Join the Team!

We are delighted that you are interested in a career at Bridges of Iowa and we would love to discuss you joining us as a partner in our very important mission. Bridges of Iowa has helped thousands of people recover from addiction in the past 20+ years thanks in large part to our great staff! As a member of our team, you are invited to work alongside us in our mission of changing lives.

We operate a drug treatment center at the Polk County jail. Our program is open to anyone who needs help with their drug or alcohol problem, but many of the individuals in our program are facing legal consequences as a result of their alcohol and drug use. Our mission statement is simple, “We invite you to a better life”. We provide hope for our clients through a combination of evidence-based approaches designed to effect self-change in the whole person: biologically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.

In the same way that we strive to empower and respect the dignity of every guest we serve, we are also firmly committed to supporting our staff in the same way. It is our sincere hope that you will find the opportunity to develop and to grow as a member of our team and that you will feel respected and valued in the work that you do.

Current Open Positions

If you would like to be considered for an interview for an available position please forward your resume to Lisa Martinez in our human resources department at lmartinez@bridgesofia.org. Job descriptions for all open positions can be viewed at the links below. If you have additional questions please feel free to call her at 515-777-1484. 

Addiction Technician

To assist in the delivery of clinical support services consistent with the values and quality standards of Bridges of Iowa Institute through word and example

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Guest Care

  • Ensure the safety and comfort of Bridges of Iowa guests
  • Complete bag checks of guests entering the facility
  • Assist in the new guest intake
  • Ensure the collection and transfer of paychecks
  • Ensure chore completion
  • Verify community pass movement
  • Ensures availability of all necessary supplies
  • Transportation of guests to and from the facility
  • Completes room searches and counts
  • Work with the clinical team to ensure compliance with Bridges of Iowa policies and procedures
  • Collects UA/BAC 

Documentation

  • Complete required critical incident reporting when appropriate
  • Enter all clinical documentation into EMR required by State, accrediting body, and Bridges of Iowa Institute
  • Clinical documentation meets standards appropriate of licensure, state, and accreditation
  • Obtaining and logging receipts

Professionalism

  • Model Bridges of Iowa mission and values for all guests and staff
  • Mentors new employees; explains standards and work procedures; and demonstrates proper use of equipment
  • Attends required company and in-house meetings and training
  • Maintain appropriate attire and appearance
  • Recognize and maintain appropriate professional boundaries
  • Follows Bridges of Iowa policies and procedures
  • Reports issues and concerns to clinical staff and supervisor

Competencies Knowledge

  • Bridges of Iowa mission and philosophy
  • Bridges of Iowa program and components 
  • Bridges of Iowa policy and procedures
  • Bridges of Iowa program rules
  • Client rights and responsibilities
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • UA/BAC collection process

Skills

  • Motivational interviewing
  • De-escalation
  • Basic computer skills

Abilities

  • Time management
  • Schedule adherence
  • Remain firm, fair, and consistent

Minimum Requirements

  • High school degree or general education degree
  • Possess a valid Iowa Driver’s License
  • Acquire and maintain Commercial Driver’s License
  • Pass drug screening and background check prior to finalization of job offer

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 

Additional information:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Counselor

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Counseling

  • Ensures the safety, care, and comfort of guests and visitors
  • Leads group and individual counseling, support, and psychoeducational sessions
  • Reviews, evaluates and provides feedback on assignments
  • Attends daily and weekly Clinical Team meetings
  • Performs and documents biopsychosocial assessments 
  • Assists guests in preparation and completion of individual treatment plans
  • Ensures completion of program components
  • Assists guests in coordinating referral services as needed
  • Assists guests in transition planning
  • Prepares daily lessons covering the prescribed curriculum
  • Coordination with third party stakeholders in guest’s care
  • Assists in the completion of UA’s

Documentation

  • Submits a daily written assessment of the progress of each assigned client in the company Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Maintains any paper records in accordance with HIPAA and State guidelines
  • Clinical documentation meets standards appropriate of licensure, state, and accreditation

Training

  • Maintains required training and certifications
  • Participates in peer reviews
  • Attends required organizational training

Professionalism

  • Model Bridges of Iowa mission and values for all guests and staff
  • Mentors new employees; explains standards and work procedures; and demonstrates proper use of equipment
  • Participates in peer observation
  • Attends required company and in-house meetings and training
  • Maintain appropriate attire and appearance
  • Recognize and maintain appropriate professional boundaries

        Competencies 

        Knowledge

        • Bridges of Iowa mission and philosophy
        • Bridges of Iowa program and components 
        • Bridges of Iowa  policy and procedures
        • Bridges of Iowa program rules
        • Client Rights and responsibilities
        • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
        • ASAM levels of care and risk rating system
        • UA/BAC collection process

        Skills

        • Motivational interviewing
        • De-escalation
        • Safety contracting
        • Basic computer skills
        • Application of cognitive-behavioral theories and techniques

                Abilities

                • Time management
                • Schedule adherence
                • Remain firm, fair, and consistent 
                • Accurately identify the appropriate level of care based on assessment

                Minimum requirements                  

                • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, preferred degree in Psychology or Sociology or a degree with related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
                • Valid Iowa Driver’s License
                • Pass drug screening and background check prior to finalization of job offer
                • Acquire and maintain a level of certification of CADC or higher from the Iowa Board of Certification
              Medication Technician

              Job Summary:

              To assist in the supervision of daily medication times. All medications are given to persons served for self-administration at our substance abuse treatment facility Bridges of Iowa located in the West Wing of the Polk County Jail.

              Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities

              • accurately supervise clients self-administration of prescribed medication
              • ensure they are taking medications as prescribed
              • complete daily medication counts
              • pick up medications at pharmacy
              • review client charts to ensure medication counts match
              • works with program director to ensure compliance with Bridges of Iowa pharmacotherapy/Medication Management policies and procedures

              Documentation

              • complete required critical incident reporting when appropriate
              • enter all medical documentation into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) required by State, accrediting body, and Bridges of Iowa

              Teamwork/Professionalism

              • model Bridges of Iowa mission and values for all clients and staff
              • attends required company and in-house meetings and trainings
              • maintain appropriate attire and appearance
              • recognize and maintain appropriate professional boundaries
              • follows Bridges of Iowa policies and procedures
              • ensure successful completion of UA/BAC process
              • reports issues and concerns to supervisors and counseling staff
                • Knowledge

                  • Bridges of Iowa mission and philosophy
                  • Bridges of Iowa program and components
                  • Bridges of Iowa policy and procedures
                  • Bridges of Iowa program rules
                  • Bridges of Iowa client’s rights and responsibilities
                  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
                  • UA/BAC process

                  Skills

                  • motivational interviewing
                  • De-escalation
                  • Basic computer skills

                  Abilities

                  • time management
                  • schedule adherence
                  • Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary to meet the needs of all guests.
                  • This position is different than our regular addiction technician jobs, but at times will assist them.

                  Minimum Requirements

                  • High school degree or general education degree
                  • Obtain and maintain a valid Chauffeur’s Iowa Driver’s License
                  • Pass drug screening and background check prior to finalization of job offer


                  Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as

                Perks & Benefits

                Bridges of Iowa offers Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance as well as vision and dental insurance, 401K matching, and a competitive Paid Time Off (PTO) package.