Therapist - LPHA

Lutheran Services in Iowa Des Moines, IA
LSI currently seeks a full time, Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) to provide therapy and counseling assessments in an outpatient setting in Polk and surrounding counties. Bilingual preferred, but not required. This position requires someone who is self-motivated, passionate in serving others, and able to work in a fast paced environment. This person will work out of the Des Moines office serving both adults and children in outpatient settings. This position may also work with our new program within the Polk County Detention Center serving youth who are detained and providing trauma-informed services. Also, this position will vary in schedule, with ability to schedule own hours.

At LSI, we believe in wrapping compassionate care around children and families. Our therapists are central to this mission and they serve as expert advisors to LSI's early childhood, behavioral health, and family safety teams. You'll never doubt that you are making a profound difference in people's lives. And no two days will be the same.


In addition to our competitive salary, we offer an impressive array of health, wellness, and development benefits and resources, including:

* monthly wellness discount on health insurance premiums

* employer contribution to health premiums

* employer contribution to your health savings account

* mileage reimbursement

* 401K match contribution

* ongoing professional training development

* generous paid time off package

* student loan forgiveness programs

* clinical licensure supervision


In this role, you will be responsive to referrals and conduct comprehensive assessments with diagnoses that meet diagnostic criteria as established in the DSM. You'll develop a treatment plan which fully addresses the behavioral health care needs identified through the assessment and diagnosis that result in an improvement in functioning for each client. You'll manage case plan oversight and re-evaluation as necessary to support the needs of the client based upon your assigned caseload. You can also receive clinical licensure supervision from one of LSI's Clinical Supervisors.


Qualified applicants will have a Master's in Social Work or approved related field and be licensed in the state of Iowa. Temporary and provisionally licensed applicants are encouraged to apply!

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.

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

Make a difference in both at LSI!