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 – Outpatient Counselor

ASAC has an opening for a full-time substance abuse counselor at our South office. We are looking for the right team-focused candidate to facilitate groups, conduct assessments, individual counseling and case management and work with referral sources.

The ideal candidate would have proficiency in clinical practices, including various treatment programs demonstrated through supervision and direct observation, as well as a thorough knowledge of theories, techniques and modalities of substance abuse treatment.  The candidate would also have the ability to effectively manage time, have a thorough knowledge of the various theories and techniques in working with disadvantaged populations and possess good organizational skills, communication skills – both verbal and written, and attention to detail. Computer proficiency is required.  Some case management experience preferred.

Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling, Social Work, Human Services Counseling or related field preferred. The Area Substance Abuse Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send resume and application to:
Area Substance Abuse Council
Attn: Shirley Schneider
317 7th Ave SE, Suite 203
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Or submit by email to sschneider@asac.us

Cedar Rapids – Heart of Iowa Residential Patient Support

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) Heart of Iowa is a residential and halfway house program that provides substance abuse treatment for women. Our focus is to provide treatment and build stronger family relationships. We have up to 36 families that can be in services at any time; and we are licensed to serve 82 children.

We are looking to fill three (3) positions:

  1. A full-time Residential Patient Support Position for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (3:00-11:30 PM).
  2. A part-time Residential Patient Support Position for Friday & Saturday (7:00 AM-3:30 PM).
  3. A part-time Residential Patient Support Position for Monday & Friday (3:00-11:30 PM) plus Sunday (7:00 AM-3:30 PM).

Qualifications:

  • The right candidate will be self-motivated and will be an active team member.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population of women and children
  • Good communication skills both verbally and written, along with being a good role model for our patients.
  • Medication management experience preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to display a professional attitude towards patients, visitors, workers, and colleagues/coworkers.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, in accordance to HIPPA and 42CFR
  • Experience supervising patients in a substance abuse/ mental health residential setting preferred, but not required.
  • Good driving record.
  • Able to pass criminal and child abuse background check.
  • Facilitate educational groups.
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED required.

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact Mannyane Muzo at 319-862-1050 or mmuzo@asac.us.

Cedar Rapids – Recovery Center Residential Patient Support

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) has on-call positions for Residential Patient Support Staff, at our Recovery Center. ASAC’s Recovery Center is a substance abuse residential program for adult men and women.

Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising clients in a substance abuse/ mental health residential setting preferred
  • Medication management experience preferred
  • Good communication skills required, along with being a good role model for our clients
  • 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 men and women
  • Ability to develop and facilitate educational groups
  • Supervise off-site recreational groups and AA/NA meetings
  • The right candidate will be self-motivated and will be an active team member

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

Cedar Rapids – Residential Patient Support Recovery Center

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

Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising clients in a substance abuse/ mental health residential setting preferred
  • Medication management experience preferred
  • Good communication skills required, along with being a good role model for our clients
  • 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 men and women
  • Facilitate educational groups
  • Supervise off-site recreational groups and AA/NA meetings
  • The right candidate will be self-motivated and will be an active team member

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact Linda Lint at llint@asac.us by 9/20/17.

Clinton – King House Halfway House Patient Support

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) King House is a 10 bed halfway house program that provides substance abuse treatment for men. Our focus is to provide a supportive environment for patients to stabilize their lives, work or advance their education, seek housing, and transition back into society.

We are looking to fill three (3) positions:

  1. A part-time Residential Patient Support Position for Saturday and Sunday (12AM-8:30 AM).
  2. A part-time Residential Patient Support Position for Saturday and Sunday (4PM-12:30 AM).
  3. An on-call Residential Patient Support Position that would be able to provide coverage for various hours during the week and weekend depending on needs.

Qualifications:

  • The right candidate will be self-motivated and will be an active team member.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population of men
  • Good communication skills both verbally and written, along with being a good role model for our patients.
  • Medication management experience preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to display a professional attitude towards patients, visitors, workers, and colleagues/coworkers.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, in accordance to HIPPA and 42CFR
  • Experience supervising patients in a substance abuse/ mental health residential setting preferred, but not required.
  • Good driving record.
  • Able to pass criminal and child abuse background check.
  • Facilitate educational groups.
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED required.

If you are interested in applying for this position please contact Gabe Gluba, Director of Clinton/Jackson Clinical Services 563-243-2124 or ggluba@asac.us.

