UnityPoint Health


Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
212 W Dale St
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Free Clinics- Allen Child Prot
Scheduled Hours/Shift
1st Shift/Weekdays
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits


Therapist – Child Protection Center

UnityPoint Health - Allen 

Shift: Part-time; 1st shift weekdays

Benefits Eligible 

Sign-On Bonus: $7,500 paid over 2 years 


Provides evidence-based counseling and assessment to children, dependent adults and/or supportive caregivers of patients served at Allen Child Protection Center. Participates as a member of the Allen Child Protection Center multidisciplinary team including participation at case reviews, community committees and community trainings as needed.


Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • 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 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. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  


  • Provide evidence-based counseling and assessment according to guidelines of the National Children's Alliance Mental Health Standard.
  • Conduct evidence-based assessments and document findings.
  • Uses Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 for proper diagnoses of patients.
  • Credentialed and bills insurance.
  • Complete accurate documentation of patient contact.
  • Work collaboratively with Department of Human Services, law enforcement, and prosecution personnel to achieve desired services and justice for patients.
  • Provide appropriate referrals for patients to community-based services based upon client/family needs.
  • Actively participate in Case Review meetings, Child Protection Center staff meetings, and other training/collaboration opportunities.
  • Participate in community meetings and committees as it relates to mental health services and Child Protection Center.
  • Provide community training as requested.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in(Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapist or other equivalent licensure-eligible Master's Degree for Mental Health Therapy)
  • Two to Five years’ experience providing individual and family/couples’ counseling/therapy.
  • Zero to two years’ experience working with children/dependent adults who have been victims of abuse.
  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
  • Licensed in Iowa - Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.
  • Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email and Epic.
  • Collaboration, accountability, and flexibility.
  • Patient focused.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Multicultural sensitivity.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Professionalism
  • Relationship management.
  • Active self-care strategies.



  • Experience with child welfare/child abuse prevention.
  • Six or more years’ experience providing individual and family/couples counseling/therapy.
  • Two or more years’ experience working with children/dependent adults who have been victims of abuse.
  • Certified in evidence-based treatment practices such as Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), or others.


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