Behavioral Health Therapist
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
This position reports directly to the
Behavioral Health Director for clinical services rendered and to the Market
Director for services rendered with staff.
- 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
- Delivers Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder
- 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
- Participates in all safety, security and privacy
programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the
- 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
- Creative, energetic, innovative
- Passionate about Substance use disorder/mental and
- Knowledge and experience facilitating individual, group,
and family counseling services.
- Ability to work independently, with self-starter
- Knowledge and ability to develop and implement new
curriculums and programing.
- Ability to create relationships with community
- Knowledge of psychosocial services for substance use/behavioral
- Strong knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines,
and professional standards.
- Strong communication skills across various medical and
- 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
- 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
- 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
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 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
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.