Iowa Social Work Jobs

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Catalyst Counseling PLLC

  • Psychotherapist with excellent reputation retiring after 16 years in solo practice.
  • Looking for new owner
    • Turnkey opportunity available mid-August to mid-November 2021.
    • Website and domain name will transfer to new owner.
    • Income potential $170,000 to $220,000
    • Price: $50,000. or call Suzanne Zilber (515) 232-5340
  • The Practice
    • Constant demand for services in university town. 
    • Collaborative relationships with other counseling practices in the same building and floor.
    • Current caseload includes an active therapy group with 7 members that want to continue in person.
  • The Office
    • The business includes elegant furnishings which were purchased to fit the two room Northwest suite:waiting room/ group therapy room 13 x 19 feet, and inner counseling office 13 x 14 feet.
      • Furniture makes and dimension details available on request.
    • High ceilings on third floor with three windows in the waiting room and two windows in the corner office.Wall plant can stay or be taken down- it climbed itself!
    • Currently have a dedicated parking space.Parking lot and metered street parking for clients.Located near the city gym and major bus-stops.
    • Using TherapyNotes for EHR and willing to train.


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Clinical Social Worker (LISW), UltaCare Medical, multiple sites statewide Iowa, FT, PT and Independent Contractor positions available

Compensation Range ($60,000-$85,000) Benefits: Healthcare, PTO, monthly bonus opportunities

Malpractice insurance, NASW membership

Job Description

UltaCare Medical has an immediate opening for a LISW to provide behavioral health services (talk therapy) onsite to residents of a nursing home. Anxiety, depression, dementia, grief and loss and a variety of other mental health conditions are prominent challenges in nursing home populations and these residents deserve a professional clinician that can help them deal with these challenges. Treating this segment of the population can be extremely rewarding. We seek an individual that is comfortable and feels rewarded by helping this group through their issues and help them maximize their quality of life during this stage of life. Schedules are flexible, including start and stop times and days of work. Individual will work independently and remotely inside of post-acute and long-term care nursing facilities. We are also open to LISW's that prefer to work as independent contractors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with facility RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, social services and administration to identify patient referrals.
  • Dictate patient visit notes within 24 hours of the visit.
  • Provide therapeutic services to patients and on occasion for their families.
  • Complete required documentation, paperwork, and treatment planning in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate compassion and commitment to patients.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the UltaCare Medical mission.
  • Clinical Social Worker license required.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field from accredited university.
  • LISW in good standing in State of Iowa

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to work alongside facility staff such as the DON, RN’s LPN’s, CAN’s. While you work for UltaCare Medical, it is important that you communicate and work with other medical professionals also caring for the patient.
  • Working knowledge of Clinic policies and procedures.
  • Experience working with geriatric population (preferred).
  • Ability to assess, create a treatment plan, and execute that treatment plan for a full spectrum of mental health conditions.
  • Organized self-starter, motivated problem solver and critical thinker.
  • Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, responsibility, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction.
  • Clear and effective communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Superior attention to detail, ability to consistently demonstrate quality in their work.
  • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues of all levels and build cross-functional relationships.

Education and Experience:

  • Clinical Social Worker license required.

Please submit interest and resume to


Part or Full-Time Therapist

Description: Do you want a job where you can see the type of clients you want to see, not worry about the hassles of insurance, be paid well, and have flexibility in your schedule? Evergreen Therapy Center ( is a private practice in Coralville, Iowa and is seeking a licensed therapist who has experience in trauma work.

Evergreen Therapy Center specializes in treating trauma but we see a broad range of clients suffering from job burnout and adjustment disorders to complex PTSD and personality disorders. It is possible to see children, adolescents, adults, families, or other populations depending on your training but building a clientele you are excited to see is part of our mission.

Work is remote at the present and may stay that way depending on the interests of clients to continue teletherapy in the future. Office space is available. Therapists who telework can set their own hours. In-person therapy will require a schedule but with great flexibility. The minimum caseload is 10 clients per week with the potential to build as many clients as your time allows.

