The Utah Department of Corrections is looking for a Licensed Clinical Therapist (LCT) to provide substance abuse and/or mental health treatment to probationers and parolees
at a community correctional center in Salt Lake City, UT.
Therapists utilize evidence-based treatment approaches to improve outcomes and assist
with targeting identified criminogenic factors. Therapists are primarily responsible
for completing assessments, treatment planning, facilitating groups, conducting individual
sessions, participating in treatment teams, crisis management, documenting client
progress, and completing treatment discharges. Therapists will often need to work
collaboratively with AP&P law enforcement staff, other clinical staff throughout the
department, and various community partners. The Licensed Clinical Therapist positions
are NOT public safety certified and do not require peace officer status or certification.
The Ideal Candidate will:
- Hold a Licensure as a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist,
or Clinical Mental Health Counselor
- Speak and Write effectively
- Have the ability to maintain detailed records
- Work as a team
- Experience working with substance abuse and/or mental health clients
Positions may be filled as a Caseworker III or a Social Worker upon the qualification
of the applicant. The Caseworker III shall be Licensed as Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor,
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or a Certified Social Worker. The pay range
for a Caseworker III and Social Worker is $22.67 - $30.64.
If the position is filled by an applicant who is licensed as Associate Clinical Mental
Health Counselor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or a Certified Social Worker,
the applicant must obtain the full LCT licensure within 30 months of hire.
Why You Should Join Our Team
The Utah Department of Corrections encourages the professional growth of individual
staff. And is a team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the public's safety.
You will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide a generous paid time off
so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.
The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensures
public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration
with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum
opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment,
education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment.
|Example of Duties:
- Conducts individual, family, or group therapy sessions in accordance with the established
treatment plan and provides crisis intervention if necessary.
- Delivers presentations, stand up training, and/or instruction to staff, management,
clients, and/or the general public.
- Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents, and/or other written materials.
- Refers client/inmate/patient to other available services to meet needs where appropriate.
- Organizes and conducts surveys and/or studies.
- Consults with physician and/or other health professionals as needed to ensure holistic
approach and coordination of care and case management.
- Develops and implements treatment plans to help clients mobilize inner capacities
and resources to improve social functioning.
- Prepares psychological or mental health assessments by obtaining background information
such as physical, psychological or mental health, and social factors which contribute
to the client's situation, and by studying case histories of clients/residents.
- Facilitates the use of research data to improve existing programs and utilization
- Acts as an expert witness. Gives testimony and/or recommendations in court cases and/or
- Provides case management to include evaluating the needs of clients, developing and
implementing treatment plans, and monitoring progress.
| Typical Qualifications:
|(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable
after entry into position)
- case management software systems
- provide consultation and/or expert advice and/or testimony
- court/hearing, rules, records, procedures, and protocol
- use non-violent crisis intervention techniques
- perform group and/or client therapeutic assessments
- assess physical, mental, social, and/or economic needs
- provide psychological assessment and counseling
- human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research, and/or assessment
methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
- research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information
- apply social work and/or mental health assessment and evidence based counseling techniques
- information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and
to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment
and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effectiveness
- develop individualized treatment plans
- compose and produce reports, documents, and related material
- evaluate information against a set of standards
- deliver presentations or training using acceptable methods and techniques
- communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand
information presented in writing
- survey methodology and related tools
- refer inquiries to appropriate staff, agencies, and/or organizations
- speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and
ideas as presented verbally
- agency and community resources and services
- observe details at close range and at a distance
- observe physical conditions, behavior or surroundings for potential areas of concern
or inappropriate activity
- hear sounds that may indicate potential areas of concern or inappropriate activity