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Heartland Family Service Council Bluffs, IA
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We are incredibly proud of the workplace we’ve built. As Heartland Family Service continues to serve the most vulnerable individuals and families in our community, we are looking for reliable, adaptable, and passionate therapists to help us engage and provide therapeutic services to people who have a history of or currently living with mental health and/or substance use needs. 


Founded in 1875, our agency has grown over the years to address most of the challenges children, adults, families, and communities face across the lifespan, including substance use, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence/sexual assault, human trafficking, homelessness, juvenile justice, mental health, neighborhood distress, and poverty. Today, we offer 42 programs from 20 locations in east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa. At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that values and celebrates diversity in addition to creating a trauma-informed environment.


Diverse therapeutic responsibilities that include assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, and trainings opportunities. Ability to work with a diverse population of clients with co-occurring disorders utilizing evidenced based practices. Encouragement to explore your passions and areas of specialization and explore opportunities to grow within the agency. There are multiple exciting opportunities throughout the agency including outpatient, residential co-occurring, early childhood, SPMI community-based work, in-home, therapeutic school settings, and school-based services. Here at HFS you can choose your desired population.

If these things excite you, we want to hear from you!

Compensation: Provisional therapist starting at $50,000, higher compensation available for fully licensed/years of experience
Work Schedule: Varies by location. Multiple opportunities available.

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You could be perfect for this opportunity if you’ve had at least two years previous related experience and a master’s degree in Social Work or related field. Additionally preferred licensure includes: CADC, PLADC, LADC, PLHMP, LMHP, LIMHP.  We are looking for someone who can build strong rapport with diverse groups, and who is exceptionally reliable, organized, detailed-oriented, and takes a trauma informed approach to engaging with clients. If you have a desire to work in a fast paced, collaborative, team-oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.


  • Flexibility within work schedule
  • Casual dress code
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Ground floor opportunity with room for growth
  • Small team culture and collaboration
  • Investment in continuous employee learning and development
  • Paid four weeks of FMLA and two weeks of caregiver leave
  • Structured support for a dynamic self-care plan that helps you to manage your work/life integration
  • Strengths-based professional development and individualized coaching
  • A trauma-informed culture where you are encouraged and supported to show up to work every day exactly as you are!
  • The knowledge your work is helping to provide hope and healing to people who need it most and changing our communities for the better!

If playing a key active role in this journey sounds exciting to you, let’s chat.


      Within 3 months, you’ll:

  • Attend weekly supervision, monthly clinicals (regular trainings within agency and time to collaborate with clinical colleagues
  • Complete onboarding program designed to get you up to speed on our business, vision, departments, programming, and team and gain an understanding about how your role fits into Heartland Family Service’s broader organization mission and strategy.
  • Attend new employee orientation training to learn the mission of the organization, how we are doing, where we are going, and our overall agency philosophy.
  • Work with team and manager to understand work expectations and set goals for the first three months in the role
  • Get to know our policies, procedures, and clinical tasks and processes
  • Be introduced to and ramped to use Evolve (electronic health record).
  • Partner with manager to define key success metrics for your role and how to keep track of your progress
  • Weekly supervisions with supervisor, monthly clinicals with therapists across the agency.

3- 6 months, you’ll:

  • Develop a case load
  • Continue to learn about programs across the agency
  • Network with partner agencies and others in the community
  • Increase knowledge of clinical skills, theory, and practice

6 -12 months onwards, you’ll:

  • Cross training in other programs
  • Increase of training opportunities
  • Move towards independent practice with consultation
  • Identification of goals to build areas of specialization and passion


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Date Posted July 5, 2024
Date Closes August 4, 2024
Requisition THERA002834
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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