Program Psychotherapist - The Dewey Center
Wauwatosa, WI 
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Job Description
Job ID 182756
Specialty / Department

Adult Chem Dep Svcs

Full / Part Time Part-Time
Hours / Bi-weekly Pay Period 40
Shift / Scheduled Hours

8:00am to 4:30pm with flexibility to work 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Weekend and Holiday Rotation

  • Wauwatosa 1220 Dewey Av
    1220 Dewey Ave Wauwatosa, WI 53213
How You'll Make a Difference

It's more than a job - it's a calling

Conducts patient assessments and provides psychotherapy and other related therapies to individuals, couples, families or groups of patients. Follows established policies and procedures of assigned service area.

Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team by reviewing assessment data, case management, intake and other discipline data. Ensures goals identified in the treatment plan are clinically appropriate to the stated problems, developmentally focused, measurable and achievable within current anticipated lengths of stay, and updates treatment plans as appropriate.

Performs patient psychosocial assessments to determine appropriate intervention and care plan, goal determination and treatment planning altering same as case warrants. Contacts families, where appropriate, for collateral information and discharge planning. Facilitates family meetings, communicates schedule and outcomes with members of the interdisciplinary team.

Provides individual and group psychotherapy to patients and families. Provides family therapy as appropriate. Understands and utilizes brief therapy model as appropriate.

Accurately completes all documentation responsibilities as outlined in department/service area procedures within established timelines. Documentation responsibilities include but are not limited to: treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, aftercare plans, records for billing, etc.

May be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the appropriateness of social services provided. Performs chart audits, analyzes data and identifies deficiencies. Provides reports and, as necessary, suggestions and/or evidence of improvement to appropriate committee and individuals.

Maintains or exceeds clinical productivity standards established by the Manager with a minimum drop out/cancellation rate. Demonstrates ability to plan and organize work schedule within time allotted.

Works cooperatively with other professional and non-professional staff to identify and resolve problems in the service delivery systems, ultimately improving the quality of patient care.

Acts as a liaison with referral sources to ensure continuity of care and discharge planning. Facilitates timely and appropriate referrals to other community resource networks such as outpatient providers of mental health and AODA services, home health agencies, residential treatment facilities and other community agencies specializing in financial, housing, child care and transportation services. Documents these activities appropriately.

License & Certifications
Professional Counselor license issued by the state of Wisconsin, or

Marriage and Family Therapist license issued by the state of Wisconsin, or

Social Worker, Clinical license issued by the state of Wisconsin.

Master's Degree in Social Work, or

Master's Degree in Psychology, Clinical, or

Master's Degree in Psychology, Educational, or

Master's Degree in Psychology, Counseling or related field.

Typically requires 1 year of experience in providing therapy in behavioral health.

Some positions may be restricted to individuals with Master's Degree in Social Work and be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker upon hire.Some positions may also require one of the following Substance Abuse licenses upon hire, Substance Abuse Counselor-In-Training, Substance Abuse Counselor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, or Clinical Supervisor-In-Training.Skilled as a generalist and has one or more specializations. Extensive knowledge and skills in the application of theory, practice and techniques of behavioral health and/or substance abuse treatment services.Good written and verbal communication skills.Demonstrates the ability to function in a complex mental health delivery system.

At Aurora Health Care

We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.

Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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