Therapist - Immigrant and Refugee Community Services

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Social Services | Full Time | Hybrid | Des Moines

Posted: 6/24/24

Job Description

*** QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR SIGN ON BONUS OPPORTUNITIES, UP TO $20,000 IN STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS, AND FREE LICENSURE SUPERVISION!!***

LSI is currently seeking a mental health professional in Des Moines (Polk and Dallas counties) to work with a team of experienced and licensed clinical supervisors in support of our clients. We are currently accepting applications for full-time and/or part-time hours. State of Iowa fully licensed or temporary licensed mental health therapists (social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling) are encouraged to apply!

What We Do

The Immigrant & Refugee Community Services (IRCS) Family Wellness team is focused on healing the psychological and psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses, forced displacement as a result of war, torture, persecution, gender-based violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. Our team prioritizes culturally and contextually hospitable, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible psychological and psychosocial care for asylum seekers and refugees from around the world.

In this role, you will:

Be responsible for working with a diverse caseload of refugee and immigrant individuals and/or families who have survived torture and war trauma.
Conduct intakes, psychosocial assessments, and diagnosis of clients' history of trauma, acuity, strengths, and therapy needs.
Develop family-centered and culturally appropriate treatment plans and provide outpatient services to include: providing individual counseling, family counseling/training, and/or group counseling, school based services.
Work closely with IRCS and other case managers on shared cases to oversee that case management services are provided and are relevant to the treatment plan of the client.
Provide clients with referrals to services in the community, ensuring that the referral is completed and client is connected.
Manage case plan oversight and re-evaluate as necessary to build the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Integrate clinical therapeutic modalities (EMDR, DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapies, Play therapy, Somatic, ACT, etc) within a cultural and linguistically hospitable approach.



What You'll Need

A Master's in Social Work or an approved related field (LMFT, LMHC)
Must be licensed in the state of Iowa (temporary and provisionally licensed applicants are encouraged to apply!)
A valid driver's license, good driving record, and auto insurance
Must be able to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, Sex Offender registry, and a criminal history check
Demonstrate an ability to understand and complete clinical documentation guidelines
Experience working with interpreters is preferred but not required.
Strong organization and time management skills.
Strong computer skills, including electronic client care databases and MS Office software.
Demonstrated interest in issues of immigrant communities, political torture, severe war trauma, social justice and human rights issues
Fluency in Arabic, Nepali, Burmese, Spanish, French, or other language is preferred but not required.
Flexibility is necessary to meet the needs of clients. Evening and weekend hours may be required.
Agency offered billing, credentialing, marketing, administration, and janitorial support; office supplies and workspace provided
Benefits and Perks

We view each staff member as a holistic person with concerns, interests, and commitments outside of work. We are a team who cares about each other, believes in work-life balance, and provides flexible scheduling to meet your needs.

Competitive pay structure and total compensation package, including eligibility for monthly bonuses

Provide therapy and counseling assessments on a flexible schedule that works for you
Free clinical licensure supervision and opportunities for licensure reimbursement
Yearly stipend for trainings, credit hours, and development opportunities
Paid time off for personal days, sick days and holidays
Discounts for self-care support - pet insurance, gym membership, cell phone discounts (Verizon), and employee team building events
Option for in-person or tele-health sessions
Bi-annual scholarship opportunities, up to $1500 for continuing education or student loan repayment
Eligible for up to $20,000 in student loan forgiveness through Polk County program
Statewide team of therapists who pride themselves in the value of collaboration
Employer health insurance, dental, vision, 401k options, liability protection, short term disability insurance
Who We Are

LSI is an equal opportunity employer. At LSI we respect diverse life experiences, cultures and heritages, and strive to provide that all voices are heard and valued. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at https://lsiowa.org/who-we-are/

Ready to get started and join Team LSI? Apply today!



For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://lsiowa.applicantpool.com/jobs/1113816-31683.html

Deadline to Apply 7/18/24

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Benefits

Provide therapy and counseling assessments on a flexible schedule that works for you
Free clinical licensure supervision and opportunities for licensure reimbursement
Yearly stipend for trainings, credit hours, and development opportunities
Paid time off for personal days, sick days and holidays
Discounts for self-care support - pet insurance, gym membership, cell phone discounts (Verizon), and employee team building events
Option for in-person or tele-health sessions
Bi-annual scholarship opportunities, up to $1500 for continuing education or student loan repayment
Eligible for up to $20,000 in student loan forgiveness through Polk County program
Statewide team of therapists who pride themselves in the value of collaboration
Employer health insurance, dental, vision, 401k options, liability protection, short term disability insurance

Travel Required

Resume Required

Yes

Contact Person

Kayla Noelting

Deadline to Apply 7/18/24

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