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Residential Certified Counselor

Job Details

YSS of North Iowa - Mason City, IA
Full Time
$20.74 - $31.10 Hourly
Direct Care - Residential Addiction Treatment


The role:

YSS is seeking a full-time Residential Certified Counselor to work in our adolescent residential addiction treatment facility in Mason City.

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.

What you will do:

  • Provides individual, family, and group counseling; skill development; and crisis intervention to adolescents and their families.
  • Completes all appropriate documentation in a timely and complete manner. Files will be in compliance with the standards of the appropriate third party payers.
  • Complies with quality assurance and utilization policies and procedures of YSS.
  • Keeps a current weekly work schedule of counseling and group sessions, meetings, and office hours.
  • Ability to handle confidential information and paperwork with care and discretion.
  • Maintains ethics and expectations of the counselor’s certification and of YSS.
  • Hears and understand others as they communicate emotions of various intensity.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with coworkers, adolescents, families, and other entities involved.

What we offer:

  • Fun team environment
  • Mission-driven work
  • Wellness program offerings
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts on pet insurance
  • Flexible shift and hours
  • Training and development opportunities

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.


Up to $40,000/year


What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field in required. Experience may be substituted for the education component.
  • Temporary Certification by the Iowa Board for Substance Abuse as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) is required. A full CADC is required within 6 months.
  • Recovering applicants must have a minimum of two years of continuous sobriety to be considered for this position.
  • Two years of full time experience in the delivery of substance use services to adolescents in a public or private organization is preferred.