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10/15/21

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Easterseals Iowa, Crisis Stabilization Therapist

Easterseals Iowa has opened Polk County’s first Crisis Stabilization Center, providing service both at our serene Camp Sunnyside location, as well as in the community.Crisis Stabilization Services, the final service in implementing a comprehensive Children’s Behavioral Health System in Iowa, are designed to support children and families experiencing a mental health crisis in developing a stabilization plan to return, as soon as possible, to pre-crisis family life.Clients receive services either Residentially at Camp Sunnyside, or where they live, learn and play in the community.

We are living through unprecedented times and have seen a significant increase in mental health crisis in our community.Due to a high level of community need we are hiring two to four additional clinicians (LMSW, LISW, t-LMHC, LMHC, t-LMFT, LMFT) for this team. Clinicians will work regularly scheduled hours, though flexibility to meet client need is required, especially for community-based services which are provided either in person or via telehealth.We are currently hiring clinicians for both weekdays and/or weekends and offer the flexibility to work alternative schedules.

Job duties include: residential and community based crisis assessments, individual and family therapy, group therapy, and coordination of quality care with the team.Applicants must be available for in-person services in Polk County and able to participate in our on-call rotation.

Why join this team?

  • We are making a difference that is being noticed in our community
  • A predictable and highly competitive salary starting at $50,000 minimum with an opportunity for annual raises and bonuses
  • Receive expert training in Crisis Intervention Training, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Motivational Interviewing
  • A supportive and flexible team working environment
  • 20 days off the first year, increasing to 25 days off the second year, that we not only let you take, but expect you to take off!
  • A 403b retirement plan with a match after the first year of employment and no vesting period
  • CEU allotment of $250 the first year and $500 every year after, as well as many educational opportunities offered in-house which can be used for CEUs
  • Easterseals will cover your professional association dues (i.e. NASW, IMHCA, APT)
  • Supervision provided
  • The opportunity to use the whole campus to support your clients in meeting their therapeutic goals-you won’t be stuck in an office
  • Crisis Stabilization is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of developing a comprehensive service system for children and families in Iowa
  • Be part of an organization committed to our mission to provide exceptional services and ensure people can live, learn, work, and play in their communities
  • Easterseals is committed to client outcomes, not profit

Qualifications:

  • Licensed in Iowa as a LMSW, LISW, t-LMHC, LMHC, t-LMFT, or LMFT, preference for those with 2 years post-graduate degree experience
  • Preference will be given for those with experience in a crisis services setting
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a team closely and cooperatively, providing team members support so they may support families
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently while maintaining personal well-being

Apply by going to http://www.easterseals.com/ia/careers. If you have questions give me a call at 515-309-2368 or email at traymer@eastersealsia.org

I look forward to working with you to make Polk County a more connected, healthier, and happier community,

Tony J. Raymer, LISW, RPT-S
Director, Brain Health
515-309-2368
traymer@eastersealsia.org


10/8/21

Wellpath


Mental Health Professional - Part Time

Job: 99321

Location: Des Moines, IA

Facility: Polk County Jail

Type: Part-Time

Shift: Day Weekend

Recruiter: Diana Montemayor

Email: DMontemayor@Wellpath.us

Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”

About this role

Our Mental Health Professional provides clinical services under the direction of the MH Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or MH Director to patients. Provides mental health consultation and training to facility staff.

Additional Details

We're looking for MHP to work part time to help cover some of our weekend and weekday shifts; approximately 16 per week. There is availability for more hours as well.Corrections, Correctional Nursing, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Jail, Detention Center

What you bring to the table

Education:

  • Master's degree in a behavioral/social science field from an accredited college or university

Experience:

  • Coursework and professional experience that indicates knowledge of mental health counseling, group and individual psychotherapy, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, psychological assessment techniques, crisis intervention, and mental health consultation.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • LMSW, LPC, or similar licensure in the state from the appropriate state licensing board
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Any other certifications (such as First Aid) required by contract

What you will do

  • Provide direct clinical and consultation services in accordance with The Company Policies and procedures, policies and procedures of the institution, and in accordance with the ethics and standards of relevant professional organizations (e.g., NASW, APA)
  • Responsible for having a basic understanding of mental health accreditation standards issued by National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and American Correctional Association (ACA) if those accrediting bodies are applicable to the facility
  • Interrelate and work effectively with facility staff, patients, and outside support agencies as delegated by MH Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor, or MH Director
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patient information in accordance with The Company policy and procedure, state law, site policy and the standards of the NCCHC and ACA, if those accrediting bodies are applicable to the site
  • Completion of specific duties and responsibilities as designated by the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor or Mental Health Director. Designation of duties will be determined by current needs of the patient population and the mental health professionals privilege status, taking into consideration employee's interests whenever possible.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits

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Mental Health Coordinator $5k Sign on Bonus

Job: 99340

Location: Des Moines, IA

Facility: Polk County Jail

Type: Full-Time

Shift: Day 8 hour

Recruiter: Diana Montemayor

Email: DMontemayor@Wellpath.us

Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”

About this role

Our Mental Health Coordinator provides clinical and administration supervision and direction to mental health staff and oversight of mental services within the facility. Provides mental health services to patients in the facility as well as provide mental health consultation to the facility personnel.

