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UnityPoint Health Robert Young Center, Counselor - School Based in Moline, Illinois

Robert Young Center - Outpatient

School Based Counselor

Full-Time + Benefits

7:30 - 4:00, During School Year

Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, Child & Adolescent Services, and a supervising LMHP as needed, the School-based counselor will provide: diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, and consultations to individuals, families, and/or groups identified as having psychiatric disorders. The School-based counselor will develop treatment plans to include individualized, patient centered therapeutic modalities and interventions, coordinate treatment plans with other providers, and provide care coordination as indicated for patients. School- based counselors may provide crisis evaluations as needed. The School-based counselor is recognized as a Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) or Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as defined by code in the States of IA and IL.

The School-based counselor will work in an integrated team including: nurses, BHTs, MHPs, QMHP’s LMHP’s, OTs, physicians, psychiatrists, APN’s and others. School-based counselors may work in a child, adolescent, or adult, outpatient or inpatient psychiatry or substance abuse setting. School-based counselors may work a rotating shift to include coverage on weekends and holidays. School-based counselors may provide transportation of patients as needed.

The School-based counselor will actively practice Trauma Informed Care Guiding Principles as defined by Robert Young Center. The School-Based counselor will adhere to the code of ethics as defined by their respective governing boards: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), American Counseling Association (ACA), or American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

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Clinical & Practice Expertise

  • Conduct comprehensive diagnostic and psycho-social assessments.

  • Develop and implement patient centered, strengths-based, and trauma informed treatment plans.

  • Provided therapeutic interventions to support patients and families both emotionally and behaviorally across a variety of settings including: outpatient, inpatient, school based, and other community based settings.

  • Provide assessment and treatment for patients and families in crisis situations and emergencies as needed.

  • Provide therapeutic groups on a variety of wellness and mental and behavioral health topics.

  • Build relationships with patients and families to encourage trust, while listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns.

  • Advocate for services and resources that meet patient's needs and preferences.

  • Act as a liaison and resource between the community and patient; coordinate treatment goals with community agencies, primary care physicians, court system, and managed-care entities.

Team Work

  • Provide supervision to MHP clinicians who perform assessment and treatment.

  • Provide supervision to social work, counseling, or other students/interns assigned to department.

  • Participate in routine and newly emerging clinical practice in-service and competency training as direct by Clinical Manager.

  • Provide coverage in other Child & Adolescent service line departments as requested.

  • Provide on-call coverage as scheduled or needed throughout Child & Adolescent service line.

  • Participate in RYC work groups, task force, or committees as requested by Clinical Manager.

  • Actively participate and contribute to UnityPoint Health – RYC Strategic Plan Goals.

Service Line Accountability

  • Meet service line productivity targets.

  • Actively pursue intermediate or full independent licensure in Iowa and Illinois as needed to maximize work assignment in bi-state area.

  • Actively embrace and support the practice philosophy of RYC Child and Adolescent Services.

  • Continuously stay abreast of best practice therapeutic skills through active learning and professional education.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field.


  • 6 months experience in a community mental health or inpatient psychiatry or substance abuse setting (can be as an undergrad).


  • Working toward intermediate or independent licensure from the Illinois and/or Iowa Department of Public Health in one of the following: Social Work, Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy.

  • Valid Driver’s License.


  • Demonstrates an ability to apply critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to a range of client situations.

  • Is able to recognize signs of suicidal behavior and assess for lethality.

  • Is able to accurately assess and diagnose; mental health conditions and develop treatment plans and interventions with clients.

  • Proficient in providing clinical supervision

  • Possesses interpersonal skills, professional attitude and understands the ethical standards of behavioral healthcare.

Requisition ID: 2023-130021

Street: 4600 3rd St

Name: 6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity

Name: Child and Adolescent Svcs- RYC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.81

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F, 7:30-4:00

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org