Catholic Charities of Madison
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • Full Time

Our full-time benefits package includes: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Flex Spending Account (FSA), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 403(b) Retirement Plan (with 6% company match after 1 year), Paid Vacation (3 weeks to start), Paid Sick Leave (8 days each year), and Paid Holidays (10 days per year).

Changing Lives. Serving All. Employing All. The heart of our mission is compassionate, caring services for the poor and vulnerable.

5 Door Recovery, a program within Catholic Charities, has an immediate opening for a full time Clinical Support Specialist. The hours for this position are primarily evenings and weekends. Individuals with a positive, upbeat, and welcoming personality, with a passion for helping others, are encouraged to apply!

We offer the following:

  • A competitive starting wage with a cost differential for hours worked on the weekends.
  • A full benefits package.
  • A $500 unlimited Employee Referral bonus!

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Facilitates and/or co-facilitates psycho-educational, therapy, process, and experimental groups.
  • Administers urinalyses and breathalyzer tests to residents as scheduled.
  • Provides medication monitoring and related documentation; dispenses medications to residents and accurately records; assists the medical case manager with checking in medications and creating Medication Administration Records.
  • Documents for each resident in End of Shift Summaries and individualized Daily Notes observations of residents' attitudes toward treatment and recovery.
  • Assists the Primary Counselors with tasks as assigned.
  • Performs informal counseling with residents as needed and documents appropriately.


  • Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) or Substance Abuse Counselor-In Training (SAC-IT) eligible, or other credential with a specialized knowledge and training in mental health and substance use disorders, granted by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Minimum of either Certified Recovery Coach or Certified Peer Support Specialist credential.
  • Familiarity with co-occurring disorders, i.e., mental health substance abuse disorders, and general recovery principles.
  • Demonstrated skills in active listening and supportive counseling.
  • Clear understanding of boundaries related to personal recovery, 12-step self-help, and professional treatment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Positive and professional verbal and written communication skills.

Catholic Charities was founded in 1946 and is a private, nonprofit organization serving people in an 11 county area in south-central Wisconsin. The agency helps people of all ages deal with mental health issues, face transitions in life, reach for their potential despite special challenges, heal from abuse or addiction and secure emergency services.

We serve those in need regardless of religion, race, social or economic status. We serve and employ persons regardless of sexual orientation, religious, ethnic, racial, or social background. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourage women, minorities, and applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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