Outpatient Addictions Counselor *$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

Employment Status



Open Until Filled


Ames, IA
The role:

As an Outpatient Addictions 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. You will provide assessments as well as individual and group counseling for the youth at the following locations: Ames, Boone, Des Moines, Marshalltown, and Webster City.

What we offer:
  • $5,000 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
Full-time employee benefits include: 
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Supplemental accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity insurance
  • Retirement
  • Birthday as a paid day off
  • Paid time off
  • Holiday pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Years of service recognition
  • YSS is a qualified employer under the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
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.
What you will do:
  • Lead groups and provide opportunities for group and individual feedback on the program and discuss problems and accomplishments.
  • Respect the individual client's rights to make his/her 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 known and/or potential referral sources.
  • Conduct Substance Abuse Awareness Groups
  • Arrange for payment/funding for all clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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.