Employment Opportunities

(Download an ASAC Employment Application or a Student/Intern Application.)

TO APPLY FOR A POSITION

  1. Complete the Applicant Characteristic Survey and either email it to info@asac.us and insert in the subject line – Attn: EEO Officer or mail or hand-carry it to: Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), Attn: EEO Officer, 3601 16th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
  2. Complete an ASAC Employment Application form
  3. Submit a current resume

Unless another address is specified, mail or hand-carry your resume and application to:
Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC)
3601 16th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Or email these forms to info@asac.us forms with the subject titled: Job Application – (insert position).

Current Openings

Cedar Rapids – Residential Patient Support Recovery Center

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) has a full time Residential Patient Support Position for the 2p-10:30p shift (Friday through Tuesday), at the Recovery Center. Recovery Center is a substance abuse residential program for men and women.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High school diploma; AA or Professional Certificate (such as Certified Treatment Assistant) is preferred
  • Valid Iowa driver’s license
  • At least one year experience in a residential environment preferred
  • Ability to work on a daily basis utilizing standard office equipment
  • Ability to use computer system, software and to work well technology
  • Ability to use independent judgment, analytical/decision-making skills, verbal and written communication skills, human relations skills, team working skills, and organizational skills
  • This position consists of frequent sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact Linda Lint at llint@asac.us.

Cedar Rapids – Full-time Outpatient Counselor

REPORTS TO: Component Director, Shirley Schneider

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: Counsels, plans, coordinates, and provides other services as needed for clients in the outpatient modality of the Area Substance Abuse Council;  This position will work out of the 6th Judicial DCS office in Cedar Rapids and will work closely with corrections staff and a multidisciplinary team on behalf of the patient.  Applicants should be able to work well with patients who have criminal justice histories.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages and maintains a caseload of outpatient clients
  • Initiates, implements, and reviews a treatment plan for all assigned clients
  • Coordinates all service delivery for assigned clients
  • Provides individual counseling to all assigned clients
  • Helps facilitate group counseling for selected clients
  • Coordinates client involvement with other agencies
  • Attends training as needed and directed, provides education and information to other community and general public
  • Provides urinalysis monitoring on an as needed basis; maintains contact with referring agency or person; and conducts intake and assessments on a regular basis.

GENERAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
It is the responsibility of each employee to:

  • Understand and uphold ASAC’s mission
  • Adhere to ASAC policies and procedures, and to all applicable city, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Maintain strict confidentiality, in accordance with HIPAA and 42CFR
  • Display a professional attitude towards and treat all other employees, referral sources, funders, volunteers, visitors, patients and their families with dignity and respect at all times
  • Demonstrates good communication with, including but not limited to: supervisor, colleagues, co-workers patient/family members, community members, management staff, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrate good attendance and punctuality for all work related events
  • Demonstrate involvement as a team member, regardless of where primary duties lie, by positively contributing to the overall agency operations
  • Submit paperwork and meet job responsibility deadlines as assigned
  • Maintain all required license, certifications and related CEUs
  • Know and perform job duties in a safe manner
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisors and/or management staff

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Human Service or related field preferred; or Bachelor’s Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling, Social Work, Human Services, Counseling or related field; or certified or licensed counselor working in the substance abuse field and/or mental health field
  • Ability to work on a daily basis utilizing standard office equipment
  • Ability to use computer system, software and to work well technology
  • Ability to use independent judgment, analytical/decision-making skills, verbal and written communication skills, human relations skills, team working skills, and organizational skills
  • Certification from IBC is preferred
  • This position consists of sitting or standing for extended periods of time

 

