Full-Time Clinical Therapist II
Under the general direction of the Program Director or Treatment Services Manager, assesses individual consumer needs; develops and implements individualized treatment programming; monitors individual consumer progress toward specific goals and objectives; participates in multi-disciplinary case staffing and utilizes caseload management systems; provides psycho social services; conducts individual, family and group counseling sessions in accordance with professional standards; coordinates psycho social services delivery with appropriate agencies within the community; and performs other duties as assigned.
DUTIES INCLUDE: Conducts individual, family, and group counseling sessions according to individualized treatment plans and in accordance with professional standards. Interviews, assesses, and identifies mental health or other problems using approved assessment instruments, social history, and consultation with community resources. Prepares reports and makes appropriate recommendations relating to treatment options using information gathered during an intake interview, collateral contacts, and reviewing assessment results.
Makes treatment/social service referrals to appropriate agencies in order to affect a positive impact on the individual’s performance. Creates, maintains, and submits accurate records and documents on a timely basis and in an appropriate manner. Prepares statistical reports to assist in monitoring expenditures and grants.
Provides clinical supervision for non-licensed employees in the assigned treatment setting. (Supervision will be conducted in a manner consistent with Utah licensing regulations and department policies.) Supervises and facilitates the delivery of specialized training and intervention skills for mental health treatment providers.
Coordinates and interacts with local and state-wide treatment providers and social service agencies using communication and interpersonal skills in order to facilitate collaboration efforts.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
Knowledge of: interviewing methods and techniques, social casework principles and methods, and mental health, assessment instruments, Federal, State and local ordinances and policies regarding therapeutic issues, clinical diagnostic methods and principles, various modalities of psychotherapy and counseling, and abnormal psychology, basic structure of the criminal justice system,
Skilled in: use of crisis intervention techniques, basic PC operation, preparing comprehensive case reports and statistics, class development and presentation.
Ability to: maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities, identify and assess symptoms relating to assigned treatment program, communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Equivalent to a Master’s Degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, or psychology from an
accredited college or university. Also, two (2) years direct clinical work experience in an appropriate treatment field (child abuse, mental health, victim counseling, and / or substance abuse), indicating full competency in clinical diagnostic assessment skills, and in developing and reviewing individualized treatment plans.
Selected applicants are subject to, and must pass, a full background check. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required. Refer to job description for requirements for Clinical Therapist I – # 2048.
Must be licensed under the Mental Health Professional Practice Act (UCA 58-60-101) as one of the following:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); physician and surgeon, or osteopathic physician engaged in the practice of mental health therapy; advanced practice registered nurse, specializing in psychiatric mental health nursing; licensed psychologist qualified to engage in the practice of mental health therapy. Incumbent is required to complete continuing education required to maintain licensure. Incumbent must possess a valid State of Utah driver’s license.