Careers

Mental Health Therapist *$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

Employment Status

Full-Time or Part-Time

Deadline

Open Until Filled

Location

Ames, IA
We are YSS:

Our therapists provide individual, family, and group therapy to youth, families, and adults through a variety of therapeutic modalities in order to alleviate identified mental health, behavioral, and/or substance use problems.

What we offer:
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • Energetic, supportive team environment
  • Gain rewarding experience to support professional growth
  • Mission-driven work
  • Insurance coverage options
  • Wellness program offerings
  • Paid time off & leave programs
  • Flexible shift and hours
  • Training and development opportunities
The role:

YSS is seeking a licensed Mental Health Therapist for our expanding Outpatient Services Program in Ames, Iowa. YSS offers a competitive salary, supportive work environment, clinical supervision toward licensure, and training in evidence-based therapy models.

What you will need:
  • Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling, marriage, and family therapy, or psychology.
  • Current license to practice the profession in the state of Iowa or a temporary license with the intent to seek independent licensure in the State of Iowa.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in individual, group, and family therapy, and formal training in the field of behavioral health is required.
  • Ability to travel to schools and clinics within 25 miles of any YSS office location.
What you will do:
  • Through the assessment process, determine the client’s, need for treatment, and additional assessment, and make appropriate referrals for additional services and supports.
  • Establish an individualized and client-centered treatment plan designed to guide the therapeutic work with the client/family.
  • Provide therapeutic treatment in individual, group, and family sessions while maintaining accurate, up-to-date clinical documentation.
  • Meet agency established expectations for an average of client services provided in a week/month.
  • Advocate for and secure other services, and resources as needed for clients to address identified problem areas.
  • Provide crisis intervention for clients and families in emergency situations.
  • Submit court testimony when appropriate or required.
  • Assist Clinical Director/Designee with quality assurance and utilization review processes.
  • Provide consultation and professional support to clinical team members.
  • Provide training to other departments or within the community as needed.
  • Share “on-call” rotation periodically to support the outpatient clinic after hours and on weekends.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and training.
  • Maintain excellent working relationships within outpatient services and with other YSS programs.
  • Maintain licensure to practice in the state of Iowa.
  • Other duties as assigned.
For questions about this position, please contact Andrea Dickerson at adickerson@yss.org

All applicants are required to complete an online application. YSS hires nicotine-free staff only.
YSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.