Behavioral Health Intervention Services Caseworker – Orchard Place


Des Moines, IA

As a Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) Caseworker, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Iowa kids and their families.  Fulfilling a critical need to support youth and their families; your compassionate care, flexibility and dependability will make all the difference in fulling our mission of building strong futures. Our employees are valued here at Orchard Place and we are committed to providing you with a culture of open communication, a collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth and development.

If this sounds like you, keep reading because you might be the person we are looking for!

Orchard Place values diversity, equity and inclusion, and we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is the key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

As a valued member of the Orchard Place family you will have the ability to:

  • Make a significant impact on and provide valuable input in the overall care and treatment for the children and their families that we serve.
  • Experience the journey and celebrate in the success of being a part of a youth’s growth and progress.
  • Work with an incredibly supportive team to provide the best care to our clients.
  • Receive professional development and training opportunities at no cost to you.  Orchard Place values growth and change, and we are here to support you through your own personal career development.
  • Enjoy a competitive benefits and time off package.
  • Have your own laptop, office space, cell phone, and mileage reimbursement
  • Earn up to $500 bonus per month for exceeding billable hour expectations

What you will do:

  • Utilize creative interventions to modify the psychological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and social factors to help the youth make healthy/positive choices
  • Completing intake interview and paperwork, creating treatment plans with families, writing discharge summaries
  • Provide family support and promote positive parenting skills in an effort to promote self-sufficiency.
  • Provide professional service by maintaining staff/client relationship boundaries
  • Engage and coach youth and families in skill development (i.e. coping, communication, problem solving, etc.)

Sound like a good fit?  A few requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences field (e.g. social work, psychology, sociology, human services/development, child development) ANDa minimum of 1 year of experience OR bachelor’s degree in non-social science field (e.g. education, criminal justice, biology, communications) ANDa minimum of 2 years’ experience.
  • Flexibility to work evenings to better serve our clients
  • Excellent time management and ability to manage your own schedule
  • Ability to engage youth and family
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous caseworker experience such as BHIS, FSRP, etc. is helpful
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets agency guidelines

Criminal, Abuse Registry and Motor Vehicle Record checks completed.