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Lutheran Services in Iowa LPHA Therapist - Residential in Ames, Iowa

LPHA Therapist - Residential - Ames, IA

LPHA Therapist - Residential

  • Residential Treatment / PMIC

  • Ames, IA, USA

  • Salary

  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package

"Society may have given up on these kids, and that's where we need to come in. We need to help, and that's what I'm here for." AJ, a Youth Associate at Beloit

"I want to make a positive impact in our kids' lives. That's why I like being here. I'm able to make a difference." Katy, a Youth Specialist at Beloit

If you have a passion for empowering some of Iowa's most vulnerable kids, Lutheran Services in Iowa is looking for you. LSI's Beloit Residential Treatment Center in Ames is looking for a full-time Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA). Many of the children we serve have experienced trauma or adverse experiences. It's our job and our privilege to empower them toward success.


You can bring hope and healing to children on campus and their families by providing therapy and counseling assessments. This role is responsible for:

  • Responding to referrals through the provision of comprehensive assessment, with diagnosis that meets diagnostic criteria established in the DSM

  • Developing a treatment plan to fully address a child's behavioral health care needs and create a positive change

  • Manage case plan oversight and re-evaluation as necessary to support the needs of the child based on their assigned caseload

  • As needed, provide clinical supervision for Residential or community-based Behavioral Health Intervention Services workers

Salary and Benefits

On top of being a family of caring teammates, LSI also offers a competitive salary and benefit package, including a 401(k), paid time off, and health, dental, life, and vision insurance.


A qualified applicant will have a Master's degree in Social Work. Applicants must be licensed in the state of Iowa. Acceptable levels of licensure include:

  • Full or temporary LMSW

  • Provisional LMHC

  • Temporary LMFT

This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record, and the ability to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and the criminal history check.

Are you ready for the most challenging and rewarding adventure of your life? Join our LSI team today!

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