Cedar Rapids – Heart of Iowa Residential Counselor

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Residential Counselor is responsible for counseling and managing a caseload in a women and children residential facility for substance abuse clients.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages and maintains a client caseload of residential patients; initiates, implements, and reviews treatment plans for all assigned patients
  • Provides individual counseling to all assigned patients;
  • Helps facilitate group counseling sessions for all residential patients;
  • Initiates family counseling as needed; coordinates client involvement with other community agencies; acts as the on-call counselor on a rotating basis;
  • Provides urinalysis monitoring on an as needed basis;
  • Attends training as needed and directed; helps plan and implement recreational activities for residential patients;
  • Helps general public; maintains contact with referring agency or person;
  • Provides education sessions for residents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Human Service or related field preferred; or Bachelor’s Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling, Social Work, Human Services, Counseling or related field; or certified or licensed counselor working in the substance abuse field and/or mental health field.
  • Ability to work on a daily basis utilizing standard office equipment.
  • Ability to use computer system, software and to work well technology.
  • Ability to use independent judgment, analytical/decision-making skills, verbal and written communication skills, human relations skills, team working skills, and organizational skills.
  • Certification from IBC is preferred

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and ASAC employment application by February 5, 2018 to:

Area Substance Abuse Council
Attn: Shar Jones, Director
4050 Bowling Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404
Or submit by email to sjones@asac.us

Cedar Rapids – Heart of Iowa Patient Support

  • Full time 2nd shift Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (3:00 pm to 11:30 pm).
  • Part-time 3rd shift Friday and Saturday 11:15 pm to 7:15 am.
  • Part-time 1st shift Saturday and Sunday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Part-time 2nd shift Friday, Sunday and Monday 3:00-11:30 pm.
  • On-Call for 1st, 2nd or 3rd

Qualifications:

  • The right candidate will be self-motivated and will be an active team member
  • Dependable and be able to identify our patients’ and visitors’ needs.
  • Display a professional attitude towards patients, visitors, workers, and colleagues/coworkers
  • Adhere to ASAC policies and procedures
  • Maintain strict confidentiality, in accordance to HIPPA and 42CFR
  • Experience supervising patients in a substance abuse/ mental health residential setting preferred, but not required
  • Medication management experience preferred, but not required
  • Good communication skills required both verbally and written, along with being a good role model for our patients
  • HS Diploma or GED required
  • Good driving record required and will need to pass criminal and child abuse back ground checks
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population of women and children
  • Facilitate educational groups

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact Mannyane Muzo (Patient Support Coordinator) at 319-892-1050 Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 by 5:00 PM.

Clinton/Jackson – Co-occurring Behavioral Health Care Coordinator

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: Assist in the delivery of behavioral health crisis services, which may include crisis screening, stabilization plans, discharge plans, service coordination, or other components.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Attends and participates in Eastern Iowa Care Coordination Model training, quality monitoring monthly conference calls, and engages in as-needed care coordination meetings to address high utilizers or complicated case review as appropriate.
  • Practices within the defined scope and responsibilities of the Eastern Iowa Behavioral Health Care Coordinator Model.
  • Provides direct mental health and substance abuse assessment, intervention and consultation to identified individuals, interacts with patients, family, and support systems to reduce barriers and promote progression of care. Participates in the multidisciplinary team planning, as applicable.
  • Evaluates each client for diagnosis, recommends and authorizes appropriate service (including interviewing client and accompanying family or friends; providing crisis intervention; arriving at disposition; consulting psychiatrists; documentation).
  • Is knowledgeable of all regional substance abuse facilities and services and assists in coordinating care for co-occurring individuals across the region.
  • Participates in team delivered Care Coordination services across multiple settings i.e., hospitals, jails, treatment facilities, transitional living facilities and shelters, and family homes.
  • Consults with psychiatrists according to relevant policy and procedure on cases requiring MD supervision and/or consultation.
  • Completes or makes an earnest attempt to complete patient follow-up phone calls within 72 hours of referral from another Eastern Iowa Care Coordinator.
  • Monitors all aspects of care for patient during 30 day follow-up period and longer if complexity requires additional follow-up.
  • Identifies gaps in care and begins process to close gaps by assisting scheduling of follow-up appointments with primary care provider, psychiatric provider, substance abuse providers and participates in a “warm hand off” with the Eastern Iowa Emergency Department Behavioral Health Care Coordinators.
  • Submits Written Quality Metric Reports Weekly (these may include but are not limited to – Number of phone calls and face-to-face contacts attempted and completed with patient. Number of primary care provider, substance abuse and/or psychiatric care provider follows up appointments made and attended by patient. Lists of Community support service connections completed, etc.)
  • Responds to “time Sensitive” patient care coordination questions within 24 hours during established working hours.
  • Responds to “time Urgent” patient care coordination questions within 90 minutes during established working hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Requires a master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling, or related cognate field with a minimum of two years post graduate experience. Advanced licensure in mental health or social work required ( LMSW, LISW, LMHC, PhD).
  • Ability to work on a daily basis utilizing standard office equipment.
  • Ability to use computer system, software and to work well technology.
  • Ability to use independent judgment, analytical/decision-making skills, verbal and written communication skills, human relations skills, team working skills, and organizational
  • Certification from IBC is preferred
  • This position consists of sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

