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Part Time Care Coordinator (Substance Abuse Counselor/In Training required)

Company: Lutheran Social Services
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.


Lutheran Social Services is currently seeking a Care Coordinator with a SAC IT for its Renewed Strength Program. This is part time position, 30 hours a week. Due to contractual requirements, only female applicants will be considered at this time. This role will primarily be working in the Eau Claire area.
Only Individuals with a Substance Abuse Counselor/In Training license will be considered for this role. This is a Benefit Eligible Role!
The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive, trauma-responsive, culturally and linguistically relevant substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services for women, in urban and rural settings. This program will aim to reduce the prevalence of alcohol and other substance use disorders and increase behavioral health equity among pregnant and postpartum women, and women with dependent children. The program is grant funded and its primary focus is to provide comprehensive SUD treatment, intervention, and recovery support services to pregnant, postpartum, and parenting women, with pregnant women being a priority as indicated in 45 CFR 96.120-137, Wis. Stat. * 51.46 and 51.42(3).
Under direction, performs work involving the assessment, service planning, and implementation of the service plan for assigned individuals. Performs other duties as required.
At Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI, the health and safety of our colleagues and clients is our top priority! LSS reviews and follows CDC and other public health guidelines. Dependent on program, LSS employees are required to mask based COVID-19 levels. All employees are expected to adhere to LSS health and safety protocols.
Examples of services Expected may include (These are examples, not all inclusive, and all services may not be provided by an individual employee.):

  • Assessment of functional abilities
  • Care/Service planning
  • Care/Service facilitation

    AGENCY REQUIREMENTS (Required of all employees):

    • Must comply with applicable service regulations as well as agency and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Must relate to people of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.
    • Must support the Mission, Vision and Values of the Agency.
    • Represent LSS internally and externally as a servant leader in thought, words and actions.

      DIRECT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS (Required of all employees providing direct services):

      • Promote client independence and growth, consistent with the service plan.
      • Provide services using a trauma-informed and person and/or family-centered model.
      • Provide services utilizing agency approved and supported evidence-based practices that have been indicated by the funder and/or agency.
      • Accurately complete time reporting.

        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.

        • Assess client's needs utilizing the required assessment tool(s) (e.g. functional screen). Re-assess, as needed, and at least annually. Information to complete the assessment is gained via interviews, collateral contacts and prior records.
        • Working alongside the client, their family, his/her supports, and other service providers, develop and implement a comprehensive and individualized service plan.
        • When required by the program/service, coordinate and authorize services according to the service plan.
        • Provide services to assigned clients in alignment with the service plan.
        • Organize and plan work effectively.
        • Apply knowledge of community resources.
        • Apply knowledge of casework principles and methods.
        • Apply working knowledge of human behavior, dynamics of groups, interpersonal relations, and social interactions.
        • Apply working knowledge of social problems and their effects on individuals.
        • Work collaboratively with clients, service teams, and clinical supervisor to determine interventions.
        • Communicate effectively with team members and providers. When authorizing services, articulate the expectations of the service.
        • Establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.
        • Complete documentation within required timelines and expectations per LSS, regulation, funders, and practice standards.
        • Maintain client records.
        • Make recommendations within the client team and scope of practice.
        • Testify at legal proceedings as required by law and/or role.
        • Coordinate and facilitate person and/or family-centered team meetings.
        • When supervision is a program requirement, actively engage in the clinical supervision process.
        • Attend and participate in staff development programs, including in-service training, staff meetings, and professional seminars.
        • Within your scope of practice, provide consultation to peers.
        • Work a flexible weekly schedule that includes some evening and/or weekend hours for client appointments. Work directly with Program Supervisor or Manager to set expectations for scheduling clients. Schedule is based on client need.
        • Understand productivity expectations. Meet or exceed the standards that have been established for the role and the program.
        • Perform other duties and special projects as required.


          • Mileage reimbursement
          • Paid Time Off
          • Service Awards and Recognition
          • Ability to Contribute to 403B
          • LSS makes annual raises a priority for employees
          • Employee Assistance Program

            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.
            The specific education and/or experience is determined by the service delivered and the funding stream requirements.
            General Requirements:

            • Bachelor's degree in relevant area of human services.

              LSS approved examples of human service degrees include, but are not limited to the following:

              • Child Development/Family Relations
              • Community Mental Health
              • Substance Use
              • Counseling/Guidance
              • Criminal Justice
              • Marriage and Family
              • Occupational Therapy
              • Psychology
              • Recreational Therapy
              • Rehabilitation Counseling
              • Social Worker
              • Sociology
              • Special Education
              • Vocational Counseling

                If not listed above, a transcript review as well as payer review may be requested of the applicant/potential employee.
                The incumbent of this position 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 insurance requirements.

                LANGUAGE SKILLS:

                • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret to complete required documentation by established timeframes.
                • Ability to document in a neat, legible, accurate, objective and consistent manner to reflect the services provided.
                • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all levels of LSS management and employees, as well as the individual, family, and circle of support.


                  • Working knowledge of computers to allow employee to access computer systems and applications to complete timecards, read and respond to email, and complete required on-line training.
                  • Ability to utilize efficiently an electronic health record(s) for documentation of direct services.
                  • Must be able to work on computer and utilize computer applications and programs to effectively complete the job.
                  • Ability to work within a variety of ever-changing software packages and computer systems.

                    The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                    While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently bend/stoop, crouch, climb stairs and kneel. This position will require the ability to access a variety of locations in the community.
                    The employee must react appropriately in times of crisis that may include verbal aggression.
                    The incumbent of this position works in a community environment (home, office, community, etc.). The incumbent will also be exposed to outdoor conditions when traveling on company business.
                    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
                    TRAVEL: Daily travel may be required. Some overnight travel may be required.
                    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.Qualifications
                    EducationBachelor Degree of Hum. Serv. or Related Field (required)
                    Licenses & CertificationsDriver's License (required)

                    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Lutheran Social Services, Eau Claire , Part Time Care Coordinator (Substance Abuse Counselor/In Training required), Other , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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