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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)



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.



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



  • 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 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.



  • 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.



  • Complete an agency application (available at
  • Submit your application in person to the Human Resource Manager at 120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 or by email to 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