Salary/Pay: Pay is a percentage of your revenues and varies between $60 to $90 per client.

Qualifications: Licensure to practice psychotherapy in the state of Iowa (LISW, LMHC, LMFT, or Psychologist) and experience working with trauma.

How to Apply: To find out more information about the position or to apply, email Please include a resume with license # and a brief discussion of your interest in this position.



Director, UI Employee Assistance Program

Employer: The University of Iowa 
Location: Iowa City, IA 
Address: 1 W Prentiss St., Iowa City, IA 52242

Contact: Whitney Bell, Sr HR Specialist ( or 319-467-0172)

Salary: $60,649 to commensurate

The Employee Assistance Program (UI EAP) within University Human Resources is now accepting applications for the role of Director, UI Employee Assistance Program.

*All applications must be submitted via the University of Iowa jobs website by visiting (search requisition 21001946; or visit the following link to apply:

This role will serve as administrator/manager of the University’s Employee Assistance Program providing behavioral health expertise for campus initiatives; leadership, clinical oversight and supervisions for clinic operations; provision of direct clinical care; outcome measurement of behavioral health services; and leadership and collaboration in integrated heath programming as it relates to behavioral health. In addition, the Director, UI EAP will maintain knowledge and understanding of effective models for provision of care within university settings; prevention, clinical behavioral health care and delivery to tailor services that demonstrate effective, confidential and cost-effective outcomes related to behavioral health and substance abuse.

Required Qualifications 

• Master’s degree and licensure in a relevant counseling field, e.g. Social Work (LISW), or Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT). 

• Considerable direct clinical behavioral health care provision is required, typically demonstrated by 3-5 years of experience. 

• Considerable administrative, supervisory, and programming experience is required, typically demonstrated by 3-5 years of experience. 

• Reasonable experience in public speaking, technical writing, and/or teaching is required, typically demonstrated by 1-3 years of experience. 

• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of staff at all levels of the organization. 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Proficient in commonly used office support software including Microsoft Office products. 

Desired Qualifications

• Reasonable experience in human resources and behavioral health consultation and critical incident support and debrief is desired, typically demonstrated by 1-3 years of experience. 

• Training and experience in group assessment, development and treatment. 

• Certification as a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. 

Equal opportunity/Affirmative action employer 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 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.



Youth Shelter Family Counselor

Are you passionate about impacting the lives of at-risk youth? Do you want a position that allows you to make a difference? A full-time family counselor is needed to provide a trauma-informed, supportive environment for youth ages 11-17 and their families at the Foundation 2 Youth Shelter.

Description: We are excited to offer the opportunity to work for Foundation 2 Youth Shelter, a 17-bed facility that provides a safe environment for young people ages 11-17 in crisis. In this position, you provide individual and/or family counseling services, support at-risk youth during a transitional period, and maintain required documentation for client files. As Family Counselor, you will occasionally provide community education and participate in speaking engagements. This position requires some evening and weekend hours and participates in an on-call rotation. The Family Counselor position pays $13.10-$19.35 based on how you choose to allocate benefit dollars. There are 2 pay periods per year (out of 26) where you receive no benefit dollars and your salary would be the base rate of $13.10/hour. Overtime is calculated on the base rate only. Generous PTO package provides 4 weeks of paid leave in the first year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in human service field and 4 years of full-time experience working with youth/families in at-risk situations, or a Master's degree in human service field and 2 years of full-time experience working with youth in at-risk situations.
  • Preference given to applicant that has at least one year of experience providing on-going appointment counseling with youth and/or families.
  • The applicant must possess a valid driver's license, be insurable by the Foundation 2’s insurance company, and pass all background checks completed by Foundation 2. Computer experience required.

About our organization: Foundation 2 Crisis Services’ mission is “to be a trusted support when life gets tough. All people. Any time. Every time.” We’ve been in existence for 50 years providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Our services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis chat and text, family counseling, support groups, mobile crisis outreach, an emergency youth shelter, and independent living support for youth. Learn more at

Visit our website at, under About, Job Openings to submit your resume and cover letter.

