Ames: Clear Brook Counseling Professionals

June 22, 2017

We each have our specialty. And at Clear Brook Counseling Professionals, we work together to provide therapy — family, couples, or individual — that will deliver the best results for all unique needs. We believe life has meaning, and every moment is worth living. That’s the end goal. At Clear Brook the experience is a coordinated team of counselors, proven treatment, and techniques that work. Counseling and therapy are more than sitting on a couch. The process is about finding clarity in the situation, taking action and seeing change. Clear Brook Counseling Professionals weave proven practices and life-exercises into therapy to help foster results.

Specific Clinical Therapist Duties:
  • Facilitating client access to care
  • Documenting and reporting to referral providers
  • Participating on multidisciplinary teams to present cases for proper treatment
  • Attending monthly in-service trainings, and weekly case reviews

Requirements

Required education:

  • Master's
Required licenses or certifications:
  • LMFT
  • LISW
  • LMHC
  • Temporary Licensed MHC or MFT
  • Licensed Psychologists
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Therapist Wanted in Quad City Area

May 10, 2017

Iowa licensed mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, or social worker needed part time for a thriving private practice in the Quad City, Clinton area. This is an independent contractor position with a good referral base and unlimited clientele potential. Good office and billing support with quick turnaround. Must be willing to work with children and adults. This is an excellent opportunity for extra income for those of us who love doing therapy. If interested, please contact Jan Green at healingplace215@hotmail.com

Positions Available With Family Legacy Counseling in Johnston, IA

March 10, 2017

Family Legacy Counseling in Johnston, IA is expanding our services and we are looking for clinicians with experience working with adults, providing outpatient counseling, including individual, group, couples, premarital, adolescent and family therapy. Our practice is very well-established in the Des Moines metro area, and has provided mental health services from a Christian perspective for the past 25 years. We are looking for quality clinicians with a Master’s degree in clinical social work, counseling psychology, or marriage and family therapy, etc. Those working towards licensure are also welcome to apply. The practice has high name recognition in central Iowa, in the church community, in the local medical and counseling professions, as well as in the community at large. Our referral base is solid, drawing from a wide area of the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities in central Iowa. Job Description: Provide outpatient counseling, including individual, group, couples, premarital, adolescent and family therapy Provide direct clinical service delivery consistent with best practice standards Offer clinical consultation to parents, extended family, teachers and other adult caregivers as needed Develop and grow clinical practice through consultation and networking with pastors, physicians, schools Conduct formal clinical assessments of newly admitted clients Develop and oversee the of implementation of treatment plans. Job Requirements: Minimum Education: Master’s degree in a clinical discipline (i.e., clinical or counseling psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy). Job Requirements: Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology or related field OR Master’s degree in a clinical discipline (i.e., clinical or counseling psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy). Minimum Licensure Requirements: Licensed as a PSY. D, LISW, LMHC, or LMFT. Pre-licensed individuals will be considered. Compensation: Typical compensation for full time work (25 client hours per week) is estimated at a salary of $100,000/year. Qualified candidates wanting more information may contact our office at (515) 727-1338 and ask to speak with Dr. Joel Ashby or email their vita to joel@familylegacycounseling.com

Staff Counselor Des Moines University

March 9, 2017

Des Moines University is currently accepting applications for a Staff Counselor who will provide psychological services to students in all University programs, including intake assessments, individual, couples, and group counseling, and crisis intervention. In addition, the Staff Counselor will provide consultation and outreach programming to the campus community. The primary goals of the Student Counseling Center (SCC) are to contribute to DMU’s commitment to provide a supportive campus environment, to promote psychological health and well-being for all students, and to empower students to achieve academic and professional success. Over 100 years old, Des Moines University is a health sciences graduate university comprised of three colleges offering eight graduate degrees. Located in the #1 Best City for Young Professionals (Forbes.com, 2014), Des Moines University continues its vision of being a leader in innovative health education that promotes life-long learning. Qualifications include: • Master's degree in counseling or clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, or related field. • At least two years post-degree experience required. Experience providing psychological services in a University counseling center preferred. • Must be licensed in the state of Iowa. For complete job description, benefit summary, or to apply visit www.dmu.edu/employment. Please submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references at time of online submission. Application submission deadline is April 7, 2017. Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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Private Practice Therapist-Urbandale

