Outpatient Therapist – Orchard Place


Des Moines, IA

Orchard Place has several outpatient therapist opportunities: School Based Therapist, Center Based Therapist and Functional Family Therapist.

$2000 sign-on bonus available!

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.
  • Work with a supportive and diverse 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.
    • Includes access to paid CEU approved trainings and training in evidence-based models such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI)
  • Enjoy a competitive benefits and time off package.
  • Have your employment at Orchard Place qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).  The PSLF forgives the remaining balance on your federal Direct Loans after you make 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full time for a qualifying public service employer (such as Orchard Place).
  • $47,000 base salary for non-independently licensed therapists and $51,500 base for independently licensed therapists. Salary adjustments made to compensate applicable experience.
  • Earn quarterly bonus for exceeding billable hour goals (for School Based and Center Based positions)
  • Supervision towards independent licensure provided at no cost to non-independently licensed therapists.  All staff receive individual supervision and opportunity to join group supervision.
  • Experience professional advancement opportunities upon independent licensure:
    • Lead Therapist: Receive additional compensation and growth as you assume additional responsibilities such as delivering educational presentations; participating on committees, task forces or boards at Orchard Place or in the community; mentoring new staff; and organizing team-building and self-care activities.
    • Senior Therapist: Following 3 years of independent licensure, therapists receive additional compensation as you complete the supervisor training course, assist in covering clinical supervision needs, and continue to assume responsibilities of Lead Therapist.

School Based Therapists:

  • Provide individual and family therapy to students directly in the school with emphasis on dealing with trauma
  • Evaluate children, parents, and families; completing comprehensive and mental status exams
  • Evaluate and assess child, youth, and families and develop specific mental health treatment plans
  • Collaborate with school personnel and advocate for client’s needs within the school setting
  • Provide consultation and education to schools about mental health topics
  • Help kids experience success, have hope, and build resiliency in their lives

Functional Family Therapists:

  • Learn and utilize evidence-based Functional Family Therapist (FFT) model to balance structure and creativity when working with children, youth and families
  • Enjoy flexible schedule to find balance that works for both the therapist and clients
  • Achieve the FFT phases of treatment
  • Attend court hearings, staffings and other activities per the FFT plan

Center Based Therapists:

  • Evaluate and assess children, youth and families and develop specific mental health treatment plan
  • Provide individual and family trauma informed services that build resilience
  • Coordinate clinical work with services provided to patients by other agencies and individuals

Sound like a good fit?  A few requirements include:

  • Licensed, or eligible for license, in Iowa as an LMSW, LISW, LMHC or LMFT or temporary licensed as TL-LMHC or TL-LMFT.
  • Experience providing therapeutic services to children, youth, and families
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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