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  • Residential Therapist - $5000 Sign-on bonus

    Posted: 11/09/2021

    $5000 sign-on bonus!  Additional stay bonus available over 5 years.

    Provide trauma informed therapeutic services to children ages 8-18 and their caregivers in residential care.


    • Culture: Promote the organization’s culture within the Psychiatric Residential Treatment program.
    • Service Delivery: Provide individual, family and group therapy for youth residing in residential treatment. 
    • Communication: Display and role model excellent communication skills.
    • Leadership: Act as a resource to give input to other professionals about the best course of action in difficult client situations. 
    • Record Keeping: Complete and/or update the initial assessment, treatment plan, progress notes, quarterly reports, monthly reports, discharge summary per the program standards. Maintain accurate, written clinical records of services provided per established agency/COA standards.
    • Professionalism: Is Mission Driven and committed to the vision of the Organization. Demonstrates aptitude and commitment in continuous learning and excelling in one’s job.  Champions development and growth for self and others. Strives to implement “best practices” within the Organization. 
    • Networking: Builds contacts that facilitate appropriate referrals to other or additional services.


    • Other duties as directed by the supervisor.
    • Completes training necessary to perform position consistent with program and agency staff development plans.


    • Knowledge of the stages of growth and development.
    • Master’s Degree in Social Work or other related Mental Health or Human Services.
    • Currently licensed or ability to gain license in Iowa and/or Nebraska to facilitate individual and family therapy.  (Prefer licensed) 
    • Experience or knowledge of working with trauma and attachment difficulties is required.
    • The ideal candidate will be trained and certified or certified ready in at least one of the following Evidenced Based Treatment Models: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), or Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). 
    •  Must be able to demonstrate overall knowledge of families and youth, the child welfare system, family dynamics and the change process.  Knowledge of counseling/therapy models and techniques, including the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy is essential.
    • Demonstrates ability to express concepts and ideas orally and in writing.
    • Possess a desire to grow, learn and change, and to serve as a role model for children in care, families, and other team members.
    • Demonstrates ability and willingness to travel and to utilize flexible scheduling is required.
    • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills, strong listening skills, and the ability to establish relationships with a wide range of individuals.
    • Demonstrates ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
    • Demonstrates ability to interact with clients and children with sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics in the service population.

    Position Type: Full-time