January 20, 2017

Open position in our private practice--Join our team! www.newheightscounseling.org   We are currently expanding with an opening for a new addition to our private practice! We are seeking an independently licensed individual that is interested working along side an excellent team of other therapists! Qualified candidates will have a master’ degree or higher in psychology, counseling, or social work field. Candidates must be independently licensed in the State of Iowa (LMHC, LISW, LMFT, LP), and must have at least 2 years experience in the counseling, psychology, social work, or mental health field. For more information about the opportunity to join the New Heights Team please contact us at: info@newheightscounseling.org; 515-274-9690. Ask for Jessica Romey or Jim Wilwerding    

Mental Health Therapist- House of Mercy

January 10, 2017

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides the following services to clients including: conducting face-to-face assessments; establishing diagnoses; making treatment suggestions; ordering Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) services (when indicated); and, assisting with referrals to BHIS providers. Provides mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and personal growth related therapy services to clients. Responsibilities encompass the provision of advanced evaluative, preventive, therapeutic, restorative and personal care services to assist in meeting the complex psychosocial needs of clients and their families, thus enabling them to better utilize program services and resources in order to achieve their optimal level of change/well-being.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Provides therapy services in individual and group sessions.

Provides crisis intervention and conflict resolution assistance. Demonstrates ability to differentiate between emergency and non-emergency tasks and responds accordingly.

Provides immediate supportive counseling and necessary assistance to clients dealing with a crisis or emergency situation.

Provides continuum of services that includes appropriate mental health supports, etc.

Completes an initial assessment through utilization of proven tools including the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM). Obtains bio-psychosocial history information and identifies client needs by interviewing the client, reviewing available records, conferring with other professionals and appropriate House of Mercy staff, and contacting other information sources as necessary and appropriate. Analysis and evaluation of client situation consistently reflects advanced competency in psychosocial assessment and diagnosis.

Performs a comprehensive assessment (psychosocial history) to analyze and synthesize the client’s status and addresses the client’s strengths, problems, and areas of clinical concern. On an ongoing basis assesses client needs/strengths, behaviors, and progress toward desired outcomes. Specifically monitors client progress in areas of personal growth, education, prenatal care, parenting, employment, living skills, etc. Determines need for outside professional evaluations and independently refers to community practitioners/agencies as needed.

Provides psychosocial counseling/treatment services to restore clients to optimum social and physical well-being (within their capacity). Provides therapy in individual and group sessions for co-occurring, mental health, trauma, and personal growth related concerns.

Provides family and/or couples therapy services in designated situations.

Develops treatment plans based upon assessment and in accordance with program requirements, state regulations, etc. Communicates pertinent treatment plan information to clinical staff as needed. Implements plan and monitors patient's progress.

Conducts regular case review meetings to review and discuss client progress, assure consistent implementation of treatment plan goals/objectives, and promote team involvement in problem solving/resolution.

Coordinates services with community agencies as needed to provide an extended, high quality continuum of care.

Prepares and distributes required reports and other documentation of services according to House of Mercy policies and procedures, applicable laws, regulations and licensing requirements.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

Provides statistical and research information as requested and/or required by laws, regulations or licensing requirements.

Participates in public relations and media efforts to promote House of Mercy; attends community and informational meetings to keep House of Mercy current and to network with other agencies; attends training on relevant topics to stay current in meeting requirements of licensing and other regulations, and to obtain information to better serve clientele.

Participates in the education and training of residents, students and providers in coordination with supervisor.

Assists with referrals to community resources when appropriate.

Assists the Director in the development of programs and/or curriculum, as directed.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Master’s Degree in a human services related discipline, required.

Temporary license to provide mental health therapy in the State of Iowa, required.

Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within first 30 days of employment.

Understand medical terminology and communicate effectively with healthcare professionals.
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House of Mercy Executive Director

January 10, 2017

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Provides leadership, accountability and oversight for the scope of services offered by House of Mercy. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: insuring organizational adherence to mission; effectively collaborating with governing and foundation boards to realize mission and insure financial well-being; developing the agency’s annual budget and insuring that ongoing financial performance meets expectations; strategic planning and goal attainment; care management and integration; coordination of educational programming; and, insuring adherence/compliance with all CHI/Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines/House of Mercy policies/procedures, state and federal laws/regulations, accrediting standards, and related standards of practice.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Develops, organizes, implements and evaluates all programs, in accordance with accepted professional practice and medical center policies and procedures. Provides for the means and methods to assure competent care to the population(s) served by obtaining and appropriately interpreting data, using demonstrated knowledge feedback and appropriately adapting procedures.

