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CommonSpirit Health Manager House Of Mercy in INDIANOLA, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  • Supervises, guides, and directs counseling staff emphasizing/insuring the provision of qualitative therapeutic services.

  • Provides leadership and support to House of Mercy’s adult clinical programs accreditation and compliance initiatives/activities.

  • Consistently monitors and evaluates the quality and consistency of therapeutic services provided adult clients.

  • Evaluates overall programming to insure that it is researched/best practice based and tied to measurable outcomes.

  • Provides training and education to counseling staff in such areas as clinical skill development (e.g., group facilitation skills), addiction concepts, program enhancement strategies/approaches, etc.

  • Ensures that staff training/development activities address identified clinician and program needs. Monitors and evaluates progress/achievement of related goals/objectives.

  • Coordinates internship options for students in human services related disciplines. Provides oversight to ongoing internship opportunities.

  • Fosters growth in continuing care programming including assisting facilitators and co-facilitators to promote optimum clinical focus.

  • Responds to volatile situations by mediating to resolve issues providing conflict resolution assistance and modeling appropriate crisis intervention/problem solving techniques.

  • Conducts regular supervisory meetings to review and discuss client progress, assures consistent implementation of treatment plan goals/objectives, and promotes team involvement in problem solving/resolution.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of client files. Assures all needed releases of information and other paperwork are present in the file and up-to-date. Promptly requests new or additional information and paperwork as needed.

  • Coordinates services with community agencies, schools, courts, service providers of significant others, and mental health/other health care professionals to provide an extended, high quality continuum of care for House of Mercy adult clients.

  • Provides leadership and oversight to treatment team in the development of appropriate discharge plans and aftercare programming. Integrates the resident into appropriate post-placement programs including Alumni and Continuing Care groups.


  • Master’s degree in a human services related discipline from an accredited program, required.

  • Must be independently licensed Masters level prepared mental health practitioner (or eligible within six months of hire).

  • Experience with student internship programs and staff training, preferred.

  • One (1) year supervisory experience, required.

  • Previous experience working with chemically dependent and at-risk clientele is preferred.

  • Valid Driver’s License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within thirty (30) days of hire.


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Requisition ID 2021-173731

Employment Type Full Time

Department Treatment Center

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Day

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.