Clinical Administrator

Iowa State Training School for Boys

Eldora, IA Healthcare / Administrative & Clerical

The State Training School (STS) at Eldora offers a holistic, social, behavioral, psychiatric, academic, and vocational program that utilizes supportive counseling, behavioral health treatment, and consequences paired with praise and opportunity to males, ages 12 to 18 years old who have been adjudicated delinquent. Services and programs provide individualized evaluation and treatment, and offer comprehensive education with the goal of transitioning young men back to the community. The psychologists, counselors, substance abuse professionals and others at the STS are integral to the successful outcome of young men at the facility. The facility is operated by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).


The program available for residents includes:

  • General education studies
  • Special education programs
  • Title I
  • High School Equivalency Test or HiSet (formerly GED)
  • Competency-based vocational programs
  • Behavioral health services


DHS is currently seeking a Clinical Administrator-Mental Health Authority to lead and supervise our team of mental health professionals, which includes staff psychologists, contracted substance abuse workers, and other mental and behavioral health professionals. This position will be responsible for advancing and coordinating a multidisciplinary team approach that addresses the complex behavioral health needs and criminogenic risk factors of youth at the facility. Our Clinical Administrator will provide direction and supervision to the team, assist in program development and evaluation, and provide behavioral health services relevant to their professional background and expertise. If you enjoy challenging, yet rewarding work helping students find stability in their lives and security in their future, and are proficient in –

  • Overseeing a weekly caseload of youth with various behavioral health needs 
  • Designing and overseeing evidence-based behavior modification and therapeutic programs, and training staff in their implementation and effectiveness
  • Providing individual and group therapy to students in need

– you will want to have a career at the STS.

This opportunity provides a dynamic clinical and leadership opportunity for a forensic mental health practitioner. In addition to leading and managing a team of clinicians, you will also assist young men in navigating various issues commonly found in justice-involved youth, such as maladaptive thoughts, behaviors, and relationships; emotional distress; traumatic experiences; alcohol and drug abuse; and sexual identity issues. Your work will be supported by the STS’s strong leadership, administrative supports, and security measures.

The State Training School is located in Eldora, Iowa, home of the Pine Lake State Park, which offers an array of indoor/outdoor recreational activities. Eldora is an Iowa River Greenbelt Community featuring quaint shops, eating choices, and plenty of family friendly activity. The Iowa River Greenbelt Scenic Drive is a must do winding through a picturesque landscape of valleys, woods, and streams. It is also within reasonable proximity to larger metropolitan areas, such as Ames, Cedar Falls/Waterloo, and Des Moines.

At the STS we are committed to helping talented behavioral health professionals advance in their careers by offering benefits such as:

  • Re-licensure opportunities
  • Comprehensive Orientation
  • Team Environment
  • Training and Development


For this position, a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology is preferred. However, a Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or social work may be acceptable with requisite experience. A license to practice independently in the state of Iowa is also preferred (e.g., Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Independent Social Worker).


As an employee of the STS you are a State of Iowa employee and eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes the kind of benefit package a qualified professional deserves.

  • Family Medical Insurance for less than $150 per month, Single less than $40
  • Dental is free for single and $40 per month for family coverage
  • Life, Voluntary Life, and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)- guaranteed income for life. 
  • Deferred Compensation with an employer match can be set up as a Roth or Traditional Tax Deferred Plan
  • Paid Leave includes 9 Holidays, Sick Leave, Family Leave, Vacation, and Military Leave
  • Strong Opportunity for Advancement, Growth, and Development. 

The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer

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Job ID: 69829

Posted 27 days ago

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