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Grace C Mae Advocate Center, Inc.

Full Time Therapist/Counselor Positions at several Grace C Mae Advocate Center Locations:  (3 openings in Washington, Ia / 2 openings in Marshalltown, Ia / 1 opening in Marengo, Ia)

Are you looking to launch your counseling or therapy career? Are you ready to work independently and grow a practice you can be proud of? Want to have a private practice, but under the support of an organization committed to integrity and excellence? Do you have an ambitious drive to be the best version of you, while wanting to build roots in a community where you are needed? And do you want to work for a company whose mission is to offer hope to people in need?

We invite you to apply for a position where you are supported in growing your own private practice, surrounded by co-workers who encourage you daily and supervisors who act more like coaches. Our de-centralized approach to delivering mental health services to people in rural communities gives you autonomy and support at the same time. The private practice model of pay means you are working for yourself, and we are simply here to support you in the adventure of building your reputation. Collectively, we all work for the mission to offer hope and help people find solutions to their unique and complex problems. Individually, you can build your own area of expertise and treatment delivery practice. We provide you with coaching, marketing and administrative support—freeing you to focus on treating your clients and collecting a paycheck. We offer a buy-in option to benefits, and make a monthly contribution to those benefits for full-time clinical staff. Competitive market pay, paid 30 days training, clinical oversight, consultation, training options, and liability coverage are included with every position as well as paid holidays.

We do not employ therapists or providers who work in the same position at another agency. We expect our clinical providers to only provide therapy services through our agency due to the potential for conflicts of interest or dual roles.


  • Master’s level degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or other therapy related field
  • Two years of related experience required; therapy experience preferred
  • Active License with the State of Iowa.  Fully licensed or temporary licensed providers welcome to apply.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, & dedicated
  • Able to work on an individual basis, as well as part of a team, to develop and implement treatment plans
  • Able to problem solve effectively and efficiently; can work independently
  • Able to effectively model appropriate behavior for other team members, consumers, and volunteers
  • Able to develop a rapport with external and internal colleagues in order to lead the team towards common goals, according to the Grace C Mae Advocate Center, Inc. mission
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Must have knowledge and adequate computer skills for the purposes of documentation, email, research, data collection, etc. Must be familiar Word, Excel, Power Point, and Gmail. Must be able to learn billing software.

Salary:  $70,000 to $90,000

To apply email a cover letter and a resume to: and


Catholic Charities

Licensed Mental Health Professionals


Now hiring licensed mental health professionals

Flexible scheduling
6 weeks of PTO in first year
Comprehensive insurance package
Assess to Paid CEU approved trainings
401k with employer match
Salary range of $45,000 - $65,000.
$2500 sign on bonus!

Successful candidates should be licensed in Iowa as a LISW, LMHC, or LMFT

Premium salary for bilingual candidates

For more information, call or email:
Lisa Turner, LMFT


Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

Who We Are:

Community Support Advocates provides support services to over 1,900 Central Iowans with

disabilities. Our employees partner with persons served for growth and resiliency. The individuals we support experience a wide range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and substance use.

How You'll Impact Lives:

An Outpatient Mental Health Therapist at CSA provides therapeutic assessment and

treatment to youth, adults and families with a variety of developmental and mental health diagnoses. In this role, you'll support the development of skills and strategies for improvement of their presenting symptoms. This position is also responsible for preparing and maintaining all required records and documentation regarding the provision of service. As a valued member of the CSA team, you will also collaborate with all programs to provide clinical support.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop

coordinated treatment plans within the electronic medical record.

Advocate for whole person health of clients, serving as a point of integration with other services, internal and external to CSA.

Conduct individual, family, and group sessions utilizing current evidenced based treatments and assessments which may occur in person, through telehealth, in office, or in the home setting.

Run workshops and presentations about mental health topics for staff training purposes, board education, and other interested stakeholders, per request.

Flexibility and willingness to help others.

Education Requirements:

An advanced (master's or doctorate) degree in one of the fields of psychology, counseling,

mental health or social work is required.

Licensure to practice mental health in the state of Iowa (LISW, LMHC, LMFT, or Psychologist) and experience working with children, adolescents, and adult clients is preferred, or if provisionally licensed (such as LMSW or TLMHC) and have the ability to be independently licensed within 2 years of qualified supervision.

To apply:






The University of Iowa School of Social Work invites applications for a two-year, 87.5% Visiting Lecturer position with expertise in macro-level social work for the academic year 2022-23, beginning August 17, 2022 at the Des Moines Center Campus. The initial appointment is for one year (2022-23), renewable for another year (2023-24), pending collegiate approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary is $52,234 per year. The position includes teaching generalist and advanced social work courses, and supporting students during internships.  For more information about the School’s curriculum, see  and

The School of Social Work offers programs at the B.A., M.S.W., and Ph.D. levels with faculty scholarship foci in the areas of aging, child welfare, family violence, mental health, and culturally competent social work practice. In addition to programs on our main Iowa City campus, we offer MSW programs in Des Moines, Quad Cities and Sioux City along with an Online MSW program.

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program.
  • Demonstrated record of at least 3 years, full-time, post-MSW practice.
  • Demonstrated evidence of potential for teaching graduate-level courses.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Current LMSW or LISW (or equivalent) social work licensure in current state of residence/employment.
  • Ability to teach in various environments, including in-person and online classrooms.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials immediately, as application review will begin on Monday, May 5thand continues until filled. All materials must be submitted online at .  Refer to requisition #74453. Do not mail paper applications.

To Apply:  Please submit a curriculum vitae and/or an annotated resume and a letter of interest with your online application. The letter of interest should be a detailed description of your interest in the position, your practice background relevant to the School’s teaching needs, and your prior teaching and/or training experience or potential for teaching. In addition to the online application, please submit three professional reference letters to the Search Committee Chair. These letters should address your professional accomplishments, teaching experience and/or potential, and other abilities relevant to the position. These letters should be sent by the referee directly to the Search Committee Chair.  For inquiries about the position please contact:

Stephen Cummings, MSW, LISW, Search Committee Chair
University of Iowa
School of Social Work
308 North Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242

The School of Social Work and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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