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UCS Iowa National Guard (IANG) Counselor

Company: UCS Healthcare
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Are you passionate about recovery, physical and emotional health, and cultural equality? At UCS Healthcare, our values guide our culture. We embrace diversity and inclusion and seek colleagues who desire to work in an environment where everyone is accepted and their unique characteristics are celebrated.UCS Healthcare is a CARF-accredited, non-profit health care organization based in West Des Moines, Iowa with additional offices in Knoxville and Ankeny. UCS also operates 11 medication units across the state offering medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opiate/alcohol addiction. We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package.UCS Healthcare has earned the Best Place for Working Parents Designation three years running () in recognition of our commitment to supporting working parents through our family-friendly policies and practicesReports To: Chief Advancement OfficerJob Summary: The UCS Iowa National Guard (IANG) Counselor provides the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program to the Iowa National Guard (IANG). They perform yearly screenings, brief interventions, brief treatment, and referrals to services as deemed appropriate.As part of UCS Healthcare, team members will follow all laws and regulations, including those at the Federal, State, and Local level. They will also adhere to all UCS policies and procedures, including patient confidentiality, HIPAA/ 42CFR part 2, and all CARF requirements. All team members will operate in alignment with UCS Healthcare's core values, work effectively in a team environment, provide or support patient-centered services, and strive to assist UCS Healthcare in delivering the highest level of care.Essential Functions (85%):Conduct one on one sessions with troops with substance use disorder (SUD) related issues in an educational settingScreen Troops with identified SUD-related issues for the appropriate level of intervention as requested by IANGKeep up-to-date clinical records for interactions with clients in a timely manner.Conduct outreach to outlying armories as requested by IANGConsult with IANG units and organizations on cases that involve substances and be able to articulate best practices for intervening successfullyTravel throughout the state of Iowa to various national guard barracks and locations is requiredAttend required meetings and workgroups as assigned by the IANGAttend required drill weekends with the IANG for SBIRT screening of troops. (12 Weekends a year)Facilitate Resident Brief Treatment Weekends for troops in the IANG seeking help for substance issues. (6 Weekends a year)Facilitate Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) group training for members of the IANG as requested (2-3 times/year)Regular attendance is requiredAdditional duties as assignedOther Functions: (15%)Coordinate delivery of treatment modalitiesCollaborate treatment functions with outside agenciesApprise supervisor of problems encountered in caseloadsAttend approved conferences and meetings to secure credentialsImplement evidenced-based curriculums identified as appropriate by managementInterpret referral paperwork to determine an appropriate level of careEngage in a fast pace, problem-solving workflowMinimum Knowledge, Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:Associate's DegreeAble to obtain Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification in one year after hireTravel throughout the state of Iowa to various national guard barracks and locations is requiredPreferred Knowledge, Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or temporary (t)CADC2 years experience in a related field such as Behavioral HealthBachelor's DegreeSupervisory Responsibility (if any): n/aPhysical Requirements:Accessible by phone or email on a continuous basis during working hours.Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.Ability to be mobile up to mile a day to get clients to and from the lobby and complete other tasks around the officeCommunicating with others to exchange information.A valid driver's license is required (an Iowa driver's license is required within 30 days of hire), and liability insurance or an equivalent means of personal transportation and coverage as travel within the state of Iowa may be necessary.Work Schedule: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Daily schedule may vary based on client needs, IANG needs, team member needs, or job duties demand.Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Need Assistance?Applicants that are requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Human Resources.UCS Healthcare is an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

Keywords: UCS Healthcare, West Des Moines , UCS Iowa National Guard (IANG) Counselor, Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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