Co-Occurring Counselor

UCS Healthcare

Consulting, Social Services, Wellness | Full Time | Onsite | Knoxville

Posted: 1/16/24

Job Description

"UCS Healthcare values me as an employee." "I'm given the latitude to do my job." "UCS Healthcare is making a difference in our community." "My supervisor is caring and understanding and is rooting for my success!"
These are just a few quotes from a recent employee survey. Many employers promise competitive salaries and benefits, but more than that is required to provide a fulfilling career. What will? How about an organizational culture of mutual respect? Or maybe a career that is not 'corporate,' where profits come before people?

As a healthcare non-profit, we put people first. We pay for a vast majority of your health insurance premium as part of our robust benefits package. We provide real opportunities for advancement and growth while doing work that makes a difference in our communities. We are inclusive and firmly believe that bringing your authentic self to work improves teams and helps our clients thrive.

If you're seeking a workplace that aligns with your values, where your contributions are appreciated, and where you can make a tangible impact, consider joining our team. Rather than waiting for others to catch up with UCS Healthcare, apply with us. Our team members tell us that they are grateful they did. Join us in our mission to create hope for healing and lifelong well-being.

UCS Healthcare has earned the Best Place for Working ParentsĀ® Designation three years running (2021-2023) in recognition of our commitment to supporting working parents through our family-friendly policies and practices.

We have a full-time position available for a Co-Occurring Counselor primarily located at our clinic in Knoxville, Iowa. We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package. This opening has a $2500 Sign-On Bonus paid out in two increments.

Job Summary:

Co-Occurring Counselors assist patients in achieving goals through counseling services. Provides personalized approach to substance use and mental health treatment, and recovery to patients.

As part of UCS Healthcare, team members will follow all laws and regulations, including those at the Federal, State, and Local level. They will also adhere to all UCS policies and procedures, including patient confidentiality, HIPAA/ 42CFR part 2, and all CARF requirements. All team members will operate in alignment with UCS Healthcare's core values, work effectively in a team environment, provide or support patient-centered services, and strive to assist UCS Healthcare in delivering the highest level of care.

Reports To: Clinical Supervisor

Essential Functions: (65%)

Assesses clients referred for substance abuse and mental health evaluations and makes appropriate treatment recommendations.

Provides individual and group counseling to patients.

Maintain a client caseload in accordance with assigned duties. With each case, the counselor will provide for detailed records which reflects a comprehensive treatment plan, treatment progress, aftercare, referral, and patient management as set forth by UCS Healthcare policies and State Licensure Requirements.

Other Functions: (35%)

Performs case management functions such as maintaining case records and coordinating additional services as necessary.

Participate in quality assurance meetings and counselor staffing's.

Maintain credential to supervise licensed interns that are working at the agency and assigned for your supervision of the intern.

Attend approved conferences and meetings to secure and maintain credentials.

Apprise supervisor of problems encountered in case loads

Monitor and provide coverage for agency crisis line.

Additional duties as assigned.

Implement any curriculums identified as appropriate by management.

Interpret referral paperwork to determine appropriate level of care.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

Master's Degree in social work, mental health or related field.

Licensed in Iowa as an independent clinician (LMFT, LMSW, or LISW) or be working on independent licensing within one year of hire. At minimum, must have a temporary license (tLMHC, LMHC, tLMFT).

Certified or working towards CADC certification within one year of hire.

Experienced in both the disease of addiction and mental health diagnosis and treatment

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience:

Licensed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), Licensed master social worker(LMSW), or Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)

Current Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) with Iowa Board of Certification

Experience with group facilitation, understanding of substance use disorders and comprehension of counseling theories.

Physical Requirements:

A valid driver's license is required (an Iowa driver's license is required within 30 days of hire) and liability insurance or an equivalent means of personal transportation and coverage as travel within the state of Iowa may be necessary.

Communicating with others to exchange information

Work Schedule:

Full-time 40 Hours a week This role will have 3 days in Knoxville and 2 in West Des Moines each week. Depending on the program assigned to working hours can vary from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. including Saturdays. Work may be assigned at any of the agency office locations (West Des Moines, Ankeny, and Knoxville).

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

Need Assistance?

Applicants that are requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Human Resources.

UCS Healthcare is an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Deadline to Apply 1/11/25


813 N Lincoln Street Suite 9

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Colton Hart

Deadline to Apply 1/11/25

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