addictions or correctional experience is
preferred and may be required. Other knowledge and abilities
- Working knowledge of the program and safety within the
- Working knowledge of addiction, recovery, and correctional
- Working knowledge of the rules, regulations, and policies
governing the delivery of services.
- Working knowledge of behavior, inter-personal relations, social
interaction and addictions and corrections.
- Ability to serve as a positive role model for clients and
provide effective direction and supervision.
- Ability to detect and recognize potentially hazardous
situations and take immediate and appropriate action.
- May require 1 - 3 years of experience working with correctional
or addictions clients, depending on program and contractual
- Reading, writing, math skills, problem solving, ability to
accept/follow through with direction, recognize boundaries,
creative team member who can suggest and implement strategies to
enhance the service, patience, self-control and flexibility.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Must have a valid driver's license and have reliable
transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor
vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS
Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto
- First Aid training, and CPR Certificate (when required)
preferred but may be obtained after hire.
TRAVEL: In the course of the work day, the employee may be
traveling to a variety of locations. Some overnight travel may be
LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any
other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.