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Residential Therapist - Ames

Company: YSS
Location: Ames
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

YSS is seeking a dedicated, compassionate Residential Therapist to join our team and we want you to apply for this rewarding position.As part of the Residential Team, you will assist clients in strengthening the skills needed to transition back into their home and community. You'll also provide individual, family, and group therapy helping to alleviate identified substance use, mental health and behavioral problems. Other responsibilities include:Developing therapeutic client relationships and conducting comprehensive client assessments to understand clients' mental health needs, history, and current challenge.Reviewing assessment outcomes and identifying client needs for treatment.Formulating accurate diagnoses based on clinical evaluations.Collaborating with clients and colleagues to develop tailored, comprehensive treatment plans, including realistic and achievable goals for clients' mental health improvement.Advocating for and securing other services and resources and making appropriate referrals as needed for clients.Providing individual and family therapy sessions to clients using evidence-based therapeutic techniques.Facilitating group therapy sessions to address common themes, promote peer support, and encourage interpersonal growth.Monitoring progress of provided services and adjusting treatment plans, as needed.Maintaining ongoing frequent contact with others associated with the client, as appropriate, be they YSS staff, family members, outside agencies, etc.Meeting agency established expectations for an average of client services per week/month.Responding effectively to crisis situations, providing support and interventions, as needed, and collaborating with emergency services and other relevant resources.Promptly and accurately submitting and maintaining all documentation in compliance with YSS policy, state/federal regulations, accrediting organization requirements. This includes client assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries, as well as forms, reports, research, data, etc., whether electronic or hard copy.Engaging in continuing education and professional development to stay informed about the latest research, therapeutic modalities, mental health trends, and evidence based practices.Complying with quality assurance, follows YSS policies and procedures, maintains ethics and expectations of the therapist's license and of YSS.Maintaining licensure to practice in the state of Iowa. .Please note that this description is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities required for this position. Duties may change at any time, with or without notice.What we offer We take care of you, so you can take care of others. YSS benefits include:A team of bright, collaborative, dependable, and fun colleaguesAn exciting, welcoming workplaceA clear, mission-driven purpose to create hope and opportunity by putting kids firstComprehensive administrative support.Employee recognition programRetirement offeringsOpportunities for developmentPrograms focused on your personal wellnessDiscounts on pet insurance for your furry family Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance Supplemental accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity insurance Accrued paid time off, plus paid time off for holidays, your birthday, and volunteering Employee Assistance Program Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program available for full-time staff.For more about how we support our Residential Addiction program, please visit We want to create a world where youth are valued and empowered to stand strong. To do this, we ask our staff to embrace YSS core values - Commitment, Collaboration, Compassion, Innovation, Integrity, and a "Can Do" Spirit.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSMaster's degree in social work, mental health counseling, marriage, and family therapy, or psychology.A license (LISW, LMFT, LMHC, LMSW) to practice in the State of Iowa, or a temporary license with the intent to seek independent licensure.Excellent observational, listening, verbal, and writing skills and fluency in English.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge and training in substance use disorders, adolescents, and families.Certification by the Iowa Board of Substance Abuse as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).Two years of experience performing similar or related duties.Proficient with the majority of Microsoft Office applications and basic database use.History of working with youth and families.Recovering applicants are strongly encouraged have a minimum of two years of continuous sobriety to be considered for this position.The IDEAL candidate will:Have a positive, team-based approach to treatment and working with clients.Be compassionate, patient, and empathetic, with the ability to relate to diverse populations.Have demonstrated ability to engage youth and establish rapport in creative ways.Speak a language(s) in addition to English. .About YSS One of Iowa's oldest and largest, youth-serving, nonprofit organizations, YSS's mission is to create hope and opportunity by putting kids first. Our programs impact tens of thousands of youths and families each year. We offer education to build healthy minds and bodies; counseling to overcome life's challenges; and stability to focus on the future. Our diverse leadership team brings together a wide range of specialties and expertise, all dedicated to our mission.Headquartered in Ames and located across Iowa, our sites are not cookie-cutter models-we tailor our services to fit the highest needs of each community. And we are still growing. YSS is constructing Ember, a 50-acre recovery campus in Central Iowa that will offer shelter, crisis stabilization, and residential addiction treatment for youth and young adults.Our goal is to create a continuum of care-together, with programs give youth the tools they need to succeed their entire lives. Work for YSS and you too can have a positive impact in the lives of young people.Helpful to KnowYSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We believe that our strength lies in the unique perspectives and backgrounds of our employees. We strive to create an environment where all individuals are treated with respect and have equal opportunities to succeed. Our ongoing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion are central to our mission, and we are dedicated to continuous improvement in these areas.YSS is a nicotine-free workplace.YSS's Hiring ProcessCommunication with applicants is done primarily via email from our Paycom system. Please check your messages regularly. If you don't see messages in your inbox, please check your spam/junk folder. If you have questions about your application, please email .1. Application - All applicants are required to complete an online application. The application is considered complete when all questions have been answered, all required documents (resume, waivers) have been submitted, and the application has been electronically signed.2. Assessment - As they are received, applications are reviewed for education, experience, and licensure (if required). If the required qualifications are not met, the application will likely be declined.3. Interview - Depending on the number of applications received, we may choose to do initial phone interviews. Otherwise, we will move directly to in-person or Zoom interviews.4. References - Applicants moving forward after their interview are asked to submit three references, which YSS then contacts.5. Pre-employment Screening - Applicants are required to submit background check waiver forms at the time they apply. YSS conducts a Single Contact Repository (SING) background check on all final candidates. All offers of employment at YSS are contingent upon clear results of the SING. The SING provides authorized organizations online access to Iowa Criminal History and Sex Offender Registry information held by the Department of Public Safety/Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Department of Human Services' (DHS) Central Abuse Registry for Child Abuse (CA) and Dependent Adult Abuse (DAA), as well as Professional License information. YSS also requires a clean driving record for positions that provide transport. Verification will be done through the records of the state that issued the individual's current license.6. Offer - Applicants selected for hire will receive a formal offer of employment via email with instructions of how to reply.7. New Hire Meeting - The offer email will provide details on how to set up this meeting. You must schedule and attend this meeting before you can begin working or getting paid.

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