Careers

Mental Health Therapist

Employment Status

Full-Time or Part-Time

Deadline

Open Until Filled

Location

Ames, IA

YSS is seeking a licensed Mental Health Therapist for our expanding Outpatient Services Program in Ames, Iowa.

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.

YSS offers a very competitive salary, a supportive work environment, and training opportunities. A full-time or part-time position is available - please indicate which you are interested in on your application.

Responsibilities:
  • Through the assessment process, determine the youth/family strengths, need for treatment, need for additional assessment, and make appropriate referrals for additional services and supports.
  •  Establish with each youth/family an individualized and client-centered treatment plan designed to guide the therapeutic work with youth/family.
  •  Provide therapeutic treatment in individual, group, and family sessions.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with coworkers, youth, families, and other entities involved in the care and treatment of the identified client.
  • Advocate for and secure other services, supports, and resources as needed for clients to address identified problem areas.
  • Participate in required activities to maintain fidelity of evidence based practice.
  • Provides crisis intervention for youth and families in emergency situations.
  • Submit court testimony when appropriate or required.
  • Assist Clinical Director/Designee with quality assurance and utilization review processes.
  •  Handle confidential paperwork with care and discretion.
  •  Provide consultation and professional support to clinical team members.
  • Provide trainings to other departments or within the community as determined necessary.
  • Share “on-call” rotation periodically to support outpatient clinic after hours and on weekends.
  • If temporarily licensed, seek independent licensure in the State of Iowa.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or psychology with current licensure to practice the profession in the state of Iowa is required.
  • Experience working with young children and families is highly preferred.  Knowledge and training in the identification and treatment of substance use disorders are also desired.
For questions about this position, please contact Andrea Dickerson at adickerson@yss.org

All applicants are required to submit a YSS application.
YSS hires nicotine-free staff only. EOE