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Mental Health Therapist Bilingual

Iowa Primary Care Association

Council Bluffs, iowa

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The Iowa Primary Care Association is currently seeking a Bilingual Mental Health Therapist to join the team at a community health center in Council Bluffs, IA.

What is a community health center (FQHC)?

  • The largest source of comprehensive primary care for medically under-resourced communities and populations.
  • They have an integrated care model - medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services, patients can access comprehensive, coordinated services often under one roof.

Position Details:

  • Full time, 40 hours/week;
  • Clinic hours: M-Thurs 8AM - 7PM and Friday 8AM - 5PM
  • New patient: 60 min appts; Follow up: 30 min appts
  • Current team: 3 therapists, 2 psychiatric NPs, 1 behavioral health navigator.


  • Identifies barriers and poor social determinants of health that may influence treatment.
  • Creates formulations after each initial assessment and identify corresponding diagnosis according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder-5.
  • Develops with patient a comprehensive treatment plan, utilizing evidence-based interventions that work to reduce impairment and improve functioning.
  • Provide evidence based counseling and behavioral health therapy to patients who seek treatment. Psychotherapy services may include but not limited to: Addiction Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Grief Counseling, Group Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Work with other departments (Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, etc.) to provide integrated behavioral health services.


  • Bilingual Spanish and Engligh
  • Licensure or ability to obtain licensure in the state of Iowa as an LMHC or LISW.
  • Additional licensure as a LADC is preferred.
  • One year of full-time work-related experience in agency and/or medical clinic service delivery (counseling, case management, outreach, prevention/education, etc.)
  • A minimum of two years of experience providing behavioral health therapy to individuals, families, and groups preferred. 


  • Salary Range: $73,000 - $76,000
  • Depending on schedule, may have some weekends and evenings resulting in additional compensation. Would pay $50/hour for weekend shifts.
  • Eligible for $50,000 in student loan repayment programs.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • Generous PTO: 6.15 PTO accrued each pay period + 24 personal hours + 10 holidays + your birthday
  • Up to $2,000 annually in continuing education funds and 5 paid days.
  • $500 towards an annual professional membership.
  • 401k match of 4%

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