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Clinical Social Worker III



The Clinical Social Worker III can effectively assume the role of a generalist and performs individual and family assessments on both an inpatient and outpatient basis and throughout the continuum of care.  The CSW III conducts individual, family and group counseling and regularly assists with or assumes responsibility for discharge planning.  The CSW III provides consultation and education programming to Mercy Medical Center staff and to the community.



A.     Education:

1.     A Masters Degree in Social Work from a CSWE training program.

2.     Must complete Mandt training and maintain certification.

3.     Must obtain and maintain certification in BLS.


B.     Experience: 

      1.   Previous demonstrated competence in assessment and counseling.

      2.   Must be licensed as an Independent Social Worker in Iowa
3.   Must have demonstrated training or competence in working with patients of all age ranges and a wide range of pathologies.

      4.   Competence, demonstrated in training and experience, in specialized areas of behavioral health care, such as adolescent treatment, chronic mental illness, gender specific issues, borderline personality disorder, employee assist, et, is preferred.


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Mental Health Clinical Director


The basic tasks are to develop and supervise the agency mental health programs in accordance with agency policy and procedures and accreditation standards. The employee in this position will be an enthusiastic, detail-oriented team and individual contributor with a passion for learning who is able to excel with minimal supervision.  In addition to possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills, the employee should have excellent listening comprehension, including the ability to understand complex written and verbal instruction.  Because of the nature of the information with which the employee will be working, this position does require a high degree of confidentiality.  This employee will work directly under the Executive Director.  Clearly understanding the agency mission, goals, and direction as set by the Board of Directors is essential.  Developing a clear understanding of the agency philosophy and the directions of the Executive Director and supporting his/her direction is required.  The employee must function well in a sometimes intense environment where critical management decisions are made on an on-going basis and be able to interact in this intense environment in a courteous and professional manner with tact and poise.  The employee will need to perform a variety of important, sometimes urgent, confidential and complex tasks with constantly changing priorities. Other duties may be assigned.  The employer reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions. 


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the mental health operation and functioning of CFR in accordance with Chapter 24 Accreditation/CARF Accreditation and other contracts.
  • Responsible for crisis calls, evaluations, treatment planning, and referrals on all mental health services clients and family members engaging the services of CFR (with the assistance of other staff).
  • Responsible directly or by designation for seeing that appropriate records, including medical and others, are kept in accordance with outlined procedures.
  • Responsible directly or by designation for preservation of treatment materials, such as books, audio-visual equipment, films, tapes, etc.
  • Responsible directly or by designation for mental health staff training and development. Will work with staff on individual training plan.
  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluations for supervised staff. 
  • Assist the program in developing policies and procedures relating to the assessment, treatment, levels of care determination for clients, and assist and advise clinical staff in total client care management.
  • Responsible for participation in the Quality Improvement Program Plan as outlined in the Plan and as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
  • Participates in budget development and management.
  • Maintains all contract compliance.
  • Develops and coordinates educational and/or rehabilitative programs for identified special target populations.
  • Ensures that Special Programming is consistent with overall agency program objectives and with licensure standards and assists the Executive Director in the evaluation of specialized programs.
  • Conducts utilization reviews, quality assurance reviews, program reviews and revisions.
  • Attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings, Quality Improvement meetings, meetings of the Board of Directors and appropriate committees as necessary.
  • Assists the Executive Director in grant related activities.
  • Is responsible for assisting with clinical and medical budget development and monitoring.
  • Assist with development, implementation, and review of policies and procedures.


  • Develops and monitors client services and reviews agency client case records for compliance with accreditation/CARF standards. Monitors agency therapeutic services for appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Supervises and supports mental health clinical staff and practicum students and provides training to new therapists and practicum students.
  • Reviews, directly or by designee, files of clients recommended for agency services for appropriateness of recommendations and signs off on files.


Qualified candidates should send a resume with cover letter to:, fax to (515)955-7652, or download an application from our website at


CFR is a nicotine free employer.






Mental Health Therapist – Ames, IA 


At Community & Family Resources (CFR), our staff has the opportunity to provide support at many different levels with youth as well as adults.  Our teams at CFR consist of highly qualified and motivated staff that has a passion for working with people and specifically assisting those who have or have had a struggle with substance use and the disease of addiction.  Many of the people we serve have also struggled with poor decision making, legal issues, homelessness, mental health disorders, health issues, financial issues, and family issues leaving them with minimal support.  Our team at CFR works together to provide support and instill hope for the people we work with.  We provide education regarding alternatives that are available and the hope of achieving a healthy and happy lifestyle.


CFR is currently seeking a Mental Health Therapist for the Ames Outpatient office.  This position is Monday through Friday days with the exception of one later evening.  The general duties of this position include clinical assessments and providing diagnosis, treatment and referrals when indicated.  This person will carry a treatment caseload, using psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups as appropriate.  This position also schedules and provides emergency services, clinical documentation, insurance authorizations, and education to communities, and consulting services.


The person in this position must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a PhD or Master's degree in the social or behavioral sciences and must have current Iowa licensure as a Psychologist, Independent Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist.  This may include a temporary license.  It is important that this person be organized, detail oriented, have great communication skills, and be able to work well independently.


CFR offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, IPERS, paid training, holidays, tuition assistance, and generous paid time off.


Qualified candidates should send a resume with cover letter to:, fax to (515)955-7652, or download an application from our website at


CFR is a nicotine free employer.








The Simpson College office of Student Development invites applications for a part-time counselor to work 16-24 hours per week during the academic year. This part-time position will provide initial assessments; individual counseling; crisis intervention; off-campus referrals; and emergency intervention services to students. This individual will also be expected to develop and assist with outreach and preventative services to the campus. This is a 9-month, part-time position.   


Qualifications: At minimum, Master's degree in social work or counseling required; experience in a college counseling center preferred, must have or be eligible for Iowa licensure within one year. The successful candidate must possess a strong commitment to the development and welfare of students and must have the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other members of the campus community.  The applicant must also possess a positive attitude and a collegial working style, with an ability to work independently while also contributing positively to a team-oriented environment.


Send letter of application, resume, and the name and contact information of three references to: Director of Human Resources, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, IA 50125, or by e-mail (in Word format) to: . Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Expected start date on or around September 1. 


It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities and individuals who are bilingual (Spanish) to apply.   The entire Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at:















Mental Health Therapist
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