Office(419) 281-3716
24-Hour Crisis: (419) 289-6111
Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741
Hours: M, W, F 7a-5p; T & Th: 7a-8p

Intensive Home Based Therapy (IHBT) Counselor

At Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc., we walk with families and individuals on their journey to live healthy, whole, and productive lives by offering comprehensive and integrated behavioral health, housing, outreach & prevention, substance use disorder, and victim services. To help accomplish this goal Appleseed is seeking a highly skilled Intensive home based therapist/social worker (IHBT) to join our team full time. Must have a car available during working hours, carry and maintain automobile insurance that includes a payable liability of $100,000/$300,000, as well as the ability to legally drive a car. Must pass background and driving record checks and a drug test.


  • Experience working with youth, families, and/or groups around behavioral, emotional, and cognitive issues required.
  • Applicant must demonstrated knowledge of mental illness, motivational interviewing, family systems treatment, trauma informed care, and crisis interventions, and knowledge and skill in the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V/ICD-10.
  • Applicant must also have strong commitment to client rights.
  • Must be licensed, minimum of Bachelors level


  • Participate in individual and group supervision
  • Provide IHBT services in the client’s home and in community
  • Average a caseload of 4-6 (or less) youth/families at a time, averaging 4 service hours per with, with each case averaging 3-6 months
  • 24/7 on-call for immediate response to crisis calls, with face to face response available as needed by IHBT staff assigned to case, with IHBT program staff covering on-call on weekends and holidays
  • Assess, monitor, and review safety concerns, risk behaviors, escalation patterns, crisis triggers, develop individualized safety plans with actionable crisis stabilization steps, incorporating natural supports of each IHBT youth/family
  • Use comprehensive and integrated trauma informed mental health treatments (crisis response, stabilization, safety planning, cross-system collaboration, advocacy, family counseling, individual counseling, skill building, resilience promotion, support enhancement)
  • Use system of care best practices including culturally, developmentally and linguistically appropriate, trauma informed, resiliency-focused, strength-based, youth guided, family-driven, individualized to the unique needs and strengths of the youth and family
  • Utilize a structured format for case review along with input from Supervisor
  • Complete IHBT Core Training within 6 months of employment start date
  • Participate in individualized training plan based on an assessment of specific training needs, including quarterly trainings specific to any identified training needs
  • Collect consumer satisfaction feedback utilizing IHBT surveys
  • Participate in a “ramp up” period of up to four months prior to seeing clients (promote program, attend trainings and supervision, build relationships with partners, etc)


What makes Appleseed a great place to work?

  • Here are some responses from our very own employees:
    • Staff work to make the agency a positive, progressive, and supportive environment. Personally and professionally, we put our best foot forward for our clients and for each other
    • Our staff are amazing. Flexibility with our schedules. Family environment. Knowing we are doing something that makes a difference.
    • The people and atmosphere
    • Making a difference in other people’s lives and great coworkers! The ability to do what excites you as long as it helps other with mental health progress.
    • The team approach to client care.


  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical /dental /vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee Wellness App
  • Life insurance
  • Minimum 2 weeks accrued paid vacation
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 6 self care days
  • 8 accrued sick days
  • 8 paid holidays
  • 403b w/ Retirement match
  • In House Pharmacy
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Continuing education opportunities & professional development dollars
  • Annual pay increases with performance

Salary Range: $45,000- $56,000 Annually

Send Us Your Resume

If you are interested in joining our team of professionals, please apply at /surveys/resume. We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Alyssa McQuate ( with any questions. Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc. is committed to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people. Employment decisions are made based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. BIPOC highly encouraged to apply. The Agency does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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