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Mental Health Therapist

Sunrise is a Residential Therapeutic Center for adolescent girls ages 13 to 18. Sunrise has two locations currently in Hurricane, UT and Washington, UT both within 15 minutes of St. George, Utah.  The program is relationally based and is focused on a value system in order to facilitate lasting change in our students. The typical stay for a student at Sunrise is between 10-12 months but varies based on the individualized treatment we offer.  

General Summary: Assessment, treatment planning, therapy, and transition planning for assigned students and their families.  The primary therapist is the central figure and decision maker in the treatment of each of his/her students.

Employment Type: Full time, Competitive Salary and Benefits

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Provides weekly individual therapy session for each of the students on his/her caseload.

2.  Provides weekly family therapy session for each family on his/her caseload.

3.  Conducts group therapy sessions each week as assigned by the clinical director.

4.  Writes notes for each therapy session in a timely and professional manner.

5.  Performs a psychological assessment of students and families.

6.  Makes a psychiatric diagnoses for each student on his/her caseload.

7.  Communicates weekly with parents, Treatment Team, and Educational Consultants.  

8.  Aids in crisis intervention outside of regularly scheduled therapy sessions as needed.

9.  Creates and adjusts a master treatment plan for each of his/her students.

10. Coordinates the transition plan with parents, Treatment Team, Educational Consultants and outside agencies as needed.

11. Works in conjunction with Youth Mentors to help students complete therapeutic assignments/level requirements and advance through the levels system.

12. As assigned by the Clinical Director, instructs co-workers on disorders, issues and therapeutic techniques, as a part of the company wide training program.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1.  Knowledge of DSM-V disorders and other pertinent issues facing the students and their families

2.  Knowledge of the pertinent clinical terminology, and multiple therapeutic interventions and techniques.

3.  Skill in communicating concepts and expectations, and in teaching techniques.

4.  Skill in planning, implementing and adjusting a course of treatment.

5.  Ability to hold appropriate boundaries with students and parents.

6. Ability to assess and interpret student behavior.

7. Ability to work in a team like setting.

Required Education:

Master's Degree in Social Work, MFT, psychology, or related field. Licensure or ability to obtain licensure as LCSW, LMFT, LPC, or Clinical Psychologist in the State of Utah.

Email Rebecca McElroy at to apply.

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Last Updated: 5/28/19