ADAS currently has vacancies for the following positions:

County Drug and Alcohol Administrator – McKean or Elk County, PA
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist – Bradford, PA
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist – St Marys / Ridgway, PA
Residential Worker – Maple Manor (Inpatient Facility), Port Allegany, PA

Job Descriptions and Eligibility Requirements can be found under the “Employment” tab at the top of the ADAS homepage.  The positions are also listed on JobGateway at: www.jobgateway.pa.gov.

Interested applicants: please send resume and cover letter to Krystal Meade, Administrative Assistant, at email: meadek@adasonline.org, fax: (814) 642-9596, or mail:  120 Chestnut Street, Port Allegany, PA  16743.


Job Vacancy – BHARP Certified Recovery Specialist Training Series



ADAS currently has a Recovery Support Specialist Vacancy in our Potter County Office, with the possibility of vacancies in Elk and Cameron Counties.  The information below details a training that is required for any Recovery Support Specialist position.

If interested in this vacancy, please send your resume, a one page narrative about why you would like to attend the training, and the completed BHARP Registration Form.  The BHARP Registration Form can be obtained by contact Krystal Meade at (814) 642-2910.  This documentation must be to Krystal Meade (email:  meadek@adasonline.org, fax: 814-642-9596, or mail: 120 Chestnut St, Port Allegany, PA  16743) by May 20, 2015.

This is a FREE training but attendees are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals; however, ADAS may be able to sponsor these fees for the top three applicants pending funding availability and Board approval.  Applicants will be contacted on May 22, 2015 if ADAS is able to cover associated costs.

Attendance at the training does not guarantee any employment opportunity.



The Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP) is pleased to announce an opportunity for an upcoming Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) two week training series.  A CRS is representative of a person with a strong commitment to recovery from substance use and who wants to apply their lived recovery experiences in assisting other individuals/families in their recovery from alcohol or drug problems. 

Registration is now open for the BHARP Certified Recovery Specialist Training Series.  The CRS Series will be from June 8th to June 12th AND June 22nd to June 26th at the Ramada Conference Center in State College. 

A priority will be given to current CRS providers in the HealthChoices North Central contract who have staff in need of the training series or who are in the process of hiring staff to fill a vacancy at their agency for any registrations received.

Some additional details on the training series are:

The training includes:  cost of trainings, materials, lunch (provided during training), cost of notary fee for PCB application, and cost of PCB application fee.

The training does not include:  hotel accommodations if needed, other meal costs during the training, or any mileage reimbursement.

Applicants will be responsible for their own lodging arrangements and may contact the hotel directly at:  (814) 238-3001 for reservations.  There is a special rate of $72/night plus tax at the BHARP CRS Training Series. 

A copy of educational documents must be provided with the registration.

A photo ID will be required for the CRS Exam.

The CRS Exam is scheduled for 7/08/15 at the BHARP – Administrative Unit in Bellefonte.  Additional information on the scheduled exam will be provided during the series.

Attendance for all of the trainings throughout the series is required.  Late arrivals and early dismissals at the trainings will not be permitted.  Attendance at the CRS Exam on 7/08/15 is also required. 

More information on the certification process and the Certified Recovery Specialist credential is available on the PA Certification Board’s website at:  www.pacertboard.org.

*** Friday, May 22nd  is the deadline for registration. *** 



Annual Report

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Inc.’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2013-2014 is now available for view.  It can be viewed by clicking here:   Annual Report

ADAS Introduces New Executive Director

Heidi1Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc. (ADAS) announces Heidi Stahlnecker as the new Executive Director and SCA Director of Cameron, Elk and McKean Counties.  She began employment in this new position on June 30, 2014. 

 Prior to joining ADAS, Inc., Heidi was the Brothers Big Sisters Program Coordinator at The Guidance Center.  She brings knowledge and expertise in human services, prevention activities, county collaboration, grant writing and outreach activities to the agency.

 Heidi’s expertise is essential in addressing the drug & alcohol state funding issues that impact our rural area.  Her ability to collaborate with other human services agencies in Cameron, Elk and McKean Counties will be advantageous to the clients served as well as other agencies in the area.  ADAS’s vision, with the commitment of Heidi, is to increase funding in order to expand treatment, case management and education services to individuals affected by substance abuse.   Heidi’s wealth of knowledge and passion will help ADAS move forward in continuing to provide quality drug and alcohol services to the residents of Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter Counties. 

 Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc. has seven offices throughout the four county area including:  An Inpatient facility Maple Manor in Port Allegany; and Outpatient offices in Port Allegany, Coudersport, St. Marys, Emporium, Kane and Bradford.  At these facilities ADAS offers a full continuum of services including:  Prevention, Intervention, Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment, Case Management Services, and Recovery Support Services.  Questions regarding the agency may be made to the Administrative Officer at (814) 642-2910.