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Access Counselor - Located in Sioux City, IA

Company: Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc.
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Leaders in recovery. Champions of hope.
Rosecrance is a private not-for-profit organization and nationally recognized leader in treating substance use and mental health disorders for children, adolescents, adults, and families. With nearly 60 locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa, our physician-led team has developed an innovative, multidisciplinary, outcomes-informed approach.
Since 1916, our unmatched legacy as a proven behavioral healthcare leader is a source of hope and strength to those we serve and provides a roadmap for the best opportunity for lasting recovery. Rosecrance served nearly 50,000 clients last year.
Position Purpose:
We are seeking an Access Counselor to provide assessments, case management and admission planning services -in an ethical, legal and moral manner within a safe and therapeutic environment, consistent with applicable regulatory and accreditation standards.
Schedule: - Mon.-Fri.; 8AM-5PM; On-call Rotation
Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a health-related field plus and two years addiction treatment experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Master's Degree preferred; Second level clinical license required for Therapist title.
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (tCADC/CADC/IADC/IAADC) or obtain within 90 days of hire.


    • Demonstrated clinical competency in assessments and admissions.
    • Adequate written skills to accurately complete required documentation within the time frames prescribed.
    • Complete Iowa DHS Dependent Adult & Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training within 30 days of start date.
    • Proficient working with Microsoft Office products.
    • Bi-lingual skills (preferred).

      Essential Responsibilities:

    • Handle all First Contact calls and assess telephonically to determine appropriateness for treatment, level of care, and special needs.
    • Schedule and conduct assessment interviews with potential clients and their significant others.
    • Formulate initial diagnostic impression and appropriate recommendations for level of care placement.
    • Provide case management and counseling services to assigned clients.
    • Utilize intervention skills as required to place the client in the appropriate level of treatment services.
    • Maintain knowledge of community, school and recovery resources in order to make appropriate interagency referrals as required.
    • Provide networking, linkage and follow-up with referral sources.
    • Maintain communications with all staff (e.g. assessments, admissions).
    • Meet with all individuals being admitted to inpatient treatment and provide warm hand-off to admissions clinician whenever possible.
    • Have Client Accounts Representative meet with the client if needed to discuss co-pay and get down payment when appropriate.
    • Confirm that client has medications and appropriate medical records needed for admission.
    • Conduct pre-certification call for insurance if needed.
    • Notify appropriate staff of client status during admissions process.
    • Ensure that client health records are maintained consistent rules and regulations.
    • Assume on-call responsibilities as scheduled or when necessary.
    • Serve as a member of the Access Team and participate in all team meetings and activities.
    • Understand and comply with all principles established by the Rosecrance Corporate Compliance Program and Code of Conduct.
    • Perform all responsibilities in compliance with the mission, vision, values and expectations of Rosecrance.
    • Deliver exceptional customer service consistently to every customer.
    • Serve as a role model for other staff, clients and customers and demonstrate positive guest relations in representing Rosecrance.
    • Assume other related responsibilities as assigned by management.

      Job Type: Full-time
      Pay: Based on education, experience and credentials

      • Starting rate for Bachelors - $21.11/hour
      • Starting rate for Masters - $24.44/hour
      • Additional $.50/hr with CADC certification
      • Additional $1.50/hr inpatient differential


        • Health insurance with multiple plan options to meet your needs
        • Flexible Spending Account
        • Health Savings Account with company contribution
        • Dental insurance
        • Vision insurance
        • 401(k) plan with employer match and discretionary employer contribution
        • Group Life Insurance including LTD and AD&D
        • Tuition assistance (qualifications apply)
        • Licensure/certification reimbursement (qualifications apply)
        • Paid Time Off
        • Referral program
        • Wellness plan

          Rosecrance is an equal opportunity employer.
          Work Location: - Rosecrance Jackson Centers- Sioux City, Iowa

          • 2 year(s): Human Services EducationRequired
            • Bachelors or better in Human Services or related fieldLicenses & CertificationsRequired
              • IA-CADC

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