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Social Work Specialist

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 UIHC Department of Psychiatry

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. ®


Delivery of outpatient psychotherapy services at UIHC and/or Scott Boulevard Clinic. Providing expert or very specialized practice skills in child and adolescent diagnostic assessment, child and family psychotherapy, group therapy, consultation, program development, supervision, teaching and training, research, administration or public education.


  • Provide planned mental health assessments of child and adolescent patients presenting with a range of behavioral health complaints and concerns in an outpatient clinic.
  • Formulate diagnostic opinions and treatment plans utilizing the criteria of the DSM 5.
  • Provide individual, family and group psychotherapy services to clinic patients - including those diagnosed with Anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and other conditions.
  • Provide risk assessment for self-harm and harm to others.
  • Differentially provide a wide range of evidence based therapeutic interventions including parent management, behavior modification, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal modalities of treatment.
  • Collaborate with members of the multi-disciplinary clinic treatment team to implement patient care recommendations, including appropriate referrals for additional evaluations and services.


  • A Master's degree in Social Work is required.


  • A license to practice social work in Iowa is required.
  • LISW is required

Required Qualification

  • Minimum 3-5 years Social Work experience which includes experience in child and adolescent outpatient behavioral health care setting and providing psychotherapy services to patients and families in assigned clinical areas.
  • Demonstrated experience with evidence-based practices including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Family Therapy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating as part of multi-disciplinary care teams, including ability to effect change and resolve recalcitrant problems.


  • Experience providing assessments of patients presenting with a wide range of behavioral health complaints and concerns in child/adolescent outpatient clinic settings.
  • Experience formulating diagnostic opinions and treatment plans utilizing the criteria of the DSM 5.
  • Experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy services to a variety of patients in a child/adolescent outpatient clinic setting.
  • Ability to provide a wide range of therapeutic interventions including behavior management, individual and group adolescent DBT, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family modalities of treatment.

Interested applicants can search for the job at  (requisition 20003326) or follow  the link - Social Work Specialist






Davis Psychological Services, PC in Grinnell has a position available for a therapist. It is a well-established, thriving practice that offers a pleasant working environment. An applicant with an interest in seeing children would get special consideration, but is not required. The position offers a great deal of flexibility and allows you to set your own schedule. Must be fully licensed. The position pays 80% of the revenue generated by the therapist. 

Email Brandon Davis, PhD ( for more information.




Founded in 2013, The Warming Shelter serves to provide shelter for men, women, children, and families who are experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless in our 116-bed facility.Our goal is to provide assistance that is offered in the context of the furtherance of human dignity, meeting our residents where they are at, and provide shelter during the coldest months of the year through a trauma informed care approach.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, the Director works with the Shelter Manager to manage all shelter services, and support with the overall operations of The Warming Shelter.The Director recommends and participates in the formation and revision of policies and programs approved by the Board of Directors and is responsible for implementing and directing, through effective leadership of staff and volunteers, the policies and program.


A minimum of 7 years nonprofit work experience in social services, homelessness, and/or mental health. At least 4 years of demonstrated success in staff leadership, fundraising, grant management, program and project management, board governance, and overseeing volunteers. Demonstrated success of effectively leading change and organizational growth through strategic planning; knowledge of homelessness, substance use, and mental health; success in acquiring agency support through successful grant applications and general fundraising.Success in grant management and compliance. Strong fund development, marketing, and public relations experience to successfully engage stakeholders, including funders, busines partner, policy makers, media, and communities. Strong and effective oral and written communication skills.Success in public speaking at large events. Understanding and willingness to speak to the media outlets regarding the organization. Personal qualities that include integrity, commitment to The Warming Shelter’s mission, respect for diversity and the ability to inspire and motivate.Demonstrated strong knowledge of financial and human resources management principles. Knowledge regarding financial oversight responsibilities of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Demonstrated a willingness to be flexible, versatile, and/or tolerant of a changing work environment.Must be Microsoft Office proficient, i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.


Ensures that the Board is proactively informed about the condition and operations of The Warming Shelter and other important matters impacting the organization.Identifies, assesses, and informs the Board of internal and external issues that affect the organization.

