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Licensed Clinical Therapist

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 the Orange Street 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 $20.85 - $31.41.
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.

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 of resources.
  • Acts as an expert witness. Gives testimony and/or recommendations in court cases and/or hearings.
  • 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


For more information or to apply, visit and search for Job #21275

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Last Updated: 9/12/19