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ACT Team Leader / Clinician

Two Open Positions in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids!

ACT Team Leader 



Social Worker

(Initially 20-30 hours per week)

Social Worker with Decisions for Life, LLC
A private Guardian and Conservator entity


Perform overall casework services for guardianship and conservatorship clients.Requires interactions with clients and service providers to develop care and behavior plans as necessary.

Work Examples

Provides casework services for clients with difficult, complex, and complicated problems

Interacts with clients to assist in meeting their needs.

Deals with individuals and groups having sociopathic personalities, impulsive behavior that may be self-destructive or depredatory, and others with dementia, chronic mental illness, intellectual disability or a developmental disability. 

Makes professional decisions and recommendations that impact the person served.  

Provides or directs the preparation of necessary records and reports.

Gives advice and consultation when unusual, difficult, or complex cases are encountered.  

Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team; provides casework.

Gathers and evaluates information regarding clients or programs.

Documents case work entries into the internal case management system.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of casework methods, technique, and their application to client interactions.

Knowledge of interviewing skills and techniques.

Knowledge of environmental and cultural factors inherent in social work.

Knowledge of public assistance and welfare programs.

Knowledge of state rules, policies, and procedures as they relate to the sector of responsibility.

Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with difficult clients and stakeholders.

Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners.

Ability to use interviewing skills and techniques effectively.

Ability to plan, instruct, and guide others in social work services.

Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Maintains high standards of ethical conduct and confidentiality.

Refrains from dishonest behavior.

Works and communicates with all clients and customers providing professional service.

Displays a high level of initiative, effort, attention to detail and commitment by completing assignments efficiently with minimal supervision.

Follows policies, cooperates with supervisors and colleagues.

Exchanges information with individuals or groups effectively by listening and responding appropriately.

Education, Experience and Special Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and the equivalent of three years of full-time experience in a social work capacity with persons with disabilities or older adults in a public or private agency.

Willing to become a Nationally Certified Guardian within the first two years.

Salary Range 

$20-$25 per hour, depending on experience

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Decisions for Life, LLC
PO Box 232
Altoona, IA50009