Youth Emergency Services & Shelter YESS - Mental Health Therapist - Full Time in Des Moines, Iowa

Title: Mental Health TherapistReports To: Clinical Services DirectorCLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Production Based Pay


  • Ability to work flexible hours

  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive and collaborative relationships with clients, families, colleagues and others in the human services field

  • Clinical/counseling experience working with children and/or families

  • Licensed to practice in Iowa

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • CADC and/or appropriate licensure to provide substance abuse services, optional

Duties Specific To The Position:

  • Provide evidence-based therapy services to youth and/or families on an outpatient basis

  • Conduct intake, LPHA, mental health, and substance abuse assessments (as appropriate per licensure/credentials) and make appropriate referrals

  • Conduct individual and/or group counseling services for youth within the shelter if appropriate

  • Maintain complete and up-to-date files for all clients

  • Attend team meetings, clinical consultations, supervision, and other appropriate meetings as assigned

  • Meet billable expectations

  • Clinical on call as assigned

  • All other duties as assigned

MISSION: Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) meets the critical needs of the community by providing a continuum of quality programs designed to keep children safe and families together.


*The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*The work environment requires an ability to sit or stand for extended periods. Work involves walking and running, talking and hearing to exchange information, and using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

*The work environment requires the employee be capable of pushing, pulling or lifting and/or carrying up to 25 pounds.

*The work requires an ability to perform techniques of Safe Crisis Management as needed and appropriate

*Noise level in work environment is generally low to moderate.

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter reserves the right to modify, interpret or apply this job description as needed to meet the needs of the agency, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains at-will. These job requirements are subject to change to reasonable accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.Key words: social work, human services, social services, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, human relations, juvenile, teens, adolescent, child, children, family, families, family services