Licensed Therapist
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Racine, WI 
Posted 6 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
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 of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan, in collaboration with Racine County, is currently seeking a Licensed Therapist to join our growing team. This therapist will provide outpatient counseling and assessments to individuals presenting with mental health and/or AODA issues.

The right candidate will have a Master's degree in Social Work, a minimum of 5 year prior counseling experience, and possess an active and unrestricted LCSW. Prior substance abuse experience and/or CSAC or ICS certification preferred.

Provide comprehensive, outpatient counseling and assessment services to individuals presenting with mental health diagnoses, who may also present with AODA issues.

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.

  • Provide counseling to individuals presenting with mental health concerns, often accompanied with substance abuse issues.
  • Provide clinical assessment and document bio-psycho-social intake after initial session.
  • Prepare initial treatment plan and ongoing reviews in prescribed time frames.
  • Follow timely documentation requirements, as required by license and clinic standards.
  • Engage patient in treatment, e.g. motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Provide individual counseling, utilizing evidence based therapy, based on treatment goals.
  • Participate in professional staffing as required by license
  • Participate in continuous program quality-improvement efforts, which emphasize treatment engagement, continuation in treatment and successful completion of treatment.
  • Utilizing electronic case management software (TCM - The Clinic Manager) record summary of each encounter, including notations of missed, cancelled appointments, as well as telephone contacts according to Medicare, Medicaid and other clinic standards.
  • Conduct individual and group therapy
  • Participate in professional staffing and meetings as required
  • Maintain a professional and confidential relationship with patients.
  • Employee will maintain records that are in compliance with Racine County, State of Wisconsin and Federal regulations.
  • Employee to focus on continued quality improvement.
  • Employee will maintain required production levels.
  • Complete the discharge summary in a timely fashion.
  • Complete PPS information accurately and timely.
  • Provide oral and written communication that is appropriate to the task and in accordance with agency, DHS 34, 35, 75 and Medicaid standards.
  • Make intervention and assessment decisions using the "Best Practice" philosophy.
  • Work collaboratively with law enforcement, families, other county departments, schools, acute care services providers, and other community resources to coordinate appropriate crisis resolution and referral.
  • Communicate pertinent information on a timely basis and participate in clinical supervision case reviews, staffing's, and/or case planning meetings.
  • Complete all necessary health care/medical and financial record documentation required to maintain complete medical and financial billing records.
  • Provide crisis therapy when indicated. (Only appropriately credentialed staff)
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including responding to an emergency event.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Service Awards and Recognition


  • Master's Degree in Social Work.
  • 5 years of counseling experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally using written, verbal or electronic formats.
  • Ability to maintain excellent relationships with members served and community partners
  • Familiarity with a variety of evidence based practices appropriate to members served
  • Working knowledge and experience with outpatient services including DHS 35, 75, Patient Rights, 42 CFR and all regulations governing State of Wisconsin
  • Ability to develop and maintain an effective body of knowledge regarding BHS's responsibilities to the community and consumers served.
  • Ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to relate to diverse economic and ethic population
  • Ability to work independently, yet fully participate as part of a therapeutic clinical team of professionals including mental health and substance abuse therapists, psychiatrists, APNPs and nurses.
  • Ability to solve problems and negotiate solutions
  • Technically proficient with Microsoft office products, internet browsing and EMR.
  • Interacts with the public in a professional manner.
  • Must be able and willing to work evenings.


  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Unrestricted LCSW or LPC is required. LCSW preferred. CSAC, and ICS is preferred.


Ability to communicate both in verbal and written format, effectively and efficiently in job.


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.


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 worker is regularly required to sit at a desk, some filing, answering the phone, computer usage and driving. This position may bend/stoop, crouch, climb stairs and kneel. This position may require the ability to access a variety of locations in the community. The employee must react appropriately in times of crisis.

The incumbent of this position works in an office environment. The incumbent will also be exposed to outdoor weather conditions when traveling on company business.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required. Some overnight travel may be required.

We want you! Apply today to join our team.

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.



Master Degree or better in Social Work.



5 years: Counseling


2 years: Substance Abuse

Licenses & Certifications


Lic Clin Social Worker

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The 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.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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