Qualified Treatment Trainee - Temporary position
Department Behavioral Health-La Crosse
Location Onalaska
Schedule/Shift Days and Weekends
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Job Details


This is a temporary position open to candidates who are pursuing an Advanced Practice Social Worker License, Professional Counselor License or Marriage and Family License.


This position is a full time, temporary, benefited position and is located in La Crosse. 

Schedule includes -  Monday - Friday days and 2 weekends a month


The Qualified Treatment Trainee provides assessment, diagnosis, individualized treatment planning and high-quality, cost-effective psychotherapy and related services to patients. The Qualified Treatment Trainee works within their Scope of Practice, while applying relevant standards of clinical care and professional ethics. Provides services in a manner that reinforces behavioral health care as part of Gundersen's approach to working with patients to achieve the best possible level of medical, mental and emotional health.

Job Responsibilities
  • Assesses, diagnoses, develops individualized treatment plans and provides high-quality psychotherapy and care coordination for patients with AODA and/or Mental Health problems. This care may include individual, group and family therapies; patient and family education; crisis intervention; consultations; referrals; and follow-up services.

  • Advocates for patients and observes the rights of confidentiality, privacy, dignity and respect while working with patients, employees and other individuals.

  • Utilizes clinical supervision to improve knowledge/skills related to assessment, diagnosis, treatment and care coordination.

  • Meets departmental and organizational standards related to documentation, regulatory compliance and accreditation.

  • Applies customer service principles to interactions with patients, Gundersen departments, external referral sources and other organizations.

  • Contributes to department goals and strategies (developing programs, improving patient care, assumes a key program role, provides evening hours or performs outreach).

  • Participates in departmental professional, medical, patient or community education activities.

  • Promotes the awareness, recognition and treatment of mental health concerns within other Gundersen departments and the communities served.

  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    OSHA Category Category III - No employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required Master's degree in   Social Work or Professional Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy 

    Work Experience:
    Required 6 months or less experience completing a clinical intership(as defined by the program)
    Desired 1 year previous work experience with specific patient populations or treatment modalities, as required for particular positions. Previous experience within a hospital, medical group or integrated health care system.
    Required Ability to...
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications patient record systems
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    General - All Positions perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others
    General - All Positions provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization
    General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication
    Leadership use effective time management
    Leadership manage conflict
    Leadership legal and regulatory standards
    Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity
    Reasoning/Decision Making appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW) or 
    Professional Counselor Training License (PCTL) 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Static Standing
    Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder
    Reaching - Above Shoulder
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
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    Environmental Conditions
    Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).

    Qualified Treatment Trainee - Temporary position

    Equal Opportunity Employer