The Easter Seal Society of Iowa
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • 47,000 - 55,000
  • Salary
  • Full or Part Time

Full Benefits

Easterseals Iowa has opened a new Brain Health Program at our serene Camp Sunnyside location. Our intention is to build a team of committed clinicians who seek to build brain health amongst not only their clients, but also support team members at Easterseals in their work with clients; helping all Easterseals team members provide high quality services and supports.

The Brain Health team at Easterseals specializes in providing therapy/counseling with people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities utilizing several modalities including play-based interventions, Motivational Interviewing, and DBT. Easterseals offers therapy to people with and without disabilities in our location at Camp Sunnyside as well as via telehealth statewide. Additionally, Clinicians at Easterseals provide education/training to our community in general including other team members.

The clinician in this role would have a schedule that would consist of regularly scheduled hours, both in our outpatient and Crisis Stabilization settings.

Crisis Stabilization Services, the final service in implementing a comprehensive Children's Behavioral Health System in Iowa, are designed to support children and families experiencing a mental health crisis in developing a stabilization plan to return as soon as possible to pre-crisis family life. Clients receive services either Residentially at Camp Sunnyside, or where they live, learn and play in the community. Crisis Stabilization is intended to be a 5 day service for each family. We are focused on providing family-centered and evidence-based services through our team of Stabilization Clinicians (licensed mental health professionals), Stabilization Professionals (professionals with a degree in the field), and Family Peer Support Specialists (certified family members of children living with Serious Emotional Disturbance). All team members will participate in a rotating on-call schedule.

Job duties include: residential and community based crisis assessments, family therapy, group therapy, and development of WRAP plans with the family and team. Clinicians will participate in daily rounds and if clinicians are interested can also provide after care education or other aftercare programming.

Why join this new team?

  • A predictable and highly competitive salary ($47,000 - $55,000 a year based on experience and schedule) with an opportunity for annual raises and bonuses
  • Receive expert training in Crisis Intervention Training, Collaborative Problem Solving (including certification), and WRAP, as well as learn to utilize the Skills System (a DBT-Informed approach for clients with cognitive challenges).
  • A supportive and flexible team working environment
  • 20 days off the first year, increasing to 25 days off the second year, that we not only let you take, but expect you to take off!
  • A 403b retirement plan with a match after the first year of employment
  • CEU allotment of $250 the first year and $500 every year after, as well as many educational opportunities offered in-house
  • Easterseals will cover your professional association dues (i.e. NASW, IMHCA, APT)
  • Supervision provided
  • The opportunity to use the whole campus to support your clients in meeting their therapeutic goals. You don't have to be stuck in an office.
  • Crisis Stabilization is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of developing a comprehensive service system for children and families in Iowa.
  • Be a part of an organization committed to our mission to provide exceptional services and help ensure people can live, learn, work, and play in their communities.
  • Easterseals is committed to client outcomes, not profit.


  • Licensed (or very soon to be licensed) in Iowa as a LMSW, LISW, t-LMHC, LMHC, t-LMFT, LMFT of PhD Psychologist
  • Preference will be given for those with experience in a crisis services setting.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a team closely and cooperatively, providing team members support so they may support families.

Apply by going to If you have questions give our Director of Brain Health, Tony Raymer, LISW, RPT-S a call at 515-309-2368 or email at

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