UnityPoint Health

Outpatient Mental Health Therapist - Tower Terrace Clinic

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
3731 Irish Drive
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Othr Behav/Family Counsel
Scheduled Hours/Shift
40 Hours Per Week - Daytime Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


UnityPoint Health has an exciting position opening to provide outpatient behavioral health services at our new Tower Terrace clinic. 


People are what we care about most and why we do what we do.  We believe people are amazing, and we’re here to help keep them that way.  We believe everyday moments are worth celebrating, and as a partner in healthcare, we’re dedicated to making it easier to live well. 


As an industry leader in the Midwest, we put people first.  We are dedicated to making it easier to live well and we care deeply about making UnityPoint Health a great place to work, where people come for a fulfilling career. 

This position will work closely with our multidisciplinary care team providing outpatient psychotherapy to individuals and families.  We are looking for a talented therapist that shares our passion for providing the best outcome for every patient every time.  Qualified candidates are preferred to possess an LISW, training in evidence based practices, and previous outpatient therapy experience. 


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.



Special and Unique Benefits to This Position: 

  • Outpatient Office – We provide a modern, beautiful, professional office space for seeing patients.
  • Competitive Pay
  • Support – We provide marketing, scheduling, and billing support.  We also provide ready access to an experienced team of behavioral health clinicians.
  • Professional Development - Along with tuition reimbursement, therapists have access to a variety of options to assist with continuing education in evidence based practices.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

% of Time


Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·         Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.

·         Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.

·         Delivers high quality individual, family, couples, and or group psychotherapy while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.

·         Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.

·         Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

·         Prepares meaningful, concise and timely clinical reports/documentation.


Development & Patient Education

·         Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance clinical practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

·         Assess and chooses teaching strategies and therapy modalities appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.


·         Consults appropriate resources within Behavioral Health Division to provide specialized education.

·         Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.


Basic UPH Performance Criteria          

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA, JACHO, Chapter 24, and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.



Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





Graduate in an accredited Masters or above program in a Social Science or related field (MA, MS, MSW, PhD, PsyD). May also possess a Master’s in Nursing (ARNP).







Prefer three (3) years of clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency.






·         LMHC, LMFT, LISW

·         Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

·         Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.

·         Must obtain and maintain current certification in the violence management system used by the Behavioral Health Division.


Certification in evidence based modalities of psychotherapy.






·         Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

·         Multicultural sensitivity.

·         Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

·         Customer/patient focused.

·         Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.


Speaks fluently a non-English language (ie. Spanish)













Mental Health Counselor

Outpatient Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)

Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist



Play Therapist

Behavioral Health (counselor)(therapist)


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed