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Resources For Human Development, Inc. Certified Counselor in Knoxville, Iowa

Description/Job Summary

Are you looking for a career where you'll make an Impact?

Do you want to work with an organization that truly cares about people? Here's your chance!

We are hiring a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the Knoxville/Leon area!

Now offering a $1500 sign on bonus and $1500 retention bonus!!

Resources for Human Development (RHD) - one of the Nation's leading support services organizations - is seeking a focused individual to fill the role of an Addiction Counselor.

How You'll Make an Impact

The function of the Addiction Counselor is to provide integrated mental health and substance abuse services to consumers with co-occurring disorders. The addiction Counselor's job responsibilities include assessment, use of stage-wise interventions, provision of substance abuse group, implementation of harm reduction techniques, and treatment planning. The incumbent in this position is a mobile clinician and expected to deliver services to individuals through the service territory as scheduled. The position will also support the operations of the program on a rotating on-call, evening and weekend schedule if needed.

What We Offer You:

  • Commitment to maintaining a values-based and trauma-informed environment for all

  • Employee Wellness Program

  • On-the-job training

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage including medical, eye, and dental for qualifying staff

  • Retirement savings plan for qualifying staff

  • Generous paid time off for qualifying staff

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Discounted Tuition with College & University Partnerships

What You'll Love About RHD:

Commitment to Values: We are committed to the fundamental value of dignity and respect for all human beings, to the empowerment of our consumers and staff, and to the flexibility to meet the changing needs of all our partners and those we serve.

Dedication to Wellness: We value and prioritize our employees' mental, physical, and emotional health by providing free, online fitness classes, nutrition services, counseling sessions, and webinars on various health-related topics

Investment in Growth: We offer programs and workshops to our staff that support furthering education and the development of leadership skills


  • Provide community based services at times and locations convenient to clients.

  • Utilize Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and stages of change techniques.

  • Assist with medication monitoring of self-administration and medication management.

  • Provide assertive outreach when necessary to engage clients.

  • Provide on-call, after-hour support to clients as scheduled.

  • Provide clinical treatment for mental health and substance abuse/dependence, incorporating recovery-based, client-centered treatment approaches and harm reduction strategies.

  • Utilize evidence-based interventions and therapeutic techniques to address consumer's mental health symptoms and coping skills.

  • Develop treatment plans, early intervention plans, and recovery action plans with clients.

  • Provide direct assistance with family of clients in areas such as in-home family education and relationship building.

  • Actively participate in the engagement of new clients into the ACT program many of whom are transitioning from a residential, or inpatient acute level of care.

Required Experience

A minimum of two years of experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in a Human Service field

Required Qualifications

  • CADC Certification

  • The ability to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations

  • The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals

  • Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately

  • Valid Iowa Drivers License

Program Summary

Assertive Community Treatment is a multi-faceted team approach to assisting clients with persistent and severe mental health diagnosis to live in the community. The team consists of housing, vocational, substance use, therapy, medication management and community resource help. We are mission driven to help people improve the quality of their lives.

Resources for HumanDevelopment is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age,religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.