Foundation 2 is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, veteran, or disability status.


Fort Madison

Social Worker, MSW, Geriatric Behavioral Health

Department:               Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit

Hours:                          Full time

Looking for a master’s-prepared Social Worker with a current Iowa license to join our new Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit. Must have the ability to work closely with internal employees, patient families and external agencies. A successful candidate will have excellent communication skills.

Salary:  Starting $23.05 with increase dependent on experience

Sign-on bonus available. (Some exclusions apply.)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Katie Wells, HR Generalist
Michele Neally, HR Generalist

Website:                       FMCH Openings  (Apply Directly)



Director of Clinical Services (DOCS)

Position Purpose, Authority and Accountability:

The Director of Clinical Services (DOCS) will plan, organize, direct and coordinate clinical services of the organization to assure effective operations in accordance with the agency philosophy, mission, goals, policies, standards and practices.

Education/Training/Experience/Licenser/Certification Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences, Human Services, Social Work or Psychology
  • Current LISW, LMFT or LMHC with at least 3-5 years of clinical and supervision experience and able to provide counseling and mental health services.
  • Training in psychosocial functioning, assessment skills and intervention strategies, mobilization of individual and/or family strengths, and the role of the social, economic, and environmental factors in the development and resolution of personal and family needs.

Essential Job Functions

Individual Supervision

  • Supervise the clinical staff, evaluates employee performance, and makes recommendations for employment actions to the CEO.
  • Directs the daily operations of clinical staff and schedules meetings, services, and oversees coverage of clinical staff.
  • Coordinates training and development to promote continued personal and professional growth.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Assists therapists in administering mental health assessments and make appropriate treatment recommendations.
  • Supervises the development and updates of treatment plans.
  • Provides trainings related to mental health diagnosis and possible interventions.
  • Provides individual, group and family therapy as needed.

Service Supervision

  • Responsible for the provision of ongoing service evaluation and monitoring day to day operations
  • Responsible for quality assurance in the clinical team’s service delivery including clinical care and documentation.
  • Recommends changes to improve service delivery and implements changes and new programming.
  • Ensures continuity of care in the provision of comprehensive services and for coordinating communication with other departments.
  • Provides field instruction for students in their respective professional discipline as opportunities permit.
  • Responsible for managing conflict, complaints for clients in clinical services.
  • Communicates with referral sources about client progress.

Community Relations

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with other agencies, professional organizations, and community organizations to create positive public relations and to keep current with the needs in the community for clinical services.
  • Establishes and maintains referral sources and implements marketing activities in order to grow the Therapy department.

Fiscal Management

  • Implement and manage clinical budget to adhere to regulations of funding sources.
  • Oversees compliance activities related to Clinical services.
  • Responsible for ongoing exploration of alternative funding sources.

Salary range is $60,000 - 65,000

To apply:

Questions: Reham Alabsi, BA
(515) 259-8114 - Direct
(515) 259-8110 (Main)
(855) 289-4781 (Toll Free)


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Looking for the right place to help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues because of an intellectual disability diagnosis, look no further. Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) is a strategic community partner in preparing and supporting individuals to live in the community of their choosing by working with the community to explore all reasonable and appropriate options before a person comes to live on the campus.

To this end, GRC is looking to add a Social Worker II to their multidisciplinary team of Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals (QIDPs).

The Social Worker II will function as the primary liaison with individuals in care, families/guardians, community providers, case managers, Dept of Human Services, staff from MCOs, internal teams and others invested in outcomes for the individuals supported at GRC.

The incumbent must have the ability to support individuals and their families/guardians as they are provided services at and transitioned from GRC to include:

  • Building positive relationships amongst individuals, team members, families/guardians, case managers & other stake holders
  • Compose professional reports that are strength-based and person centered
  • Facilitate an ongoing culture of focus on transition to least restrictive settings
  • Advocate on behalf of individuals in care and their families/guardians consistently throughout the work done on their care

Further, expectations include:

  • Serve as a member of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Team and actively represent individual’s preferences
  • Facilitate calls, visits, letters for individuals to enhance relationships with those involved in their lives
  • Support successful transitions to the community & assist with identifying barriers to community based living for individuals in case load
  • Assist with obtaining and maintaining eligibility and funding with programs for individuals served

At GRC, we strive to provide holistic treatment utilizing the multidisciplinary model in an integrated approach to service provision. A person-centered approach is our goal in assisting each individual.

