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Social Worker-Fort Dodge BHIS

Company Name:
Lutheran Services in Iowa
Social Worker-Fort Dodge BHIS
January 08, 2015 - March 06, 2015
Location: Fort Dodge, IA
Employment Type: Full Time
Description: Lutheran Services in Iowa currently seeks a full-timeSocial Workerwithin our Behavior Health Intervention Service (BHIS) in the Fort Dodge area.
Duties: This position will provide skill based interventions to address the behavioral needs of children and adults that accompany a mental illness diagnosis. The primary goal is to assist individuals and their family in building additional skills to manage behavior and regain positive functioning within the home and community.
Social Workers will also provide ongoing assessment to meet the needs of the child and family, develop and make changes to the implementation plan based on the particular situation of the child and family, and evaluate child and family progress. Clinical decisions made during the course of service delivery are made through the use of discretion and independent judgment relying on assessment and diagnostic skill.
Travel is required as families are seen in their homes, an office or another community setting. Activities may occur during normal business hours, after hours, or on weekends. Responsible for carrying out marketing activities to build expected caseload and scheduling caseload appropriately in order to meet minimum productivity requirements.
Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a Master-s degree or bachelor-s degree in Social Work (BSW) or human behavioral science field from an accredited institution together with the equivalent of one year of full-time professional social worker experience acquired after the degree in a public or private social services agency. Social work experience must include working with children with a mental health diagnosis and their families. Acceptable human behavior science degrees are: psychology, sociology, human services/development, and child development.
This position requires a valid Driver's License and must be able to obtain and maintain a commercial driver-s license to transport consumers in agency van. Also requires 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, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.
LSI offers a competitive salary and benefit package including paid time off, health, dental, life, and vision insurance, 401(k).
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