Oversees the planning and coordination of meetings of the Board and collaborates with the Board Chair to establish meeting agendas. Oversees the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization. Maintains open communication with funders, collaborating agencies, volunteer groups and other stakeholders.Initiates and directs appropriate communication among staff, between staff and volunteers and the Board to facilitate effective operation of the organization. Acts as the primary media spokesperson and contact for The Warming Shelter.Maintains and preserves the well-established positive image of the organization.Recommends and implements the organizational structure for The Warming Shelter staff and volunteers within parameters established by the Board. Determines staff and volunteers’ requirements.

Oversees the recruitment, hiring, training, development, compensations, and discharge of staff.Administers an effective human resource program that includes position descriptions, performance standards, and performance appraisals.Acts as primary grant writer for the organization.Established system for effective implementation, tracking and report submission of all grant awards.Oversees the fundraising and development activities of The Warming Shelter and actively solicits funds on behalf of the organizations.



45,000 Plus benefits up to 60,000. 


To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three (3) professional and/or academic references to:

Joe Twidwell-



Counselor/Therapist Position

Southwest Iowa Families Inc located in Clarinda IA has a full-time position open for a LMSW, LISW, TLMHC or LMHC. Southwest Iowa Families strives to provide quality services with professionals interested in rural practice.Enjoy a small, progressive community while working with a variety of client needs and experiences.

Southwest Iowa Families offers:Flexibility - build a schedule that works for your needs while meeting the needs of clients.Family Friendly - Our focus on helping families be successful extends to our staff as well. Training – Annual training provided. Ability to receive pay while completing CEU’s.Other benefits include: 11 paid holidays yearly, Annual raises, PTO, contribution to Health Insurance or AFLAC Supplemental plans.

Therapist will diagnose, develop treatment plan and carry through services from intake through discharge. Individual, family, and group therapy with a broad range of client issues and problems (generalist practice) will be expected.

Candidates must have the ability to relate to individuals and families from a strengths based model even in a chaotic family environment; to demonstrate compassion, empathy, and be non-judgmental; to complete documentation in a complete and timely manner.

 Send resumes Feel free to call 712-542-3501 and check out our website at



Clinical Supervisor

Have you heard? Resources for Human Development (RHD) is hiring!

Our ideal candidate is values oriented, service driven, and not just looking for their next job, but a career.

Is that you?

Who We Are

We are a DIFFERENT kind of company!

As employee of RHD, your ideas, thoughts, and experience will be valued. RHD emphasizes group decision-making and multi-level thinking, so that staff has maximum authority, creativity, freedom, and support to help meet the needs of the people we serve, without the cumbersome centralized bureaucracy.

How Will You Make An Impact

RHD is seeking a full time, Clinical Supervisor to provide support, direction, and overall supervision to our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program in Waterloo, IA. This mobile treatment team provides community based mental health treatment to individuals with serious mental health issues and/or substance This dynamic team consists of master's level mental health clinicians, registered nurse, substance abuse specialist, vocational specialist, psychiatrist/ARNP, peer support specialist, and a program assistant.

What We Offer

  • Full Benefits Package
  • PTO
  • Free Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Scholarship and Tuition Programs
  • Opportunity for Remote Work

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • LISW or LMHC in Iowa
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • 3 years of relevant experience
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or Rehabilitation

How We Work

Team members work together with the individuals served to promote symptom stability and appropriate use of medication; restore personal, community living and social skills; promote and maintain physical health; establish access to entitlements, housing, work and social opportunities; and help maintain the highest possible level of functioning in the community. RHD CROSS ACT serves the 7 counties of the CROSS MHDS region, and Appanoose county. The service territory includes the counties of Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Marion, and Appanoose. RHD CROSS ACT has offices in Knoxville and Leon.

Resources for Human Development is a national human services nonprofit with the broadest possible service mission, and specializes in creating innovative, quality services that support people of all abilities wherever the need exists. Founded in 1970, RHD supports more than 160 human service programs across the country, serving tens of thousands of people every year with caring and effective programs addressing intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, homelessness, addiction recovery and more.

Come GROW with us! Learn more about RHD at or contact Mollie Mundy, Talent Acquisition Specialist at 314-610-1554.


Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.