Substance Use Disorder Counselor

UCS Healthcare

Healthcare | Full Time | Onsite | West Des Moines

Posted: 12/13/23

Job Description

full-time position available for a Substance Use Disorder Counselor based in West Des Moines, IA with regular coverage in Ankeny, Iowa.
Substance Use Disorder Counselors assist clients in achieving goals through counseling services.

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.

Deadline to Apply 12/7/24


Essential Job Functions

Essential Functions: (70%)

Conduct initial assessment, admission, and transition planning
Provides individual and group counseling to patients
Maintain a client caseload in accordance with assigned duties
Participate in quality assurance meetings and counselor staffing's
Develop individualized treatment plans
Complete documentation for patients in required time frame
Evaluate treatment plans and define goals with patients served as required by level of care
Maintain patient charts and data as mandated by state, federal and agency requirements)
Regular Attendance is required.
Other Functions: (30%)

Assess progress of patients served in relation to the treatment applied on an ongoing basis.
Coordinate delivery of treatment modalities
Collaborate treatment functions with outside agencies.
Apprise supervisor of problems encountered in caseloads.
Attend approved conferences and meetings to secure and maintain credentials.
Monitor and provide coverage for agency crisis line.
Implement evidenced based curriculums identified as appropriate by management.
Interpret referral paperwork to determine appropriate level of care.
Engage in a fast pace, problem solving workflow.


Associates degree.
Preferred Education Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

Bachelor's or Master's degree.


Certified or able to obtain CADC certification within one year.
Must excel in team environment.
Adhere to agency policy and procedures, engage in critical thinking, and utilize problem solving skills.
Ability to use de-escalation skills in resolving conflict when necessary.

About the Company

The location of this position will be based on the need for clinical presence. Work may be assigned to any of the agency office locations (West Des Moines, Ankeny, and Knoxville) but will be primarily based in West Des Moines but will have regular coverage responsibilities in Ankeny.

Travel Required


Resume Required


Contact Person

Kelsey Way

Deadline to Apply 12/7/24

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