The Area Substance Abuse Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and ASAC employment application to:

Area Substance Abuse Council
Attn: Gabe Gluba
250 20th Avenue North, Suite 250
Clinton IA, 52732
Or submit by email to ggluba@asac.us.

Clinton – Hightower Place Patient Support

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) has a part-time, 3pm-8pm, Monday through Friday Residential Patient Support Position at our Hightower Place Program. ASAC’s Hightower Place is a substance abuse residential program for women, women with their children, and women who are pregnant.

Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising clients in a substance abuse/mental health residential setting preferred.
  • Medication management experience preferred.
  • Good communication skills along with being a good role model for our patients
  • HS diploma or GED required
  • Good driving record and pass both criminal and child abuse background checks
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population of women and children
  • The right candidate will be self-motivated and an active team member

Send application to:
Hightower Place
Attn: Susan Wolever
2727 S. 19th Street
Clinton IA 52732

Or send application by email to swolever@asac.us. Please note in the subject line Patient Support Staff Hightower Place

Clinton – Hightower Place Patient Support

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) has a part-time, 6:30am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday Residential Patient Support Position at our Hightower Place Program. ASAC’s Hightower Place is a substance abuse residential program for women, women with their children, and women who are pregnant.

Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising clients in a substance abuse/mental health residential setting preferred.
  • Medication management experience preferred.
  • Good communication skills along with being a good role model for our patients
  • HS diploma or GED required
  • Good driving record and pass both criminal and child abuse background checks
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population of women and children
  • The right candidate will be self-motivated and an active team member

The Area Substance Abuse Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send application to:
Hightower Place
Attn: Susan Wolever
2727 S. 19th Street
Clinton IA 52732

Or send application by email to swolever@asac.us. Please note in the subject line Patient Support Staff Hightower Place

Cedar Rapids – Controller

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: Responsible for the financial management, accounting four companies, reporting results, and collaborating with senior management to insure positive financial results and agency sustainability.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee the activities of the Finance Department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports for four companies including but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements, consolidated financial statements, and annual audits.
  • Responsible for accounting for all contracts including all contracts, grants, and other administrative agreements.
  • Responsible for government compliance reporting for all companies to include state and federal reports, and United Way.
  • Manage the annual audit (4 companies) and tax return preparation (multiple companies) process working with independent accountants, for accurate and timely results as required by the board of directors and lending institutions.
  • Report to the Finance Committee proposed changes in providers or process, along with material financials changes identified through the audit process.
  • Responsible for treasury management including cash flow analysis and projections. This includes managing debt for all companies, refinancing as necessary, along with maintaining collateral analysis and compliance with covenants.
  • Work with senior management on developing and maintaining financials forecasts for all companies to achieve long term goals related to profitability.
  • Provide support to the management team in making financials decisions through developing financials models and providing measurable, documented analysis.
  • Direct preparation of annual budget process- operating, with departmental detail and capital with project detail.
  • Manage all grant awards while insuring compliance with multiple government agencies while insuring adequate cash flow for award reimbursement.
  • Management property & casualty insurance for protection against property losses and potential liabilities (risk management). Prepare annual renewals working with brokers for recommendations to the Finance Committee.  Manage all claims to a timely and successful settlement.
  • Account for company fixed assets and inventory with accuracy for various GAAP and tax methods.
  • Manage the finance department staff to ensure successful and timely outcomes while maintaining documented processes.
  • Other job-related projects as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or business administration is required. CPA is preferred.
  • Five or more years of accounting, auditing and supervision experience is required.  Intercompany accounting experience required. Non-profit experience is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting
  • Advanced knowledge of Mas100 and/or QuickBooks
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, specifically financial applications
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of MS Access
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Skilled in organizing multiple tasks and adapting to change
  • Ability to work across departments to successfully complete complex processes
  • Ability to develop, document and maintain work processes
  • Willingness to learn new skills, software, etc.
  • Capable of presenting to the board of directors or making other financial presentations
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong mathematical/analytical background
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to make educated decisions with confidence

