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Clinical Therapist (Child/Youth Specialist)

JOB TITLE:              Clinical Therapist (Child/Youth Specialist)

CLOSING DATE:     Open until filled

SALARY RANGE:    $55k- $60k/ (depending on credentials and experience)

APPOINTMENT:      Full-Time (Exempt)

SCHEDULE:              8:00 am-5:00 pm (occasional weekend and evening)

 

SUMMARY OF WORK: 

Under the supervision of the Red Mesa Program Director, provide culturally competent and trauma-informed mental health, domestic violence, and substance abuse counseling services, primarily (though not exclusively) to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth up to age 24, and their families, whenever possible. Services may include individual, family, group and tradition/culture-based interventions. Work closely with community partners to coordinate holistic wellness services for participants. Contribute expertise as part of a dynamic, integrative program development team addressing substance abuse, suicide, trauma, violence and other treatment and prevention programming for youth.

 

DUTIES:

Direct supervision of individual staff members will be subject to credentials and relevant expertise.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide case management services including frequent and timely correspondence with referring agencies, court personnel, and service provider partners.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with referring/collaborating agencies.
  • Work closely and seamlessly with UICSL’s “Sacred Paths” youth program leaders to provide timely consultation and establish rapport and familiarity with AI/AN youth.
  • Provide counseling services for individuals, couples, families and groups in an appropriate and professional manner, integrating traditional AI/AN methods, techniques and concepts.
  • Demonstrate familiarity and compliance with professional standards including DOPL, agency, program, accreditation organization, and state/federal funding requirements.
  • Practice within scope of licensure, DOPL code of conduct, and profession-specific code of conduct.
  • Demonstrate understanding of and maintain ethical and professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrate commitment to promoting the welfare and well-­being of participants.
  • Provide trauma-informed crisis care and assist participants in utilizing 24-hour crisis services as needed.
  • Provide bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment services including utilization of screening and assessment instruments utilized by the agency.
  • Efficiently present assessment and treatment plan reviews during clinical team staffing meetings
  • Create and maintain clinical charts efficiently and thoroughly.
  • Assist participants with treatment planning services.
  • Assist participants with discharge planning services.
  • Within reason, follow progress of discharged participants to determine effectiveness of treatment.
  • Maintain clinical documents/records confidential, while complying with professional standards including program, accreditation, agency, state and federal funding requirements.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
  • Enter participant information into documentation software in an efficient and timely manner
  • Keep online schedule accurate and up-to-date.
  • Communicate with front office staff and RM administrator(s) when arriving & leaving work.
  • Participate in all required staff meetings including clinical team staffing.
  • Participate in program development whenever appropriate.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of and experience with the unique cultural, historical and economic backgrounds of urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people, AND/OR evidence of cultural humility and adaptability when working with an ethnically diverse clientele.
  • Ability to successfully integrate AI/AN cultural understanding into counseling services, increasing their cultural relevance.
  • Knowledge of and a demonstrated respect for AI/AN history, values, customs, and practices.
  • Demonstrated history of following professional standards, licensing/certification, and grant/contract requirements pertaining to the position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact respectfully with all people encountered in the workplace.
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to function professionally in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes in work and personal life.
  • Ability to work through problems and resolve conflicts effectively with participants and coworkers.
  • Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize daily tasks.
  • Proficiency with Windows-format software, Microsoft Word and experience with practice management software.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Unrestricted Licensure in the State of Utah, i.e., Psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, or CMHC, is preferred. Applicants requiring supervision to complete licensure may also be considered.
  • Application and references should reflect direct experience working with children and youth in individual and family therapy settings.
  • Knowledge and experience in evidence-based mental health and substance use disorder treatment models
  • Experience working with individuals who have experienced domestic/sexual violence is preferred
  • Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
  • Possess a valid Utah driver’s license or ability to obtain upon hire.
  • Ability to be insured on UICSL auto policy (no or minimal driving infractions on record)
  • Willingness to submit to a thorough criminal background check through the Office of Licensing.
  • Professional license or certification should have no unresolved citations or restrictions .
  • Knowledge of and experience working with people from American Indian/Alaska Native background in a clinical setting is

 

*Under the Indian Hiring Preference Act, the Urban Indian Center gives preference to qualified applicants of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Complete an agency application (available at http://www.uicsl.org/employment/)
  • Submit your application in person to the Human Resource Manager at 120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 or by email to ckjansen@iwic.org with the following:
    • Cover Letter
    • 3 Professional Letters of Recommendation
    • Current resume with documentation of credentials
    • Professional writing sample
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Last Updated: 7/25/19