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Mental Health Therapist, Fort Dodge

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Fort Dodge, IA
  • Date Posted: 5/5/2021

Job Description:

This position will serve the city of Fort Dodge in Webster County and surrounding areas in Iowa; travel is expected

 Benefits

Families First offers Top Pay and Great Benefits!  Our employees have the potential to earn $40,000-70,000 annually.  Benefits include health, dental, vision; a flexible spending program; 401K; paid vacation, CEUs; supervision towards advanced licensure; and additional voluntary payroll deductions through AFLAC and Legal Shield. The agency encourages and supports personal and professional growth through agency sponsored training, conferences, workshops and other staff development activities.

 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

 Education/Training/Work Experience

A Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling from an accredited college/university; and

Required licenses, registrations and certifications:  A valid Iowa License for LMSW, LMFT, LMHC, LISW or a temporary license and under Board approved supervision for LMFT-T or LMHC-T.   Must complete Continuing Education Requirements dictated by IAC including 3 hours of CEUs in Ethics every two years. 

Possession of a valid Driver’s license within the state of residence.


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