UCS Healthcare is a CARF-accredited, non-profit health care organization based in Des Moines, Iowa with additional offices in Knoxville and Ankeny. UCS offers a variety of health care services including outpatient substance use disorder counseling in individual and group settings, mental health therapy and psychiatric services, medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opiate and alcohol addiction and medical care.

UCS Healthcare is one of the only medication assisted treatment providers in central Iowa. We have a commitment to the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care. Our promise to our patients is an individualized, integrated plan that engages the resources of the entire community to address their issues. We are expanding our ability to serve multi-occurring needs and place an emphasis on professionalism and patient-centered care.

We serve a variety of diverse social, economic, and cultural populations and have been extremely successful in securing grants to assist that process. Our employees enjoy great training opportunities, opportunities to work in a multidisciplinary setting, and a competitive salary with benefits package. 

We will accept resumes for Certified Counselors and Licensed Mental Health Therapists at any time, even if we do not have a position available. These positions often fill quickly so we're always interested in hearing from individuals who might have an interest in UCS. Please email your resume to Dr. Paul Ascheman, Clinical Director at

Join our team.

We are always looking for interns in the medical, substance use disorder, psychiatric and mental health fields as well as flexible and part-time (PRN) employees for a variety of positions such as CNA’s, LPN’s, RN’s, Pharmacists, and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Technicians.

Current available positions

UCS Healthcare is expanding. In addition to our recent clinic relocation and expansion in Ankeny, we are partnering with other substance use disorder and mental health treatment providers in Iowa to add medication units. This means that medication assisted treatment will be available to more patients who are seeking long-term recovery from addiction. New locations include Waterloo, Knoxville, Burlington, Ottumwa and more. We are hiring patient support staff, full-time and part-time registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians and physician assistants in multiple locations.

Check our job posting boards on Careerbuilder and Indeed for more information

  1.  Physician (MAT program) - FT or PT, flexible, multiple locations including Des Moines, Ankeny, Knoxville, Waterloo, Ottumwa, Burlington
  2. Entry level front desk representative - FT - Des Moines and Knoxville
  3. Counselor or Mental Health Therapist - FT - Des Moines and/or Ankeny
UCS Healthcare provides ongoing internship opportunities on an as-needed basis for a variety of positions including counselors, therapists, operations and administration and other positions. To inquire about internships with UCS, please email Dr. Paul Ascheman or call 515-280-3860.