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School Based Support Specialist

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

Our mission is to:
“Successfully serve children and families challenged by social and psychological needs”.
Every child deserves the best that each of us has to give.


Our location in the heart of the Cedar Rapids places us in the middle of Iowa’s premier medical district. That means you and your family benefit from access to renowned medical professionals and groundbreaking research studies. We support over 5,000 kids per year—primarily in Linn and Johnson counties in southeast Iowa—but all families are welcome at Tanager Place.


Tanager Place has been serving families since 1879. Children from birth to age 18 benefit from the variety of programs offered at Tanager Place, including:

  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Community-based services
  • Camp Tanager
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Intermediate Care Facility for Intellectually Disadvantaged (ICF/ID)
  • Pediatric Integrated Health•Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • School Based Therapy
  • Psychiatric inpatient programs
  • Research Center
  • Tanager Place School
  • YouthPort


The Tanager Place School Based Program is committed to providing mental and behavioral health care to children and adolescents, while also providing the needed support for each child’s family and immediate support network in the school setting. The School Based Program focuses on increasing quality of life through traditional and innovative therapeutic services. Fully accredited by the State of Iowa and the Council on Accreditation, Tanager Place prides itself on providing the highest quality of care treating a comprehensive range of issues. Our clinicians collaborate with each patient and their family in order to create an individualized treatment plan and person centered goals.

The children and families who benefit from our therapeutic services cope with a range of issues, including:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Attachment issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Building relationships
  • Childhood trauma
  • Chronic illness
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Health-related behavioral issues
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Parenting skills
  • Sexual abuse
  • Substance and alcohol issues

Support Specialist:

Work effectively as a valuable team member. Applicants must be highly organized and details focused.

Primary duties will include entering paperwork for client’s charts; validate insurance verification; invoice clients; enter data into software; utilizing Microsoft excel to track and manipulate data; ensure the accuracy of client accounts and charts; process medical records requests; provide support to the clinicians. Experience in electronic health records a plus (can be trained). Act as a positive emissary of Tanager Place and promote a positive image of Tanager Place at all times.

Varied hours, 12-20 hours per week. Flexible daytime schedule.


High School Diploma required. Applicant must be able to pass required background checks. Office based position located at the Estle Center, 1030 5th Avenue SE.


A Tanager Place application is required to be considered for employment. Please visit to complete your application. EOE.

Posted 08/25/17

Job ID: 26515487