The Area Substance Abuse Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and ASAC employment application by to:

Area Substance Abuse Council
Attn: Barb Gay
3601 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Or submit by email to bgay@asac.us.

Cedar Rapids – Director of Donor Relations

ASAC has an opening for a full time Director of Donor Relations to join our Senior Leadership Team. This position will be based in our Linn County office.

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Director of Donor Relations will manage the ASAC fundraising program, including but not limited to individual gifts, corporate gifts/sponsors, planned giving and capital campaigns.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Lead the strategic development, planning and implementation of ASAC fundraising activities to meet short and long term goals in accordance with ASAC’s mission, visions and strategic plan
  • Engage the ASAC Executive Leadership and Board of Directors in fundraising efforts
  • Develop professional and supportive relationships with past, current and potential donors
  • Develop and execute a donor focused individual gifts program, including prospect research
  • Develop and execute a planned giving program
  • Develop and execute a business sponsorship program
  • Manage capital campaigns as needed
  • Plan, promote, and implement special events to develop prospective donors
  • Track and report progress and results of fund development strategies
  • Maintain accurate constituent data for effective fundraising and communications strategies
  • Ensure the timely and effective acknowledgement of gifts and recognition of donors
  • Develop/update fund development policies and procedures to accurately reflect agency and best practices
  • Develop donor communications materials, online giving and expand development website presence
  • Research and write for grant funding opportunities as needed that support the ASAC mission, vision and strategic plan.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in philanthropy, business or related field, MA preferred.
  • Knowledge fundraising and development research and best practices.
  • A minimum of three years of experience of increasing responsibility in raising funds in a non-profit setting through diversified and comprehensive fund development, five years or more experience preferred.
  • Proven record in achieving fund development goals.
  • Ability to work on a daily basis utilizing standard office equipment.
  • Ability to use computer system, software and to work well technology.
  • Ability to use independent judgment, analytical/decision-making skills, verbal and written communication skills, human relations skills, team working skills, and organizational skills.
  • This position consists of frequent sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.

The Area Substance Abuse Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To apply, please send resume, cover letter and ASAC employment application no later than January 2, 2018 to:

Area Substance Abuse Council, Attn: Melissa Walker
3536 18th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Cedar Rapids – Patient Services Representative

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Patient Services Representative position is responsible for managing patient appointments, patient information and payment processing through accurate and timely data entry. This position also provides clerical support for all ASAC staff including prevention, treatment and recovery services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Provide excellent customer service; greets all incoming patients/visitors and notifies appropriate staff person of their arrival
• Allocate calls to appropriate department and/or staff member
• Schedule patient appointments utilizing organizational standards
• Manage appointment schedules to ensure timely patient flow and accurate reporting
• Collect all required patient information necessary to ensure accurate demographic entry
• Verify insurance eligibility and benefits to ensure accurate and timely remittance
• Verify and inform patient of program eligibility through State and organizational opportunities (Sliding Fee scale)
• Inform patient of financial responsibility
• Assist patient by providing payment plan options as provided by management
• Manage patient communication and correspondence (phone, fax, mail, letter, text)
• Confirm scheduled patient appointments
• Verify active insurance referral and/or authorization prior to services rendered
• Collect patient payments
• Ensure accurate and timely information exchange with clinical department
• Reconcile cash drawer to ensure accuracy
• Collect data for routine reporting
• Assists in maintaining patient closed file record system
• Travel as required at attend meetings and trainings
• Accomplish projects as a team member or individual as assigned
• Maintains cleanliness and organization of copy room, supply room, front desk area and lounge

