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Lutheran Services in Iowa Mental Health Counselor in Ames, Iowa

Mental Health Counselor - Ames, IA

Mental Health Counselor

  • Residential Treatment / PMIC

  • Ames, IA, USA

  • Salary

  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package

"Society may have given up on these kids, and that's where we need to come in. We need to help, and that's what I'm here for." AJ, a Youth Associate at Beloit

"I want to make a positive impact in our kids' lives. That's why I like being here. I'm able to make a difference." Katy, a Youth Specialist at Beloit

If you have a passion for empowering some of Iowa's most vulnerable kids, Lutheran Services in Iowa is looking for you. LSI's (Beloit) Residential Treatment Center in (Ames) is looking for a full-time Mental Health Counselor . Many of the children we serve have experienced trauma or adverse experiences. It's our job and our privilege to empower them toward success.


The Mental Health Counselor is responsible for:

  • Providing professional, quality counseling psychosocial assessment and case management services for our children on campus and their families

  • Authoring case records and progress notes

  • Providing services with the understanding that some may occur outside of normal business hours

  • Maintain age-appropriate behavioral management and treatment planning through consultations with program supervisors, specialists, associates, and other residential staff

Salary and Benefits

On top of being a family of caring teammates, LSI also offers a competitive salary and benefit package, including a 401(k), paid time off, and health, dental, life, and vision insurance.


Applicants must have a Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Family Therapy, Psychology, or a related human services field from an accredited school.

This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record, and the ability to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and the criminal history check.

Are you ready for the most challenging and rewarding adventure of your life? Join our LSI team today!

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