Behavioral Health Therapist

Behavioral Health Therapist

The Behavioral Health Therapist will be responsible for providing clinical services either in person or via telehealth to a wide range of individuals struggling with mental health, substance abuse and behavioral issues, both in the Trivium Life Services program and the community.

Essential Duties
This position includes, but is not limited to, the following essential functions:

  • Contributes to Trivium Life Services mission, vision, and values by way of work product and professional behavior with both internal and external consumers
  • Adheres to the requirements and regulations as set forth by the Iowa Department of State Health Services and Iowa State Board of Examiners based on clinical licensure
  • Maintains professional licensure as a mental health provider in good standing based on licensing requirements
  • Maintains all training requirements for licensure and for Trivium
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements and Behavioral Health Policies and Procedures
  • Attends staff/agency meetings and trainings as required
  • Adheres to all current federal & state laws, as well as Trivium's Policies and Procedures, including the safeguarding of confidential healthcare information and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  •  Maintains all client documentation in the electronic record
  •  Establishes relationships and communicates with clients, family members, and staff
  • Assists the Behavioral Health Director with program implementation  
  • Makes recommendations for program improvements
  • Assists the Behavioral Health Director and other professionals in short and long-term planning for the Behavioral Health program
  • Reports to the Behavioral Health Director (or other administrative team members) as necessary regarding support services, personnel issues, fiscal considerations, etc.
  • Completes initial diagnostic assessments on all clients assigned to determine treatment needs, as well as conducts ongoing assessments to determine when clinical goals have been achieved and service delivery is no longer indicated
  • Develops initial treatment plans and updates treatment plans to include clinical interventions/objectives/goals that are observable and measurable
  • Provides in-person or telehealth therapy sessions to individuals, family, or groups as clinically indicated
  • Provides support and crisis management services as needed or as requested by supervisor
  • Completes other duties as directed by the Director

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong clinical skills and knowledge of the treatment issues concerning children, adolescents, adults, and families
  • Ability to support the agency's culture, growth, and success through communication, accountability, and positivity
  • Ability to be clear headed and decisive based on the scope of the position
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively both individually and as part of a professional team
  • Ability to appropriately accept feedback through the supervision process - thus displaying the willingness to learn, grow, and improve
  • Competent in using Microsoft Word, Excel, the Internet, and other software applications
  • Effective oral/written communication and organizational skills

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.


  •  Prefer a Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Business, Healthcare, or related field but will consider a Bachelors in a social service field with current CADC certification or other certification that would allow them to provide Substance Use Disorder and/or Mental Health services in the State of Iowa.
  •  Iowa licensed or certified behavioral health professional, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, social  worker, psychiatric nurse, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor or CADC
  •  Experience in providing individual, group and Family therapy.  Prefer 2 years' experience with some management experience.
  •  Valid Chauffeur's license and a driving record that is acceptable to Trivium's auto insurance company.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of the position