Employment Opportunities

Africentric Personal Development Shop, Inc. is a dynamic workplace with opportunities for personal growth and career advancement. Applicants interested in making a difference and changing lives in the community, should check this web page regularly for employment opportunities.


Employee Benefits

APDS, Inc. offers a rich benefit package to all fulltime employees. This includes:

  • Health: Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Elective: Supplemental Insurance
  • Other: Sick leave, paid vacation, paid personal days, paid float holidays, bereavement leave and paid holidays
  • Training opportunities


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Hiring – Treatment & Prevention Clinician

TREATMENT & PREVENTION CLINICIAN (Spanish-speaking not a must but a “plus”)

APDS is looking for a caring, qualified, self motivated individual to join our team as a Treatment & Prevention Clinician


Supervisor: Clinical Supervisor 

Subordinates: None

Work Hours: Fulltime; hours to be determined within APDS hours of operation (9am to 8pm Monday – Friday and 9am to 3pm Saturday) 

Salary Range: $30, 636 to $39,950 annual salary plus benefits 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent certificate; college preferred.
  • Current Certification/Licensure/Education which qualifies individual to perform both treatment and prevention facilitation services.
  • Two (2) years experience in group or individual counseling and/or facilitation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrates maturity and professionalism within interpersonal relationships.
  • Effective independent time management and prioritization skills.
  • Efficient use of computer word processing programs, email, and internet.
  • Ability to and self motivated to keep paperwork for caseload compliant to APDS standards
  • At all times employee’s actions must demonstrate that he/she is a team player and place the vision of the CEO of APDS as top priority in the positive development of APDS.
  • APDS is a drug free workplace and employment at APDS is contingent upon the results of applicant’s drug test.
  • Employment at APDS is contingent upon background check report(s) regarding applicant.


Certification/Licensure/Education Requirements:

  • Must have one of following appropriate certifications, licensures, and/or education levels on start date: Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA), Registered Applicant (RA), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist I (OCPSI), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist II (OCPSII), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDCII), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDCIII), Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC), Social Worker Assistant (SWA), Social Worker (SW), Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), Professional Counselor (PC), Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC), or other current credentials/education not listed which qualifies individual to perform chemical dependency counseling activities at APDS.



  • Facilitate Level 1A both Intensive and Non-intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment group(s) and Domestic Violence Education Class(s) according to APDS curriculum, standards, and guidelines.
  • Adhere to timelines in assigned curriculum.
  • Provide one-one-one individual counseling/education sessions for each customer enrolled in group/class.
  • Maintain up-to-date files for each customer enrolled in group/class.
  • Complete all required paperwork within designated timeframes and at the APDS standards.
  • Provide professional, on-going, timely correspondence regarding customer progress with authorized contacts for each customer enrolled in group/class.
  • Participate in weekly Quality Assurance and/or Peer Review sessions.
  • Participate in regular supervision sessions as scheduled.
  • Participate in All Staff Meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  • Maintain required level of weekly productivity.
  • Participate in data collection and reporting processes and activities as required.
  • Participate in on-going program and curriculum enhancement and development.
  • Develop strategies and practice techniques which maintain and improve the retention of customers at APDS.
  • Participate in outreach and marketing.
  • Be aware of and abide by all APDS policies & procedures.
  • Serve as a substitute facilitator for other APDS programs as qualified and at request of supervisor.
  • Participate in minimum of sixteen (16) hours of training (internal or external) related to job responsibilities each year of employment at APDS.
  • Participate in and volunteer to assist with other APDS activities and events regularly
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


Other Requirements and/or Qualifications:

  • Ability to remain seated for long periods.
  • Ability to raise and lower objects in work area (up to 25lbs).
  • Ability to perform work duties under stress.
  • Ability and willingness to accept responsibility for own actions.
  • Ability and willingness to function within independent and team-oriented atmospheres when necessary.


For more information please:
Click on the link below to download the Job Announcement for our Treatment & Prevention-Clinician.


Join the APDS Team


To apply, please completely fill-out and print the form below, then call 614-253-4448, to schedule an appointment.


  • Please include a resume if you have one
  • Full Name
  • Street Address
  • City, State and Zip
  • Home Phone
  • Cell Phone
  • Email
  • Preferred contact method
  • Best time to contact
  • Position applying for
  • Minimum Salary Requirement
  • Certifications
  • Licensing Agency
  • Cert License Number
  • Date Issued
  • Additional Certifications
  • Diploma or Degree
  • Referral
  • Comments
  • Please include a resume if you have one.
Where applicable, also bring your certification and licensing information.

Please review the information you have provided in this form. Then send your application to APDS, Inc. We will contact you to ask for additional information if you meet our position requirements

APDS is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit counseling institution founded in 1988 by Drs. Moriba and Barbara Kelsey in Columbus, Ohio. It is dually certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) to operate both Non-Intensive/Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Prevention programs.

We are primarily funded by citizens of Franklin County through the ADAMH Board of Franklin County. A subsidy scale is applied to most of our programs. Our annual budget is just over 1 million with a workforce of 13 full time and 10 seasonal employees plus 3 independent contractors. Services are offered to all populations and no one is denied services due to race, ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or economic status.