Substance Use Counselor

Salary – $52,593.00 – $67,034.00 Annually
Location  – 459 E First Street Fond du Lac, WI
Job Type – Full Time
Department – Human Services


This position is part of the clinical treatment team within Fond du Lac County Human Services. Substance use counselors (SUD) are responsible for evaluating/assessing, diagnosing, and treating individuals with substance use disorder. SUD counselors are required to participate in clinical staffing, treatment planning, crisis intervention services, community prevention efforts, and provide consultation within the agency, community partners, and pubic.

Examples of Duties

 Essential Duties:

  • Provides comprehensive assessments, screening, and documentation of new client intakes.
  • Maintains professional documentation of ongoing clients in a timely manner. 
  • Prepares individualized treatment plans and required reviews.
  • Maintains professional and confidential relationship with clients.
  • Conducts individual and group therapies in the outpatient clinic and inpatient unit.
  • Participates and attends required staffing and meetings.
  • Provides and participates in prevention efforts within Fond du Lac County 
  • Provides CCS service facilitation for individuals diagnosed with a SUD.
  • Provides crisis intervention services to clients in in need of immediate assessment and/or referral. 
  • Works collaboratively with outside Departments to include: Department of Social Services, Probation   and Parole, Schools, Jail, Department of Transportation, Residential Facilities, Courts, etc. 
  • Participates in coordination and care of clients involved in the Drug Court Program
  • Provides OWI assessments, develops Driver Safety Plans, and provides case management to clients in need of treatment services. 

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish a therapeutic relationship.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of DHS 75 regulations.
  • Knowledge of evidence based practices.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to interact with the public in a professional manner
  • Must be able and willing to work evening. 


  • Licensed SUD counselor in the State of Wisconsin required (SAC-IT, SAC, CSAC).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field is preferred.
  • Five years (5) of experience in providing SUD evaluation and treatment services.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license and automobile insurance.


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