Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Behavioral Health Intervention Services
  • Ames, IA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Total Compensation Package


Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) currently seeks a full time bilingual Social Worker within our Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) program for evenings and weekends to work in Story, Dallas, and Marshall counties.

DUTIES
This position will provide skill based interventions to address the behavioral needs of children and adults that accompany a mental illness diagnosis. The primary goal is to assist individuals and their family in building additional skills to manage behavior and regain positive functioning within the home and community.

Social Workers will also provide ongoing assessment to meet the needs of the child and family, develop and make changes to the implementation plan based on the particular situation of the child and family, and evaluate child and family progress. Clinical decisions made during the course of service delivery are made through the use of discretion and independent judgment relying on assessment and diagnostic skill.

Assist unaccompanied minors by conducting home studies to identify sponsors and provide post release services which may include, finding community resources, assist with school enrollment, assist with obtaining legal representation and making sure the sponsor is following all requirements set out by the Office of Refugee and Resettlement.

Travel is required as families are seen in their homes, an office or another community setting. Schedule is flexible and may include shifts during normal business hours, after hours, or optional weekends. Responsible for carrying out marketing activities to build expected caseload and scheduling caseload appropriately in order to meet minimum productivity requirements. Bilingual preferred, but not required.

COMPETENCIES

Required: Bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW) or human services related field plus one year of full time equivalent human service experience or 20 hours child mental health training may be substituted for experience; or a Bachelor's degree in a non-human services related field plus two years of full time equivalent human service experience or 30 hours of child mental health training may be substituted for experience.

Preferred: Master's or Bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW) or human services related field plus one year full time equivalent human service experience, specializing in child mental health services; or a Bachelor's degree in a non-human services related field plus two years full time equivalent human service experience, specializing in child mental health services. In addition, preferred applicants will have completed 20 hours child mental health training. Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Acceptable human service degrees include: psychology, sociology, counseling, human services/development.

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, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.

At LSI, competitive compensation goes far beyond an hourly rate. For eligible employees, LSI pays for a portion of employee health premiums, offers a monthly wellness discount on health insurance premiums, and contributes to your health savings account each pay check. LSI will reimburse you for mileage, offer a 401k match contribution, and provide ongoing professional development training. In addition LSI offers a generous paid time off package. As a non-profit employer many employees also can qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.

It's their life. It's your career.

Make a difference in both at LSI!

Lutheran Services in Iowa
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