Behavioral Health Therapist

Position Description

Behavioral Health Therapist

Position Summary

As a Behavioral Health Therapist, you will be utilizing telehealth services, in person sessions and work closely with the staff.  The behavioral health therapist will participate in staffing's, reviewing applications, providing direct therapy services to current clients and community members, and helping create and implement staff trainings.  You will be responsible for documentation as dictated by payor sources and ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.  You will also help in developing collaborative relationships with community partners and implementing innovative ideas to create better outcomes.   

This position reports directly to the Behavioral Health Director for clinical services rendered and to the Market Director for services rendered with staff.   

 Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide Individual, group and family therapy to current clients and community members.
  • Consults with the intake team to determine appropriate admissions to the program.
  • Working with families of current clients and community members.
  • Delivers Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder programing.
  • Ensure the documentation and operations are in compliance with federal, state and agency laws and regulations as guided by professional standards.
  • Helps develop programing through innovative ideas.
  • Assists with developing staff trainings.
  • Provides staff trainings around Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral issues.
  • Maintain licensure in the State of Iowa.
  • Collaborating with community partners to help develop and grow programs.
  • Leads interdisciplinary staffing's for current clients at Crossroads of Western Iowa.
  • indicators in all assigned areas of responsibility and projects.
  • Participates in all safety, security and privacy programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the system.
  • Works with Directors and Support Service departments in coordination of care through quality improvement.  
  • Supports research and assures evidence-based practices in the delivery of operations and services in assigned areas of responsibility and on various projects, as well as strategic planning.

Indirect responsibilities and /or consultative responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as appropriate to carry out objectives supporting behavioral health and substance abuse services.  Incumbent works closely with service lines by providing consultation services and coordination to achieve system objectives.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Substance use disorder, mental health and behavioral health. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge and ability to follow HIPPA and CFR 42 Part 2.
  • Creative, energetic, innovative
  • Passionate about Substance use disorder/mental and behavioral Services.
  • Knowledge and experience facilitating individual, group, and family counseling services.
  • Ability to work independently, with self-starter skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to develop and implement new curriculums and programing.
  • Ability to create relationships with community partners.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial services for substance use/behavioral health clients.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and professional standards.
  • Strong communication skills across various medical and clinical disciplines.
  • Ability to instruct, and train in designated areas to support Principles of Recovery/Mental Health.
  • Strong change management skills.
  • Must demonstrate personal traits of a high level of motivation.
  • Must possess team orientation, professionalism and trust, and the ability to place a high value on treating others with courtesy, dignity, and respect.

Licenses, Certificates, and other Requirements:

  • Current unrestricted license in the State of Iowa Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family therapy, Psychology. 
  • Valid driver's license
  • Reliable personal transportation 
  • Service critical position during adverse weather
  • Proof of personal automobile liability insurance
  • Must pass CWI's established background checks, including screening for alcohol and drugs
  • Salaried position; 40-hour work week minimum, on-call

Physical Demands

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Behavioral Health Therapist's  job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Behavioral Health Director.

While performing the responsibilities of the Behavioral Health Therapist's job, the employee is required to talk and hear and be fluent in the English language. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Working Conditions

Working conditions are normal for an office and telehealth environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work and the ability to remain on-call and available to provide staff support in event of emergencies.

The employee must be able to travel between locations in Iowa, and occasionally attend seminars which may require overnight stay.

Requirements/Qualifications

This position requires the following minimum qualifications to be met:

  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Business, Healthcare, or related field is required.
  • Iowa licensed behavioral health professional, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, psychiatric nurse, marriage and family therapist, or mental health counselor.
  • Experience in providing individual, group and Family therapy.  Prefer 2 years' experience with some management experience.