UnityPoint Health

Addictions Counselor

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
3333 155th Ave
6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity
Top of the World Ranch-JV
Scheduled Hours/Shift
As Needed, Days
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed


Provides addictions education and direct counseling service to patients and their families participating in services Top of the World Ranch. Activities include assessment, treatment planning, group facilitation, individual counseling and crisis intervention.



Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  Do not include if less than 10% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

% of Time


Patient Care

Provides direct patient counseling services, including assessment, treatment planning, providing individual counseling, facilitating group therapy, crisis intervention


50 %


·        Documentation of services provided by maintaining accurate client record reflecting services provided and recommended follow up



Care Coordination

·       Responsible for referral and case management activities, including facilitating referrals for additional services, participation in team meetings, coordinating care with community resources, etc.


10 %

Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

·        Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·        Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·        Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·        Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·        Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·        Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·        Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·        Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·        Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·        Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·        Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·        Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·        Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·        Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·        Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·        Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·        Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·        Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·        Have the courage to challenge the status quo.




Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





Bachelor of Arts Degree in a related field with a coursework needed to be certified eligible OR

Has satisfactorily completed an accredited substance abuse counselor training program and a minimum of 3 months supervised substance abuse experience

Bachelor of Arts Degree in a related field with a minimum of six months substance abuse experience OR

Has satisfactorily completed an accredited substance abuse counselor training program and a minimum of two years relevant supervised work experience including at least one year supervised substance abuse experience







One year supervised substance abuse experience






Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Eligible to apply for a minimum of temporary certification at time of hire with expectation to obtain certification within first 3 months of employment







Ability to handle stress, new ideas and changes objectively without undue resistance or reaction.

Excellent knowledge of addiction and interventions to assist clients to make behavioral change.






Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.




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