Substance Abuse Counselor – PT *$2,500 Sign-On Bonus*

Employment Status



Open Until Filled


Boone, IA
The role:

As a Substance Abuse Counselor, you will address the needs of outpatient substance abuse clients who need assessment for chemical dependency and/or extended treatment for these and related issues while providing an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. You will be the primary counselor providing assessments as well as individual and group counseling for the youth.

What we offer:
  • $2,500 sign-on bonus
  • Fun team environment
  • Mission-driven work
  • Wellness program offerings
  • Discounts on pet insurance
  • Flexible shift and hours
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Development of employment skills that you can take with you anywhere: teamwork, problem-solving, adaptability, communication, leadership, creativity
What you will need:
  • Must have an Iowa Substance Abuse Counselor Certification, either a temporary-CADC or a CADC/IADC.
  • Two years of experience in individual, group, and family therapy, and formal training in the field of substance use disorders is required.
  • Must be 21 years old with a valid driver's license.
What you will do:
  • Lead groups and provide opportunities for group and individual feedback on the program and discuss problems and accomplishments.
  • Respect the client's rights to make their own decisions and to deal with the consequences and reactions to those decisions.
  • Observe all federal and state confidentiality and privacy regulations.
  • Take an active role in the development of each client's treatment plan and implements the treatment plan.
  • Provide crisis intervention for clients.
  • Network within the area to solicit referrals for the outpatient program - market the program to potential referral sources.
  • Conduct Substance Abuse Awareness Groups.
  • Arrange for payment/funding for all clients including Title XIX (Medicaid), private insurance, IMSACP Medicaid (assuring REVS line is checked), private funds, DHS, or court-ordered services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

$35,000 - 45,000 /year


For more information, please contact Jill Hill at

All applicants are required to complete an online application.
YSS hires nicotine-free staff only. YSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.