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Social Worker

The Intensive Outpatient Clinic ( IOC ) at the University of Utah is expanding, and we are looking for a licensed clinical social worker to provide professional counseling services to a population of individuals with complex psychosocial needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide direct therapy as well as assist with developing a comprehensive behavioral health program aimed at treating the bio‐psycho‐social needs of IOC patients. Therapy activities include individual, group and couples counseling. At a minimum, the ideal candidate will have working knowledge of trauma and substance use disorders.

As a patient‐focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well‐being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on‐site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at 2830 S Redwood Road, West Valley City, UT 84119 if they are healthy and without COVID‐19 symptoms.


1. Develops and implements individualized treatment approach to meet the needs of each patient and their families.

2. Works in close collaboration with all members of the treatment team including medical doctors, to further their

understanding of significant social and emotional factors contributing to the patient’s well‐being.

3. Identifies appropriate outside resources, such as community agencies, to assist patients with resuming life in their

own community and how to live with the patient’s limitations.

4. Assists in the development of departmental policies and procedures.

5. Oversees and supervises Social Workers, Interns and caseworkers within area of assignment.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.*) certificate for clinical practice and two years directly related experience; demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team; ability to communicate verbally as well as in writing; and experience with conflict resolution when counseling individuals, couples and groups required. Experience working with community resources, instructing and supervising Social Workers, Interns and other caseworkers preferred. Five years of experience may be required in some areas.

*An L.C.S.W. is earned after completing 4000 hours of Social Work experience and a passing score on the L.C.S.W. exam.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

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Last Updated: 6/18/20