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Licensed Family-Centered Services Clinical Specialist

Job ID 16030 Council Bluffs, Iowa

Company:  Boys Town

Job Summary:

In a career as a Licensed Family-Centered Services Clinical Specialistyou have the ability to change a child’s life. The Family-Centered Services Clinical Specialist trains and consults to staff in the development and implementation of treatment needs for children and families. In this role, you will also evaluate and provide therapy, when appropriate, to identified youth and families with mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability needs. No matter your role at Boys Town, you help us change the future of America's youth.


  • Provides support and education to program staff and within the community.
  • Provides consultation to direct care staff regarding cases and mental and behavioral health with youth and families.
  • Supports and evaluates family-centered practice work for Family-Centered Services Specialists.  Provides clinical consultation to Family-Centered Services Operations and participates in treatment team meetings for complex cases with mental and behavioral health needs. 
  • Participates in developing service planning strategies for youth and families.
  • Provides clinical supervision and oversight of the clinical aspects of treatment services as approved and directed to meet contract requirements. Provides staff clear directions and priorities with equal emphasis on program quality, morale building, and teamwork. 
  • Develops and presents relevant training on mental health topics to staff and within the community as agreed upon by program leaders and external consumers. 
  • Provides training to staff on treatment services versus placement needs, clinical guidelines, and Medicaid regulations. 
  • Facilitates and leads clinical rounds.
  • Identifies program, youth and family needs through both written and verbal communication.
  • Assists in the development of program enhancements and effectively fosters these changes with staff and stakeholders. 
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with: staff, judicial branch, county attorney, GAL’s, CASA, managed care entities and other case-specific and community stakeholders.
  • Ensures agency and staff adherence to applicable federal guidelines, statutes, and Iowa Department of Human Services policies and procedures. 
  • Assists with special projects and assignments. 
  • Positions self and the organization to serve as a resource and advocate for children and families served by Boys Town.
  • Provides assessment and therapy services to youth and families identified by contract.
  • Provides specified assessment services to those youth and families identified by contract or deemed in the best interest of those served.
  • Provides individual, group, and family therapy to those youth identified by contract.
  • Assists in developing a comprehensive service and/or treatment plan for youth and families based on referral and displayed behavior.
  • Completes all necessary documentation for internal and external reporting.
  • Participates in selecting and communicating with contracted mental health providers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a mental health field such as psychology, social work, or mental health counseling, from a fully accredited university.
  • 2 years of related experience; experience working youth and families preferred.
  • This position is available to provide crisis response and must be available to work non-traditional business hours including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • May be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned.  
  • Must provide own transportation to complete travel requirements of the job.
  • Full licensure (LCSW, LMHP, LADC, LMFC, LMHC) or Registered Nurse with extensive mental health experience. Must be in good standing with the relevant Iowa Department of Public Health Licensing Board.
  • Must possess the required license for the jurisdiction or state in which services are provided.
  • Must meet requirements to be able to bill third-party insurance providers including Medicaid when applicable.

About Boys Town Iowa: 

Since opening in 1989, Boys Town Iowa has focused on meeting the needs of youth and families through a variety of programs and services. We have continued to expand our services, and now serve more than 1,100 families and 2,200 children in Iowa each year. Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Date Posted: September 22, 2020

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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