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Knowledge of:
o Basic Currency exchange
o Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet
• Ability to:
o Follow-through, assume responsibility and use good judgment
o Maintain professionalism under stressful situations
o Communicate effectively and diplomatically with patients, external insurance and contracting entities and facility personnel both orally and in writing
• Experience:
o Minimum of a High school diploma or GED
o Type accurately 45-50 wpm.
o Working with multi-line telephone system, copier/fax machine, data entry
• Ability to file accurately
• Ability to work daily utilizing standard office equipment
• Ability to use computer system, software and work well with technology
• Ability to use independent judgment, analytical/decision-making skills, verbal and written communication skills, human relations skills, team working skills, and organizational skills
• This position consists of frequent sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time

The Area Substance Abuse Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To apply, please send resume, cover letter and ASAC employment application no later than January 31, 2018 to:

Area Substance Abuse Council, Attn: Stephanie Boesenberg
3601 16th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
or by email to sboesenberg@asac.us

Cedar Rapids – Heart of Iowa Childcare Assistant Teacher

This position reports to the Lead teacher and Supervisor of Children’s Services

Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, Assistant Teachers are responsible to assist in the planning and implementing of a developmental curriculum for the assigned group of children.  The Assistant Teacher is responsible to assist in the use and maintenance of equipment, materials, and the facility.

Principle Accountabilities:

1.     Work as part of the teaching team to develop and conduct developmentally appropriate activities for a group of children.  This includes the setting up and putting away of equipment and materials in the inside and outside environments.
2.     Assist in the incorporation of good health and safety standards for the children.
3.     Assist children in learning self-help skills.  Provide for the physical care of the children, including but not limited to changing, diapering, toiletting, feeding, and comforting as needed.
4.     Assist in preparation of snacks and meals as needed.
5.     Help maintain an orderly environment.
6.     Inform the supervisor when materials and nutrition supplies need to be ordered.
7.     Attend and participate in staff and parent meetings and events.
8.     Assist in the maintenance of records and reports.
9.     Assist the children if an emergency occurs and be part of the emergency readiness team.
10.  Perform other related duties as assigned.
11.  Acquire DHS required development training hours.

Education:
Graduation from high school
Plus at least six post-secondary semester units in child development, childcare and education, or related field (or equivalent in quarters) preferred.

Send resume and application to:
Area Substance Abuse Council
Attn: Shar Jones
Director of Women & Children Services
4050 Bowling St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Or submit by email to sjones@asac.us. Please note in the subject line Childcare Assistant Teacher.

Cedar Rapids – Heart of Iowa Childcare

The ASAC Heart of Iowa Women and Children’s Recovery Center is seeking Part-time childcare providers who have a passion to help children thrive developmentally and who enjoys a rewarding challenge.  Heart of Iowa is a residential and halfway house program that provides substance abuse treatment for women and our focus is building stronger family relationships.  Up to 36 families can be in services at any one time and we are licensed to serve 82 children.  Part-time staff are needed for various shifts, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm. Children range in age from newborns to adolescents, who are living with their mothers who are in recovery from their addiction.  The successful candidates will possess experience working in a licensed childcare center, have enthusiasm, leadership skills, able to take initiative and a solid understanding of child development. AA in Early Childhood Education encouraged but not required.

If you believe you are that person, please send an application to:

ASAC – Heart of Iowa
Attn: Shar Jones
4050 Bowling Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Or send application by email to sjones@asac.us

If you have any questions regarding the child care position, contact Debra Ness at (319) 862-1050 or email dness@asac.us.

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