Adolescent Residential Treatment Counselor

Job Title: Adolescent Residential Treatment Counselor
Posted: Feb 11, 2021
Type: Full-time

Job Description

At Community & Family Resources (CFR), our staff has the opportunity to provide support at many different levels with youth as well as adults.  Our teams at CFR consist of highly qualified and motivated staff that has a passion for working with people and specifically assisting those who have or have had a struggle with substance use and the disease of addiction.  Many of the people we serve have also struggled with poor decision making, legal issues, homelessness, mental health disorders, health issues, and family issues leaving them with minimal support.  Our team at CFR works together to provide support and instill hope for the people we work with.  We provide education regarding alternatives that are available and the hope of achieving a healthy and happy lifestyle.
CFR is currently seeking to hire an Adolescent Residential Counselor for our youth residential program.  The basic tasks are to provide chemical dependency and gambling treatment services to individuals with substance abuse and/or gambling disorders and their families including assessment, individual/family treatment, group treatment, education/prevention services and support services.
HOURS:  Will work 9a-5:30p Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday, 12p-8:30p Tuesday. Days off are Friday/Saturday
  • Assists clients in completion of necessary assessment forms/documents
  • Conducts individual assessment sessions for completion of psychosocial histories of clients.
  • Participates with Program Supervisor in development of recommendations for clients.
  • Prepares and distributes assessment results, reports, etc. as required and requested.
  • Assists in other assessment processes as required and requested.
Support services:
  • Assists individuals and families in the intervention process through educational and planning sessions and, when feasible, participates in the interventions.
  • Maintains appropriate client and pre-client case records.
  • Provides clients and families with referral resources for the services not provided by the agency or when agency services are inappropriate.
  • Provides training for agency staff in areas of own expertise.
Treatment services:
  • Provides client orientation to treatment services
  • Assists in the development, coordination, and evaluation of treatment program.
  • Conducts individual and family sessions consistent with treatment plans.
  • Develops and coordinates individual treatment plans with client, Program Director, and referral sources.
  • Facilitates groups as required and provides follow-up services.
  • May be asked to act as Program Supervisor’s designee in interviewing each client before admission in order to preview all intake data with client.
Community education and prevention:
  • Participates in coordination of community awareness programs concerning substance use and problem gambling.
  • Provides community education about substance use and problem gambling when consistent with program philosophy and personal expertise.

Skills & Experience

Certificates, licenses, and registrations:
  • It is the requirement of the position that the employee will hold a certification as a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) and subsequently as an International Alcohol & Drug Counselor (IADC), as soon as the person can meet the qualifications per the Iowa Board of Certification standards.
  • Due to extenuating circumstances, an extension may be approved by the Executive Director.
Education and/or experience:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited educational institution, preferably in the social or behavioral sciences and with the necessary courses to meet certification standards below (in some cases this may mean special courses in substance abuse beyond the degrees) OR
  • At least three years of experience as a full-time substance use and/or gambling treatment counselor.
  • Hold and maintain  a substance use certification, i.e., Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor or International Alcohol & Drug Counselor from the Iowa Board of Certification or a state that has reciprocity AND
  • Have received a minimum of 30 hours of training or education related to problem gambling within the previous 24 months OR
  • Currently maintain active status as a licensed or certified practitioner in a counseling-related field and have received a minimum of 20 hours of training or education related to problem gambling within the previous 24 months.

Additional Information

Posted: Feb 11, 2021
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Schedule: Day Shift
Type: Full-time