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Youth Interventionist/Mental Health Professional

Sioux City, IA, USA

Job Type

.75 FTE with the ability to move to full-time


In the schools, community and office

Position Summary

With the supervision of the Sky Ranch Behavioral Services Executive Director, the Youth Interventionist/ Mental Health Professional will provide in the office, home-based, and community-based individual, group, and/or family mental health therapy connected to youth and families in early diversion services or youth, adults, and/or families referred for outpatient mental health individual, group, or family therapy. This individual will maintain the ability to work Monday through Friday in the office and/or community within the hours of 8am to 5pm with the ability to work up to two evenings per week until 7pm to meet the needs of youth and families. This position will maintain a 60% or greater direct contact services in delivery of face-to-face interventions with clients. This is an in the office and community position. This is a .75 FTE position with the ability to move to full-time based on consistent productivity and the expansion of referrals for outpatient mental health services.

About the Role

  • Deliver evidence-based diversion interventions focused on culturally affirming substance use and mental health practices according to SHIELD diversion interventions 

  • Conduct youth diversion screening and individual planning 

  • Ensure all documentation and reporting as requested in support of performance measurement and service delivery 

  • Provide telephonic, virtual, in person, home, and community-based screening related to mental health and substance use for youth and caregivers 

  • Ensure a minimum of 60 percent of time is delivering direct services to youth and families 

  • Deliver individual, family, and group evidence-based substance use, mental health, and COD intervention services in a culturally affirming manner to youth and/or families 

  • Provide crisis intervention, referral and service coordination to support youth, families, and providers • Works in collaboration with caregivers and multidisciplinary team 

  • Completes training on all evidence-based practices, safety, intervention, confidentiality, mandated reporting etc. 

  • Ensure Code of Ethics, confidentiality, mandated reporting, release of information, and overall ethical, legal, and best practices for delivery of mental health services 

  • Educate caregivers on youth mental health and substance use disorder issues 

  • Completes data collection, data entry and required reports and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with program timelines and standards 

  • Practices within professional areas of expertise and scope of practice. Practices under the supervision of an independently licensed professional (if required) 

  • Works with the client and parent/caregiver as needed to obtain the desired social and emotional wellbeing and recovery through management of the issues that are caused by trauma 

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Education Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Art Therapy and/or a related field (Required)

Experience/Qualification Requirements

  • Valid Iowa Mental Health Professional Independent License (LISW, LMHC) OR Intermediate temporary Iowa License such as LMSW or tLMHC with willingness to practice with supervision of independently licensed professional (Required)

  • Demonstrated skills and abilities in providing mental health and behavioral healthcare to children, adolescents, and families (Desired)

  • Experience working with at risk youth

  • Experience in working with families

  • Good written and verbal skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • Self-motivated to take responsibility for success of SRBS

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities with limited supervision and/or structured guidance

  • Ability to build collaboration

  • Ability to motive youth and families to succeed

  • Computer skills

  • Good advocacy skills

  • Ability to form relationships and build partnerships

  • Ability to travel through the service area (Sioux City, Iowa and surrounding Iowa counties) as necessary, must have a clean driving record

  • Dedication to success for youth and families

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