Residential Certified Counselor

October 5, 2018
Agency : 
Youth & Shelter Services
Position Title: 
Residential Certified Counselor
Job Description: 

YSS is seeking a full time Residential Counselor to work in our adolescent residential addiction treatment facilities in Ames.

The Residential Certified Counselor provides individual, family and group counseling to adolescents and their families through a variety of therapeutic modalities in order to alleviate identified substance use, mental health and behavioral problems.  This position, along with other members of the residential team, provides coordination to assist and strengthen the adolescent's skills to transition back into their home and community.

A Bachelor's degree in social work or related human services field is required.  Work experience can be substituted for the educational component.  

Temporary certification by the Iowa Board of Certification as a certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) is required.

2 years of full time experience in the delivery of substance use services to adolescents in a public or private organization is preferred.

Application Procedure: 

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