Clinton – Hightower Place Patient Support

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) has a full-time opening for a Residential Patient Support Staff for the 10:30pm-7am shift Monday through Friday at our Hightower Place Program. ASAC’s Hightower Place is substance abuse residential program for women, women with their children, and women who are pregnant.

Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising patients 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, 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

Linn County – Prevention Specialist

FT Linn County Prevention Specialist will work with community to prevent substance use disorders among youth and adults. Position will implement a variety of prevention strategies including community assessment and evaluation, presentations, small group facilitation, policy development, and community organization and mobilization. The ideal candidate will be organized; self-motivated; possess strong skills in writing, public speaking, and interpersonal relationships; and be proficient in Microsoft Office products, social media, and use of technology. BA preferred. To apply for this position, please send your application by email to efoster@asac.us. Please include a cover letter with your application. Deadline for applications is October 31, 2017.

Linn County – AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program Member

In Partnership with Iowa Department of Public Health Americorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program, ASAC will be hosting a second IDPH Americorps Substance Abuse Program Development Member

The Iowa Department of Public Health Americorps Substance Abuse Prevention program is a new statewide initiative through the Division of Behavioral Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse.  This program focus is to help combat Iowa’s opioid and prescription drug epidemic by enhancing the capacity and sustainability of programs focusing on substance abuse prevention, increasing community and professional education on substance use, and building community engagement.

This Americorps member with ASAC will work with ASAC to develop a volunteer program to support individuals receiving treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders.  Focus will be on a needs assessment, training and development of a recruitment and management plan for a minimum of 30 volunteers.  In addition, the member will assist ASAC in communications, fundraising and grant writing.

The Americorps member will need to have the ability to serve approximately 40 hours per week from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018 with an anticipated schedule weekdays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Applicants must be at least 17 years of age at the start of service and have a high school diploma or its equivalent.  College coursework, college degree or equivalent experience preferred and be a U.S. Citizen, national or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.  The successful candidate will need to have strong computer and organizational skills, work well with a variety of people and an ability to problem solve and communicate effectively.

For a full description of the project or to apply for the position, please contact Wanda Mokry-Sellers at wmsellers@asac.us or 319-390-4611, ext. 134.  Deadline for application is November 10.

Clinton County – AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program Member

In Partnership with Iowa Department of Public Health AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program, ASAC Prevention Will Host An IDPH AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program Member.

The Iowa Department of Public Health AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program is a new statewide initiative through the Division of Behavioral Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse. This one year program’s focus is to combat Iowa’s opioid and prescription drug epidemic by enhancing the capacity and sustainability of programs focusing on substance abuse prevention, increasing community and professional education on substance use, and building community engagement.

The AmeriCorps member with Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) will work with the ASAC Prevention Department to enhance the Choices and Campus Pals mentoring programs in partnership with the Clinton Community School District. In addition, the member will assist ASAC Prevention Specialists, community coalitions and key stakeholders in expanding the prevention, treatment and recovery support services specific to opioid use disorders.

Our AmeriCorps member will need to have ability to serve approximately 40 hours per week for 52 weeks from November 30, 2017 –November 29, 2018 with the anticipated service schedule weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Occasional nights and weekends, as required for host site needs. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service, have a high school diploma or its equivalent (or be in the process of obtaining one). College coursework, college degree, or equivalent experience preferred and be a U.S. Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

For a full description of the project or to apply for the position, please contact Leslie Mussmann at lmussmann@asac.us. Deadline for application is November 8th

Cedar Rapids – IT Technician

ASAC is looking for a qualified IT Technician that will install and maintain computer systems. You will also train users of the systems to make appropriate and safe usage of the IT infrastructure.  A successful IT Technician must have a thorough knowledge of computer software and hardware and a variety of internet applications, networks and operating systems. The ideal candidate will also have great troubleshooting abilities and attention to detail.  This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, housed at our Cedar Rapids main office.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Installing and configuring computer systems.
  • Diagnosing and solving hardware/software faults.
  • Ensure security and privacy of networks and computer systems.
  • Help train employees on use of hardware and software.
  • Assist employees with computer problems and answer their questions
  • Offer suggestions for possible upgrades and changes within the IT department.
  • Prepares reference for users by writing operating instructions.
  • Maintains historical records by documenting hardware and software changes and revisions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum certification as IT Technician (e.g. CompTIA A+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional) and 3 years experience.
  • Knowledge of computer software and hardware and a variety of internet applications, networks and operating systems.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts effectively to a varied audience.
  • Experience in troubleshooting systems to determine technical problems.

