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Licensed Therapist - Child Welfare at Four Oaks

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Mason City, Iowa

Job Description:

As a Licensed Therapist you will be responsible for providing and documenting mental health assessments including writing orders for BHIS services. This position will often work with court officers, DHS and child welfare specialists, school teachers and school district administrators, and other team members. The Therapist will act in a leadership role to guide or direct other's professional relationships and services in the appropriate clinical direction.


Clinical Assessments

  • Completes clinical assessments for consumers in an outpatient setting or in assigned schools to assess treatment needs

  • Utilizes assessment to determine therapeutic needs and writes order for BHIS services if deemed appropriate

  • Follows the standards set forth by the Agency

  • Understands and utilizes defined assessment format and content in assessing all assigned cases


  • Assesses treatment needs

  • Prepares and implements a therapeutic treatment plan with input from client, family, and referral source

  • Demonstrates proficiency in use of various treatment techniques

  • Develops and implements a therapeutic agenda for each session

  • Calmly and effectively provides crisis intervention in emergency situations

Skill Development

  • Reviews referral information to determine current level of development & skill needs

  • Prepares & implements a skill development plan based on developmental level of client

  • Provides therapeutic feedback as reinforcement for treatment goals


  • Desire to help kids succeed

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or mental Health Counseling

  • Independent licensure preferred (LISW, LMHC, LMFT)

About Four Oaks
At Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It’s more than our mission – it’s the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state’s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now.

Four Oaks offers a comprehensive benefit package, excellent wages and opportunities for growth & advancement!

Equal Opportunity Employer