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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Our mission is it:
“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

Our Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) help children who find it difficult to manage their behaviors and need encouragement with:
  • Social skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Coping skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Anger management skills
Case workers understand a child’s social, emotional and behavioral challenges and provide skill-building interventions that teach the child how to manage their actions. We work closely with clients in their home or in a child’s school or daycare to assess their needs and create customized treatment programs.

This position will serve primarily Johnson County.  Office hours are based out of Cedar Rapids. Please call for more information.

As a Caseworker at Tanager Place, you will:
  • Treat all individuals with respect and maintain standards of confidentiality, professionalism, and objectivity.
  • Ensure safe, legal transportation for self and others.
  • Meet at times and places convenient and appropriate to client needs and be accessible by phone.
  • Effectively assess and document client behavior and progress.
  • Provide counseling and skills services to assigned clients.
  • Consult with client and family to devise and implement an effective treatment/remedial plan, including goals, objectives, and interventions.
  • Respond by phone to crisis situations that present significant risks to safety, permanency or well-being of children within two hours.
Act as a positive emissary of Tanager Place and promote a positive image of Tanager Place at all times. Have an understanding and demonstrate consumer service concepts and initiatives.

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field with a minimum of one year of relevant post-degree experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in a non-related field with two years of relevant post-degree experience, or a Master’s degree in social work or a related field. All candidates are required to pass a background check.

Compensation will be based on experience and agency schedule. Compensation will be based on agency schedule.

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

Posted 07/21/17

Job ID: 24230999