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Mental Health Therapist, Dubuque County, IA

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Dubuque, IA
  • Date Posted: 2/22/2021

Job Description:

Mental Health Therapist

This position will serve Dubuque County, Iowa and the surrounding areas.

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 Council on Accreditation
  • Employ approximately 230 employees
  • Serve approximately 3,000 individuals through our various programs in forty-four counties within the State
  • Our employees assist entire families with the daily stressors enabling them to balance a family, work and school

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate professionalism as an agency representative when partnering with members of the client’s team
  • Demonstrates a sensitivity to service populations’ cultural and SES characteristics and communicate respectively and effectively with these different situations
  • Practice from a trauma informed, holistic perspective and assess for client strengths and resiliency
  • Assess risk and safety and work with the client and/or their team to minimize these risks
  • Identify environmental factors that impact families and link them to community resources
  • Empower, engage, and build relationships with clients and/or families
  • Be able to intervene effectively in stressful and crisis situations
  • Provides individual, group and/or family therapy
  • Develops an annual comprehensive psychosocial assessment
  • Provides crisis intervention consultation when applicable
  • Participates in monthly individual, group and clinical supervisions
  • Attend Regional Meetings as required
  • Participates in the peer-review process with Clinical Director or other therapists
  • Documents in the medical record according to requirements of regulatory agencies
  • Submits documentation timely
  • Adheres to all expectations outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Perform other duties as assigned


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