Develops, implements and periodically reviews all policies and procedures that guide and support the assigned services including state and federal regulations. Directs and participates in the development and implementation of client and residential care policies and protocols and provides advice and guidance in handling complicated and unique situations.
Directs and coordinates the transition planning process to facilitate continuity of care and the provision of effective client, resident and family support services.

Develops an annual operational plan (including scope of service) integrated with Mercy’s strategic plan and related departments operational plans in order to efficiently provide services.

Develops and implements short and long-term programming strategies directed at the achievement of goals and objectives through delegation to managers and staff work groups. Communicates with stakeholders the status of the organization’s operations, finances, and long-term goal implementation. Coordinates the referral of clients, residents, and families to appropriate social service and human service agencies, health care providers, and rehabilitation facilities and organizations.

Continuously assesses and improves the organization’s performance and compliance with state and federal regulations as well as oversees performance quality improvement plan monitors and customer and employee satisfaction data to promote the maintenance of high quality and effective client/resident care.

Develops and maintains departmental staffing plan for all areas supervised, detailing appropriate employee classifications and qualifications consistent with the department’s operational plan, projected volumes, patient acuity and other relevant indicators. Participates in human resources planning providing recommendations for staffing, proactive recruitment and long-term needs. Assure compliance with staffing plan.

Provides leadership and direction for personal activities implemented to attract, retain and motivate employees (i.e., interviewing applicants, hiring staff, providing continuing education training, developing work schedules, conducting performance appraisals, recommending competitive salary adjustments, and administering discipline).

Provides necessary education, orientation and support to management team.

Assumes overall accountability for all related financial operations, including grants. Develops annual operating and capital budgets, monitors and analyzes performance and productivity and implements necessary corrective plans. Collaborates with other departments in budget preparation, determining capital priorities, monitoring and analyzing trends. Utilizes budget information in management decision-making.

Establishes and maintains effective and harmonious working relationships with staff, other medical center departments, community organizations, physicians, and others. Addresses intra- and inter-departmental issues, and participates in the coordination and implementation of interdepartmental and agency programming.

Provides leadership and direction to develop and support public relations and marketing activities.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

Participates in the educational programs for students to enhance their understanding of the psychosocial aspects of care delivery.

Represents all House of Mercy programming areas while serving on various medical center and community committees, boards, task forces and work groups.

Develops professional working relationships with executive staff of area agencies.

Performs other responsibilities as requested by the Vice President of Mission Integration.



MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

High School Diploma or GED required.

Master’s in social work or behavioral health related degree program required.

Five (5) years supervisory experience in human service and/or behavioral health programs, required.

Independently licensed master’s level prepared mental health practitioner in the State of Iowa, preferred.

Knowledgeable regarding: health care delivery systems; county, state and federal programs and services; medical terminology; behavioral health principles and theories; and health care management.

Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within thirty (30) days of hire.

Valid Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.

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Des Moines University Staff Counselor

January 10, 2017

Des Moines University is currently accepting applications for a Staff Counselor who will provide psychological services to students in all University programs, including intake assessments, individual, couples, and group counseling, and crisis intervention. In addition, the Staff Counselor will provide consultation and outreach programming to the campus community. The primary goals of the Student Counseling Center (SCC) are to contribute to DMU’s commitment to provide a supportive campus environment, to promote psychological health and well-being for all students, and to empower students to achieve academic and professional success.

Over 100 years old, Des Moines University is a health sciences graduate university comprised of three colleges offering eight graduate degrees. Located in the #1 Best City for Young Professionals (Forbes.com, 2014), Des Moines University continues its vision of being a leader in innovative health education that promotes life-long learning.

Qualifications include:
  • Master's degree in counseling or clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, or related field.
  • At least two years post-degree experience required. Experience providing psychological services in a University counseling center preferred.
  • Must be licensed in the state of Iowa.


For complete job description, benefit summary, or to apply visit www.dmu.edu/employment. Please submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references at time of online submission. Application submission deadline is January 30, 2017.

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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