Our client is searching for a Therapist who is empathetic, adaptable, and a problem solver. This position's purpose is to provide therapeutic and educational services to individuals, groups and families, including young children and adult family members. If you are searching to join a team who offers an amazing culture, this opportunity is for you.
Essential Job Duties:
- Maintain direct service unit expectations (full-time = 968 units per year).
- Provide counseling to individuals, couples and families in order to effect change for growth and healing.
- Establish and lead therapeutic groups for specific problem areas.
- Design and deliver educational/therapeutic workshops, classes or programs to meet the identified needs of groups.
- Assist in the promotion of organization services, workshops and classes.
- Assume responsibility for building and maintaining a referral base and caseload.
- Collaborate with other community professionals working with clients.
- Provide consultation for churches, schools, organizations and communities in areas related to behavioral health and family life.
- Follow agency policies and procedures.
- Provide on-call services on a rotational basis as required by program.
- Integrates cultural considerations into service delivery.
- Develop a positive working relationship with area County Boards of Mental Health, probation, Diversion, state criminal justice system, and HHSS/DHS.
- Maintain accurate, written clinical records of services provided per established agency/COA standards.
- Timely completion of any provider enrollment forms and reports needed for third party payers or other outside entities.
- Participate in peer review process and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities as assigned by supervisor.
- Collect client fees and ensure services have prior authorization.
- Ensure services provided are billable and coded properly.
- Maintain documentation of supervision with clinical supervisor/supervising practitioner, when applicable.
Community and Church Relations
- Participate in appropriate community committees and projects to strengthen the Agency’s image and enhance the quality of community life.
- Maintain positive working relationships with appropriate public and private human services organizations.
- Maintain positive relationships with pastors and congregations appropriate to the services delivered and service area.
- Upon assignment by Director of Children Services Behavioral Health Programs may provide clinical supervision for students in field placement and/or less experienced therapists.
- Upon assignment by the Director of Children Services Behavioral Health Programs may provide clinical direction for paraprofessional staff such as family support specialists, mental health home health aides or respite care workers.
Professional Growth and Development
- Participate in regular supervision sessions for the purpose of reviewing cases, discussing treatment strategy, and monitoring client progress.
- Continue personal and professional growth and development through reading, research, workshops, seminars and other strategies that will broaden knowledge on therapeutic approaches and techniques.
- Attend and participate in local, regional and statewide staff meetings for the purpose of supervision, team building and program planning.
- Participate in agency required training.
Professionalism and Confidentiality
- Keep all client names, information and other Agency business confidential.
- Guard client confidentiality in waiting areas, during phone contact, and in handling of records.
- Ensure that all office and record security procedures are followed.
- Maintain a positive respectful demeanor in all contacts with staff and the public.
- Seek needed guidance in handling difficult client situations and establishing priorities for the job.
- Work to build positive productive relationships with other staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree from an accredited college in a human service program which provided preparation for professional counseling.
- Licensure as a mental health practitioner in the State of Iowa. (Independent Licensure as LMHC or LISW preferred)
- Experience working with children and families impacted by child sexual abuse and with very young children preferred.
- Personal convictions which are comparable with the philosophy and goals of the organization.
- Excellent written and verbal skills.
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work with persons of diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Valid driver’s license, proof of liability insurance and ability to drive for organization business.
- Regular and predictable attendance required.
- Commitment to the mission of Lutheran Family Services.