If your healthy lifestyle includes low-risk choices regarding substance use, the ability to work independently and within a team, and a desire to use your written and oral communication skills to help others, the Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse program could be the career training for you.
AODA associates are held to high ethical standards to inspire respect, trust, and confidence. Your conduct must never compromise your ability to fulfill your professional responsibilities. To succeed, your skills and character must include
- emotional stability, maturity, self-awareness, self-discipline, and personal responsibility.
- a minimum of six months free of substance use-related problems.
- an interest in working with people and appreciation of cultural diversity.
- strong reading, writing, and abstract thinking skills.
This program offers you opportunities to learn skills you'll use every day in your career:
- Clinically evaluate for substance use disorders and treatment needs
- Facilitate referral to meet needs
- Demonstrate case management skills
- Demonstrate counseling skills with individuals, groups, and families
- Provide culturally relevant education related to substance use
- Document and maintain clinical records per agency, federal and state guidelines
- Adhere to accepted ethical and behavior conduct
Program graduates are licensed in Wisconsin as Substance Abuse Counselors-In Training, qualifying for entry-level employment in a rewarding career.