Full-Time Clinical Therapist II
May underfill as a Clinical Therapist I
Under the general direction of the Program Manager – DDAPT, 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.
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.)
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
Knowledge of Federal, State and local ordinances and policies regarding therapeutic issues
Knowledge of the basic structure of the criminal justice system
Knowledge of clinical diagnostic methods, various modalities of psychotherapy and counseling, and abnormal psychology
Skill in use of crisis intervention techniques
Skill in basic PC operation
Skill in preparing comprehensive case reports and statistics
Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities
Ability to identify and assess symptoms relating to assigned treatment program
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Clinical Therapist II
1. Equivalent to a master’s degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, or psychology from an accredited college or university
2. And 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
Clinical Therapist I
1. Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, or a Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL) approved program
Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.
Clinical Therapist II
1. Must be licensed under the Mental Health Professional Practice Act (UCA 58-60-101) as one of the following:
a. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
b. Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
c. Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC)
d. Physician and surgeon, or osteopathic physician engaged in the practice of mental health therapy
e. Advanced practice Registered Nurse, specializing in psychiatric mental health nursing
f. Licensed psychologist qualified to engage in the practice of mental health therapy
Incumbent is required to complete continuing education required to maintain licensure.
Clinical Therapist I
Applicant must be licensed under the Mental Health Professional Practice Act (UCA 58-60) as one of the following:
a. Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT)
b. Certified Social Worker Intern (CSWI)
c. Certified Social Worker (CSW)
d. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
e. Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
f. Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC)
g. Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC)
h. Physician and surgeon or osteopathic physician engaged in the practice of mental health therapy
i. Advanced practice Registered Nurse specializing in psychiatric mental health nursing
j. Licensed Psychologist qualified to engage in the practice of mental health therapy
Incumbents possessing temporary licensure (ACMHC, AMFT, CSWI) must obtain, and thereafter maintain, acceptable renewable licensure within the time frames outlined in UCA 58-60-117, 205, 305, and 405 to maintain employment in this classification.
Incumbents are required to complete continuing education required to maintain licensure.