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Job Category:

Human/Social Services

Position Title:

Support Professional - Addictions & Corrections

Position Description:

Typically 2nd shift hours during the week and 3p-11p every other weekend.

JOB PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE: Under supervision, performs work involving the care and treatment of clients providing a positive supportive influence, adherence to program rules and expectations; and performs other duties as required.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: •Supports and monitors clients within established policies and procedures. •Interacts with clients on an individual or group basis providing guidance and a positive supportive influence. •Records observations relating to actions and behavior of clients and maintains records and reports as required. •May organize and distribute clothing, bedding and other supplies. •May assist with meal preparation in residential settings •Performs general housekeeping and cleaning duties in residential settings as needed and operates laundry equipment. •May transport clients to meetings, services, appointments and other activities. •Assist clients with medication administration to ensure compliance with prescribed dosages and timeframes. •Provide medication monitoring in residential programs as outlined in licensing policies. •May purchase supplies and/or groceries for the program. •Advocates for primary clients in the community. •Attends staff meetings and participates in training activities as required. •May provide educational group activities for clients within program specified parameters. •Provides information concerning status of clients to correctional agents and other professionals within established guidelines. •May administer basic first aid as needed. •Participates as a member of a quality team and interacts with primary, external, and internal customers of the agency in such a way that the client experiences increasing quality.

OTHER ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES •Working knowledge of the program and safety within the program. •Working knowledge of the rules, regulations, and policies governing the delivery of services. •Working knowledge of basic principles of first aid. •Working knowledge of behavior, inter-personal relations, social interaction and addictions and corrections. •Ability to serve as a positive role model for clients and provide effective direction and supervision. •Ability to detect and recognize potentially hazardous situations and take immediate and appropriate action.

Requirements: EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Graduation from high school, HSED, or GED equivalency is preferred. One (1) year of work experience, preferably involving care or supervision of client. Training from a recognized college or university with several courses in social work, psychology, sociology, or a closely related field may substitute for the work experience. Addictions or correctional experience is preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS The incumbent of this position must have a valid Driver’s License. Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required. Must pass a Caregiver Background Check according to program regulations. First Aid training, and CPR Certificate (when required) preferred but may be obtained after hire.

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Apply online:

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Rehab Counseling/Services

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Employer Details:

Employer Name:


Lutheran Social Services


Human/Social Services



647 W. Virginia Street, ste 200







Phone Number:

(800) 488-5181

Website: (Visit Website)

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