$30,269
Avg. Salary
$17.80
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Counseling skills in Des Moines, Iowa is $17.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Substance Abuse Counselor with Counseling skills in Des Moines, Iowa is $30,269 per year.

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Job Description for Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance abuse counselors provide therapy to individuals struggling with issues related to alcohol and/or drug use. They may lead group counseling and support groups, as well as conduct one-on-one sessions with patients; employers may include nonprofit and for-profit healthcare providers, government entities and nonprofit organizations that provide counseling services. These counselors must have an excellent understanding of how to work with individuals dealing with substance abuse issues, including common issues for this population and established therapeutic techniques. It is important for the counselor to be able to work with people who come from a variety of age groups and cultures.

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Substance Abuse Counselor Tasks

  • Counsel individuals or groups and implements therapeutic treatment plans to resolve addictions to drugs or alcohol.
  • Maintain case history and progress notes while observing their patients.
  • Provide evaluations, interventions, and individual and group therapy to clients experiencing chemical abuse or chemical dependency.

About Des Moines, Iowa

Polk County, Iowa
210,317
Male:
103,726 (49.3%)
Female:
106,591 (50.7%)
Des Moines /dᵻˈmɔɪn/ is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small portion of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is located on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks." The city's population was 203,433 as of the 2010 census. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 91st in terms of population in the United States with 599,789 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. Des Moines is a major center of the U.S. insurance industry and has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. The city was credited as the "number one...
Des Moines:
$49,072
Iowa:
$54,736
$781
Des Moines:
$119,500
Iowa:
$136,100
5.3%

Substance Abuse Counselor Job Listings

Key Stats for Substance Abuse Counselor

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
100%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
100%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 38%