The Area Substance Abuse Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send resume and application to:
Area Substance Abuse Council
Attn: Stephanie Boesenberg
3601 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Cedar Rapids – Heart of Iowa Supervisor of Children’s Services

The Supervisor of Children’s Services is responsible for planning and implementing a structured program for children residing with their mothers in the Heart of Iowa program.  The Supervisor of Children’s Services is responsible for recommendations for hiring, supervising and providing instruction to Associate Teachers working in the child care program.  The Supervisor of Children’s Services is responsible to the Heart of Iowa Director.

The Supervisor of Children’s Services will provide a structured, educational, therapeutic, and or recreational program for infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school aged children in the Heart of Iowa program.  The Supervisor of Children’s Services will interview, train, and supervise all employees working and mothers assisting in the child care program.  The Supervisor of Children’s Services will be responsible for adequate coverage of staff during the child care program hours during the day and in the evening.  The Supervisor of Children’s Services will attend all staff and or other meetings, as directed by the Director of the Heart of Iowa.  The Supervisor of Children’s Services will assure and provide a safe, nurturing environment for children in the Heart of Iowa program.  The Supervisor of Children’s Services will be responsible for the child care area and communicate to the Heart of Iowa Director all equipment and supplies needed for the program.  All records, such as attendance, schedules, program plans, injury reports, employee time sheets, vacation/personal time requests, training requests, communications to mothers and counselors are to be initiated by the Supervisor of Children’s Services.

Minimum Qualifications:  B.A. degree in Education and/or degree in early Childhood Education, or B.A. degree in Social Work or related field and one year experience working with children, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.  The Area Substance Abuse Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Supervisor of Children’s Services.

 

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 Nicole Sonenstahl at Heart of Iowa TEL: 319-862-1050 or Email sjones@asac.us

Cedar Rapids – On-Call Cook

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) has an On-Call Cook Position open for filling in as the need arises. Possible hours could be any day of the week between 9am and 6pm at our two locations: 3601 16th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA and 4050 Bowling Street SW, Cedar Rapids.

Position Description: Responsible for following the menu plan, meal preparation, clean up, and other duties as needed.

Minimum Job Requirements: HS diploma or GED, cooking experience, and basic knowledge of health regulations. Must be able to relate in a positive manner to clients, staff and the general public. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Send resume and application to:
Area Substance Abuse Council
Attn: Hai Trinh
3601 16th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

Or submit by email to htrinh@asac.us.  If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Hai Trinh at 319-390-4611.

Cedar Rapids – Part-time Cook

The Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) has part-time Cook position open for Monday & Tuesday 9am – 6pm with the possibility of additional hours available.

Position Description: Responsible for following the menu plan, meal preparation, clean up, and other duties as needed.

Minimum Job Requirements: HS diploma or GED, cooking experience, and basic knowledge of health regulations. Must be able to relate in a positive manner to clients, staff and the general public. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Send resume and application to:
Area Substance Abuse Council
Attn: Hai Trinh
3601 16th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

Or submit by email to htrinh@asac.us.  If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Hai Trinh at 319-390-4611.

Clinton – Prevention Specialist

ASAC has an opening for a full-time substance abuse prevention specialist at our Clinton office. We are looking for the right team-focused candidate to work with youth, recruit and coordinate mentoring matches, and facilitate informational and educational substance abuse prevention activities for mentors and mentees.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of group fundamentals and the ability to conduct meetings, as well as a thorough knowledge of current theories, techniques and practices of substance abuse prevention and behavioral health.

The candidate would also have the ability to effectively manage time, have a thorough knowledge of the various theories and techniques in working with diverse populations and possess good organizational skills, communication skills – both verbal and written, and attention to detail. Computer proficiency is required.  Prior knowledge of local community resources preferred.

Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, with experience in substance abuse services, group facilitation and public speaking experience desired, must be IBC certified within eighteen (18) months of hire.

ASAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Send resume and application to:
Area Substance Abuse Council
Attn: Leslie Mussmann
250 20th Avenue North
Suite 250
Clinton, Iowa 52732

Or submit by email to lmussmann@asac.us. Please note in the subject line Prevention Specialist Position.

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