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Behavioral Health & Intervention Services Social Worker, Clayton County, IA

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Decorah, IA
  • Date Posted: 1/18/2019

Job Description:


Partnering with Families today to help foster growth and success for tomorrow.

Behavioral Health and Intervention Social Workers

Families First is one of the leading providers of family based, in-home and in-office services in the State of Iowa.  We are accredited by the State of Iowa; employ approximately 200 employees; serve approximately 3,000 individuals through our various programs; have offices in Bettendorf, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Dubuque, Decorah, Keokuk, Marshalltown, Muscatine, Oelwein, Waterloo, Fort Dodge, and Mason City; and provide services to the counties surrounding each of these offices.  Our employees assist entire families with the daily stressors enabling them to balance a family, work and school.

Our qualified and experienced staff perform a variety of support and services, information collection and dissemination, documentation and reporting for the Family, Safety, Risk & Permanency Services; Counseling, Support & Education Services; and Behavioral Health Intervention Services for the agency. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of mental health diagnoses, symptoms, and effective treatment interventions
  • Utilizes a holistic, strengths-based approach to working with clients
  • Has the ability to execute individual treatment plans
  • Understands and employs the importance of planning for client discharge from service onset and makes referrals and recommendations accordingly
  • Ensures documentation is completed accurately and timely including the consent packet and releases of information
  • Communicates with members of the client’s team regarding progress, lack of progress and recommendations and attends team meetings as applicable
  • Maintain and document face-to-face contact in alignment with units authorized
  • Documents and provides 90-day progress reports to referring worker and the family

Education/Training/Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work/Human Services related field from an accredited college/university with twenty (20) hours Child Mental Health Training; or

A Bachelor’s Degree in a non-Human Services field with thirty (30) hours Child Mental Health Training.

Possession of a valid Driver’s license with the State of Residence.


Families First offers Top Pay and Great Benefits!  Our employees have the potential to earn $36-45,000 annually.  Benefits include health, dental, vision; a flexible spending program; 401K; and additional voluntary payroll deductions through AFLAC and Legal Shield.

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