Substance Abuse Counselor
at Sequel Youth and Family Services

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

Job Description

Through a continuum of services, Woodward Community Based Services, a division of Sequel Youth and Family Services, provides education, counseling and supervision to individuals and families in their home community. Our professionals work in conjunction with local resources to develop a strength-based plan to support success for our consumers. 
Services include:

  • Re-entry services
  • Aggression Replacement Training
  • Tracking and Monitoring services
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
  • School-Based Services  
  • Wrap-Around Services
  • Individual & Group Skill Development
  • Foster Group Care
  • Adult Habilitation services


  • Administer, score and asses the SASSI and MAST completed by every client referred.
  • Provide assessment/evaluation, treatment and discharge services for clients referred to the Substance Abuse Program.
  • Document all services in a timely fashion
  • Conduct and participate in treatment plan reviews to assess each client’s treatment planning for appropriateness and timeliness.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling and therapy sessions.
  • Develop individual treatment plans, discharge and after care plans.
  • Attend meetings for clients referred to the Substance Abuse Program if requested.
  • Complete daily progress notes in a timely fashion.


A Bachelor’s degree in a Behavioral Sciences or Humanities preferred. At least one year experience in the treatment of mental health, behavioral health or substance abuse field and certified as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor is preferred.  Previous experience as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor will be considered.  If not certified the ability to earn a CADC within 1 ½ years of hire date and complete all necessary training to maintain CADC throughout employment.   It is an essential function of the position that the staff member be capable of participating in physical training activities.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 4/16/2019

About Us

At Sequel Youth and Family Services, we work together today to build a brighter tomorrow. With a focus on providing programs for behavioral, emotional, or physical challenges, we proudly serve children and adults alike. Associates at Sequel Youth and Family Services enjoy giving back and getting more out of a career that positively impacts the community. If you’re a compassionate, motivated individual who’s looking for a truly meaningful career, we look forward to hearing from you.

Sequel Youth and Family Services is committed to offering a broad spectrum of services and options that care for our patients and families alike. Our offerings include long-term residential treatment, short-term impact programs, shelter care, therapeutic group homes, therapeutic foster care, community-based services, in-home services, and alternative education programs. Our reach extends to clients from 37 states and territories – and we’re growing every day.

Current employment opportunities span:

  • Business Administration & Support

  • Education & Counseling

  • Residential Support Services

  • Child & Family Therapy

  • Nursing (LPN, CNA, RN, PRN)

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