Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Consider the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. We are focused on public safety through the custody and supervision of offenders. Employees working in the Department of Corrections have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in our custody through careers in a variety of fields. DOC uses cutting-edge research and an evidence-based approach to drive service and program delivery, which allows employees to be part of an agency that has a real impact on the people of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is hiring Treatment Specialist 1 – Substance Abuse Counselors to fill vacancies within our facilities around the state.
provide individual, group, and family counseling and guidance to explore problems and discuss alternative solutions in keeping with treatment modalities
conduct assessments both individually and as part of a team
develop policies and procedures, program components, and specific activities to achieve program goals
provide information to inmates regarding services, rights, responsibilities, policies, rules, etc.
in conjunction with treatment staff and other DOC staff, develop, implement, and monitor case plans
establish and coordinate community service projects
assess individual inmate’s reintegration, restorative justice, job readiness, and relapse prevention plan
develop specialized treatment plans and provide individual interventions
document progress with written reports
AODA Certification by possession of, or eligibility to obtain upon appointment, SAC-IT, SAC or CSAC from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Licenses and/or claims of eligibility will be reviewed and verified prior to interviews.
SAC-IT requirements: 100 hours of specialized education in the following content areas: Substance Abuse Assessment, Substance Abuse Counseling, Substance Abuse Case Management, Substance Abuse Patient Education, Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility, Electives within the performance domains. Transcripts will be reviewed for eligibility.
The Department of Corrections will perform a criminal background check on all applicants prior to hire. Upon hire, all new employees are subject to fingerprinting. The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.
• treatment techniques related to alcohol and drug problems.
• drugs of abuse and their physiological effects.
• research and evidence based alcohol and drug treatment.
• effects of alcohol and drugs in human beings.
• dynamics of human relations.
• interviewing techniques.
• problem identification and solving techniques.
• culturally different values (cultural awareness).
• criminal justice system.
• community resources.
• effective planning principles, practices and techniques.
• skill in administering and interpreting assessment instruments.
• techniques for facilitating group and individual counseling.
• investigation procedures.
How To Apply:
Interested applicants will apply on-line in WISC.JOBS, http://wisc.jobs 19-02345 and clicking on “Apply Now” or applicants new to WISCJOBS will need to create a new account to complete an initial application then apply on-line. You will be required to attach your resume to your application.
After you have finalized your application you will be sent an e-mail by the system confirming that your assessment has been completed.