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ChildServe School Based Mental Health Therapist-12 month-Full Time-Iowa City in Iowa City, Iowa

School Based Mental Health Therapist-12 month-Full Time-Iowa City

Behavioral Health (Mental Health, RBTs, Psychologists, BCBA) Iowa City, Iowa



We are in search of a School Based Mental Health Therapist to serve our clients out of the Iowa City area elementary schools. The ideal candidate will have experience with children and adolescents and experience or willingness to work with families of children with special health care needs. Must be a current LISW, LMHC, LMFT or Licensed Psychologist preferred and be excited and ready to hit the ground running.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment services for pediatric clients and their families.

  • Focus on family partnership and the social and emotional needs of the child to help them experience hope and build resiliency in their lives.

  • Provide complete, thorough ongoing assessment of children and families via guidelines, including psychosocial and treatment needs.

  • Develop focused treatment plans that identify specific measurable objectives or performance goals and interventions.

  • Travel between schools to provide services, as needed


  • 40 hours per week, flexible schedule during the school year.

  • 40 hours per week clinic based position during school breaks and summer.

What You’ll Need

  • Preferred: Current Licensed Independent Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, or Licensed Psychologist

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated high level of ethics

  • Flexibility and adaptability within an evolving service and processes

  • Preferred: Two years or more of licensed practice

  • Preferred: Experience with children & adolescents

  • Play Therapy, ABA, EMDR, PCIT training or willingness to get trained

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language

Who We Are

ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 5,000 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today! Child Serve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.