Behavioral Health Careers 

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Why ChildServe?

 ChildServe’s mission is to partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life. The psychologists and mental health therapists in our Behavioral Health program meet children and families where they’re at, to help them move forward. Here’s what to expect as a ChildServe team member:

Taking Care of You

We believe creating a supportive, caring environment for our team is the best way to provide exceptional care to kids. We are reimagining how to support clinicians by creating an environment where compassion fatigue is recognized and addressed.

Child-led Approach

At ChildServe, we believe the best approach is one that is child-led, collaborative, and built on integrity. Learn more about our services:


Mental Health

Inter-professional Team

You will collaborate with clinical psychologists, mental health therapists, social workers, autism specialists, and speech, occupational and physical therapists to provide a holistic approach to Behavioral Health services.

Let's Grow Together

Our programs are growing across the state, and we want you to grow too! We offer training and continuing education opportunities to support career growth.

Competitive Pay and Benefits

We’re proud to offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as sign-on bonuses for some roles. View our openings or sign up to receive job alerts here. 

Learn More

We invite you to contact to learn more about working in Behavioral Health at ChildServe.

Join ChildServe in helping children with special healthcare needs live a great life!

Get to Know ChildServe

As a Top Workplace since 2014, ChildServe is an organization you need to see to believe. Here’s why our 1,500 employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life. We have earned national CARF Accreditation in 11 service areas, including autism, brain injury and inpatient rehabilitation.
  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve over 5,800 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.
  • Our team rocks. Our team is filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.
  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.
  • We believe we our differences make us great. We are on a continuous journey to create an environment where different perspectives are valued and all feel safe and welcome.
  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Meet Ann

ChildServe Mental Health Team Lead, Ann Spaine, helps individuals become more confident, prepare for the next steps in life, and realize that their greatest potential has no limits.

Tesla & Caleb

“I am truly blessed by and grateful for the team of behavioral health professionals at ChildServe. Rather than playing a guessing game and feeling lost, alone and defeated, I have received tremendous support and encouragement. I am constantly in awe of our therapists’ ability to be flexible based on the needs of my children.” – Katie,  Caleb & Tesla’s mom.


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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