Behavioral Health Therapist, AODA – 90% FTE – Behavioral Health and Recovery Clinic
UW Health3.5
Remote Madison, WI
Job details
Estimated: $52,000 - $70,000 a year
Full time
Work from home
Job description

Join the #1 hospital in Wisconsin!

We are seeking a Behavioral Health Therapist, AODA to:

  • Provide alcohol, drug, and mental health evidence-based treatments to adults and adolescents, with the ability to make dual diagnoses.
  • Perform assessments, treatment planning, on-going individual and group therapy, case management, and complete related documentation
  • Work with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team of physicians, therapists and other professionals
  • Provide a hybrid of telehealth (work from home) and in clinic care

Education :

Minimum – Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, or other Behavioral Health related field.

Work Experience :

Minimum – One (1) year of combined experience working with individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.

Preferred – Two (2) years of combined experience working with individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.

Licenses and Certifications :

Minimum –

  • Unrestricted Mental Health license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), or license eligible in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Unrestricted certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC), Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), or the substance use disorder specialty granted with the LCSW, LPC, or LMFT, with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), or license eligible in the State of Wisconsin (Two or more years’ experience treating substance abuse disorders may be considered in lieu of substance abuse certification).

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities :

  • Knowledge of legal guidelines relating to alcohol, drug, and mental health counseling.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent interviewing and assessment skills.
  • Strong ability to translate assessment information in to a treatment plan.
  • Demonstrated success in working with a culturally diverse patient population and community.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing stress and crisis situations.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal community resources available to patients.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Must be in recovery for at least two years, if recovering from a substance use disorder.

Physical Requirements :

Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UW Health is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we work to embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, women, and LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities are strongly encouraged. EOE, including disability/vets.

W ork Schedule :

90% FTE, 36 hours per week. Shifts scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, with at least one evening shift. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.

UW Health Clinics - our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing an exceptional patient and family experience by delivering the highest quality of care in a compassionate environment. With more than 80 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout Dane County and the surrounding areas, we are proud to have the opportunity to impact the communities we serve.

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Madison, WI




$500M to $1B (USD)


Health Care

Company Description
UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,500 physicians and 16,500 staff at seven hospitals and more than 80 outpatient sites. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill their patient care, research, education and community service missions.
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"One of the best healthcare companies around the area, but room for improvement."
Former EmployeeMRI Technologist
Good pay, solid coworkers, management is welcoming but not very flexible. Hours aren't flexible. Long shifts and lots of assigned OT when short staffed (often).

"Supportive nursing staff, upper management doesn’t really care about staff."
Former EmployeeRegistered Nurse
Nursing staff within the unit is amazing. Need to pay nurses who work there more especially those working in COVID. Nurses work until exhaustion. Short staffed often. Took 18 months for the hospital to recognize COVID units and what they are doing and to even begin to start doing anything to help. No hazard pay.

Current EmployeeReceiver
It’s an okay company, overworks managers to where you can see they are stressed and all over the place, no talks about raises or bonuses. Not even around the holidays for any employees. Understaffed, hardly get people to stay.

"Okay to work until union stopped "
Former EmployeeRegistered Nurse
Good place to work till union stopped. I left after that but there were a lot of changes that fell from the sky when the union was abolished. We didn’t know what was going to Happen next