Additional Details

$5K sign-on bonus

What you bring to the table

Education:           

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work or behavioral science field

Experience:        

  • Need experience in the coordination and administration of mental health service delivery systems
  • Need coursework and professional experience that indicates knowledge of management/supervision techniques, mental health counseling, group and individual psychotherapy, diagnosis and treatment of major mental disorders and/or psychological evaluation techniques

Licenses/Certifications: 

  • Licensed to practice psychology, social work, or counseling in the State by the appropriate state licensing board
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Any other Certifications (such as First Aid) required

What you will do

  • Responsible to plan, supervise, coordinate and manage the clinical services provided by mental health staff at the institutional level as designated by the Regional MH Director or the VP of Behavioral Services.  In facilities with a Clinical Supervisor, clinical supervision will be under the direction of that position
  • Responsible to assign specific duties and clinical responsibilities to mental health staff in accordance with their position descriptions, education and professional experience and to notify Regional MH Director, VP of Behavioral Services and H.S.A. of staff’s inability to perform such duties and responsibilities in a competent, ethical and professional manner
  • Represent interests of mental health services with the institution’s administrative staff under the direction of Regional MH Director or VP of Behavioral Services and to facilitate cooperation in the delivery of mental health services
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patient information in accordance with The Company policy, the facility policy, the standards of the American Psychological Association or National Association of Social Workers, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and the American Correctional Association (ACA) if the last two accrediting body standards are applicable to the site
  • Allocate staff resources in mental health services to insure that institutional needs for clinical and consultative services are met in a timely, professional manner

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits

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10/1/21


Care Manager- Powell Chemical Dependency Center, UnityPoint Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, IA, Full time position with benefits

Overview

Integrates and coordinates care of individuals across the healthcare continuum. Facilitates the interdisciplinary plan of care in order to meet multiple service needs, promotes continuity of care through elimination of fragmentation of care/service, and facilitates the effective utilization of resources. Serves as educator and a central source of communication for the individual and their support systems.

Responsibilities: Completes a comprehensive initial assessment of the individual’s physical and mental health status including clinical conditions, support systems and resources to identify needs and make referrals to appropriate multi-disciplinary services. Documents initial evaluation in a timely manner. Provides telephone triage for persons calling in (potential waiting list patients, referrals to ED or Intensive Outpatient Services.Completes all insurance authorizations, utilization review for patient care and leave management documentation.Monitors and coordinates an interdisciplinary plan of care that is in partnership with the individual and their support services for needs and services across the health care continuum and for transition through the levels of care

Qualifications: Master of Arts/Science degree in a mental health, psychology, social work or human services-related field required.  Must be licensed at one of the following levels: LISW, LMHC, LMFT, Masters or other Counselor/Clinician with independent licensure within 1 year of hire.Clinical experience related to adult substance abuse preferred.  Must have IBC (Iowa Board of Certification - Substance Abuse) certification or receive certification within one year of employment.

Pay Range Commensurate with experience. This is an exempt position. Salary Minimum $28.93

Hours: M-Fri. 8-4:30 PM

For questions or to apply contact Amy Oehlert, Manger, Powell CDC at 515 263-5497 or Amy.Oehlert@unitypoint.org

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Mental Health Therapist- Powell Chemical Dependency Center, UnityPoint Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, IA, Full time position with benefits

Overview:Provides therapy to clients referred for outpatient and behavioral health services. Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide continuity of care for patients attending outpatient programs. Maintains accountability for own care to assure adherence to ethical standards. Consistently utilizes a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned service area.

Responsibilities: Provides individual and group therapy utilizing a variety of treatment modalities. Assumes responsibility for maintaining professional and clinical expertise. Provides education/information to patients, families and referral sources. Consistently utilizes a holistic approach (considering the physical, social/psychological, and educational level of patients, and families). Arranges referrals for spiritual, educational, safety and related needs of patients/families.

Qualifications:Master’s level graduate in counseling, social work, psychology, family therapy or related behavioral health field. Temporarily licensed as a master’s level mental health clinician in Iowa and completion of independent license within 2 years of employment. Temporarily certified as an addiction counselor in Iowa or completion within 1 year of employment followed by complete certification according to IBC guidelines. Preferred experience working with patients with alcohol/drug addiction.

Pay Range Commensurate with experience. This is an exempt position. Salary Minimum $25.02

Hours: M, W, F 8-4:30, T & Th 11-7:30 PM

For questions or to apply contact Amy Oehlert, Manger, Powell CDC at 515 263-5497 or Amy.Oehlert@unitypoint.org


10/1/21


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Counselor/Student Leadership Coordinator

Simpson College invites applications for the position of Counselor/Student Leadership Coordinator.Reporting to the Director of Counseling Services this position is responsible for providing counseling and mental health services to students and coordinating student leadership development programs, including a sophomore leadership initiative. The anticipated start date for this position is December 1, 2021.

Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide counseling and mental health services to students; maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Provide outreach and consultation to members of the campus community.
  • Recruit and lead an 8-week sophomore leadership training
  • Develop and collaborate with other student leadership programs
  • Participate in divisional and institutional initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Professional degree in counseling or related field required.
  • Must hold Iowa license or be license eligible.
  • Experience with college/young adult populations strongly desired.

Salary 

Salary range is $40,000 to $44,000

Community


Simpson’s main campus is in Indianola, Iowa, a part of the Des Moines metropolitan area. The Des Moines area has a population of over 600,000, and economic growth has outpaced the U.S. as a whole. In addition, the cost of living is well below the national average. 

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, name and contact information for three professional references, a statement addressing how your experiences and/or interests contribute to promoting diversity and inclusivity to http://apply.interfolio.com/95772

Simpson College does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups. You will find the entire EOE statement at: http://simpson.edu/employment-opportunities/. Employment will require a criminal background check, which may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history. 












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