Lead Therapist - Nebraska Behavioral Health

$40,500 - $56,700 yearly
  • Heartland Family Service
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • Jan 13, 2020
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional Licensed Professional Licensed Substance Abuse Professional Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace. 

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships. 

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you. 


The therapist who is given duties at a lead clinician level is recognized for their clinical expertise. This is an opportunity to gain experience in clinical and program leadership. Lead Therapists may be assigned to tasks such as the following, depending on program needs:  crisis availability for their location, documentation review and compliance, clinical program change projects, monitoring of program fidelity, QI reports, or other tasks. They may be assigned to provide, orientation of new staff, licensure supervision, or supervision of interns. In programs with a small number of clinical staff, (usually, fewer than three) a Lead Therapist may be assigned to provide on site clinical supervision.   In Nebraska and for this particular posting, this person will assist with conducting Initial Diagnostic Impressions (IDIs) with Medicaid clients and providing case supervision.  Assignments may entail a wide knowledge base, decision-making, problem solving and the ability to be flexible with scheduling. The ability to work with a wide range of employees and clients is necessary for this position. The lead clinician must be detail oriented, organized and able to meet deadlines. Organized, constructive, and team oriented problem solving ability is critical.

Work Schedule:Monday through Friday (8:30 am-5 pm) with two nights until close (8 pm)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • *Maintain an advanced clinical practice, meeting assigned productivity standard and meeting relevant documentation timelines in their own work.
  • *Provide 6-8 Initial Diagnostic Impression (IDIs) services a month for Medicaid clients, and provide monthly case supervision.
  • Assist Program Director and Associate Clinical Director in implementing program changes to meet fidelity, contract, audit, or other requirements.
  • Provide supervision of clinical interns and/or other assigned staff with licensure related supervision needs.
  • As assigned, provide orientation to newly hired therapists
  • Provide back up/crisis availability in assigned location.
  • *As designated, review clinical documentation to ensure appropriateness and training progression.
  • Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Display a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of Heartland Family Service.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Abide by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies and requirements.
  • Develop personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • *Creates, maintains and shares as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • *Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency’s ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • *Essential functions of this job is to be performed on company physical work site.
  • Perform other program related duties as assigned.

                                                                                                         *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Job Requirements


  • Masters Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling with three years of experience.
  • LIMHP/LICSW and LADC preferred.
  • Valid drivers license/ acceptable driving record.



Self-care- Practices good self-care; maintains effective emotional regulation and manages stress. 

Integrity-An authentic and honest therapist plays a key role in the client’s recovery. Often, a therapist will inadvertently become a role model for the client. That means the therapist should conduct their personal and professional lives with honesty and integrity. 

Critical thinking- A therapist needs to have the ability to see beyond the surface of the clients issues. 

Continuous learning- stay updated on the latest research and treatment plans to help clients in the best way possible. 

Active listening 

Organization and Time-Management Strategies-Responsible for keeping track of paperwork, fees for clients. 

Communication -Exhibits clear and concise verbal and written communications; communicates honestly and directly.



(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


(Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).        

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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