As an employee of the GRC you are a State of Iowa employee and eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following and more.

  • Insurance – Health, Dental, Life, Vision and Long Term Disability
  • IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)
  • Deferred Compensation with matching contributions from the State
  • Leave – Sick, Vacation, Family and Military Leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Training – over 150 training courses available

To learn more about benefits or apply for the position, please visit:



Director of Family Support Services

Seasons is a comprehensive Behavioral Health Center offering broad range of psychiatric and behavioral health services to communities in Northwest Iowa. As the largest behavioral health provider in Northwest Iowa, we are committed to providing Innovative, Impactful, and Influencing services to the communities we serve. Be part of that difference – join our team today!

We are currently seeking a full-time Director of Family Support Center Services in our Sioux Center, IA location.

The Director of Family Support Center Services will:

  • Obtain certification in evidence-based programs and practices (EBPs) to support program development and ensuring program services are evidence-based, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive
  • Ensure program services, staff qualifications, and physical facilities meet licensing and credentialing requirements
  • Provide training and technical assistance to current program services regarding special target populations, such as foster/adoptive youth and infant and early childhood mental health
  • Maintain a caseload of clients, providing mental health assessments, diagnosis and treatment to children experiencing mental, emotional, or behavioral health challenges
  • Maintain data collection, tracking, and project monitoring as required by specific funding sources
  • Collect data, testimonials, and research for use with current and potential funders and local/regional/State/Federal agencies to advocate for new and ongoing funding to grow and sustain program services


  • Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling, or a related field is required
  • Must have an active Iowa license OR be eligible to acquire one (LMHC, LMSW, LISW or LMFT preferred)
  • Must have strong clinical skills and experience providing treatment to children and families
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Some travel is required for this position, so a valid driver’s license is required
  • Experience working with clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses is preferred
  • Experience working with foster and adoptive families and/or Child Welfare is preferred
  • Experience working with clients with Substance Use Disorders is preferred
  • Experience administering assessments and completing data collection is preferred

This is a full-time position based out of our Sioux Center, IA location. For more information, please visit us as or contact our human resources department at 800-242-5101.

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Benefits available to all eligible employees are available at the bottom of the careers tab at



Family Case Coordinator

Seasons is a comprehensive Behavioral Health Center offering a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral health services to communities in Northwest Iowa. We are excited to be participating in a large Federal Regional Partnership Grant, allowing our staff to receive specialized training related to children and trauma in order to provide increased trauma-informed services both in-home and in-office to children and families in Northwest Iowa. As the largest behavioral health provider in the area, we are committed to providing Innovative, Impactful, and Influential services to the communities we serve. Help us make a difference – join our team today!

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health is currently seeking a full-time Family Case Coordinator in our Spencer, IA location.

The Family Case Coordinator will:

  • Provide intensive family case management services in their designated service area
  • Facilitate activities to recruit, engage, and retain clients and families in services
  • Create a safe and welcoming environment for current and potential clients
  • Administer and score enrollment screenings and assessments under the supervision of a licensed Psychologist
  • Provide services in client’s homes, community locations, or in one of Seasons’ multiple locations
  • Build positive relationships and community partnerships to promote program services to ensure enrollment goals are met and/or exceeded
  • Provide resource navigation and skill building services, such as Parents and Children Together (PACT), Parenting Wisely, or Seeking Safety, to families enrolled in RPG services


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field is required
  • At least 1 year of experience administering assessments and testing is preferred

For more information, please visit us as or contact our human resources department at 800-242-5101.

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Benefits available to all eligible employees are available at the bottom of the careers tab at

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