SALARY: $65,145.60 TO $100,318.40

The State Training School (STS) at Eldora offers a holistic social, behavioral, psychiatric, academic, and Special Education program that utilizes counseling, 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 treatment and offer comprehensive education, with a goal of transitioning the young man back to his community. 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

• Competency-based vocational programs • High School Equivalency Test or HiSet (formerly GED) • Counseling


The Psychologists, Counselors, Substance Abuse professionals and others at the STS are integral to the successful outcome of young men at the facility. DHS is currently seeking a leader to supervise our team of Mental Health Professionals which includes 4 staff Psychologists, contracted substance abuse workers, and other mental health professionals with the goal of providing a coordinated

team approach to counseling and related therapy as part of a treatment team. Our Clinical Administrator will provide direction and supervision to the team and counsel students. 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 emotionally disordered students

• Designing behavior modification programs and training staff in their implementation

• Then you will want a career at the State Training School

This position offers the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the lives of these young men. You will be well served by the existing structure of clerical support and the security provided. There will be challenges, but there will be no boring days.

Salary: $65,145.60 to $100,318.40 Job Type: Full-time 

PHD is preferred, a Master’s degree is acceptable.

The State Training School provides an environment rich in challenges that will allow you to play a meaningful role in the rehabilitation of these young men with no boring days. You will be the glue that helps pull these young men together.

The State Training School is located in Eldora, Iowa, home of the Pine Lake State Park which offers an array of 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 which winds through a picturesque landscape of valleys, woods and streams. Eldora is 45 minutes from Ames and Cedar Falls, 35 minutes Marshalltown, and only 22 minutes from Iowa Falls.

At the STS we are committed to helping talented Psychologists and Counselors continue to grow by offering benefits such as:

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

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, Life, Voluntary Life, and Long Term Disability

• IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)-Fixed Income Pension

• Deferred Compensation similar to a 401K with a dollar for dollar employer match

• Paid Leave – Holidays, Sick, Vacation, Family, and Military Leave

To learn more about benefits available to State of Iowa employees visit the benefits web page.

Applicants must apply on line at:

State Training School • Lynn Allbee or Mark Day

3211 Edgington Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627 • Phone: 641-858-5402

The State of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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