Are you an understanding, empathetic and non-judgmental person that strives to make a positive impact on the lives of others? At Peace House, you can make a difference in the lives of women, men and children that have been affected by family violence and abuse. Peace House is a charitable organization dedicated to ending family violence and abuse in the community through education, outreach, support services and shelter. We are currently seeking a full-time Therapist.
Peace House is a charitable organization dedicated to ending family violence and abuse in the community through education, outreach, support services and shelter. Peace House offers clinical services to all its clients, including individual and group therapy, mental health assessments, crisis counseling, and referrals to qualified mental health clinicians in the community. The therapist will provide clinical services to the children and adults staying within the shelter and in the outpatient programs.
Provide initial mental health/trauma assessments that identify needs
Share assessment findings with clients and/or their guardian, as appropriate
Involve the client and/or guardian in the development of treatment plan and goals based off of the assessment
Provide individual therapy services to adults and children
Provide coordinated care by initiating and participating in client-centered consultation with other internal staff members (i.e. case manager, therapist etc.)
Assist in establishing effective communication between Peace House and other social service agencies to ensure a smooth hand-off once a referral is required
Facilitate/Co-facilitate therapy group as needed
Document all clinical sessions (individual and group) with progress notes in compliance with Peace House’s clinical documentation standards
Facilitate trauma-focused substance use treatment groups and individual treatment
Standards for Clinical Practice
To utilize evidence-based interventions and clinical techniques and to participate in continuing education to stay abreast of current and new practices
To utilize trauma-informed approaches whenever possible
To maintain confidential client records in compliance with state and federal guidelines and in accordance with contractual obligations with DHS and DCFS
To develop an understanding of the service providers commonly sourced by victims of domestic violence, particularly mental health agencies that may serve as referrals
Promote high ethical and professional standards in all relationships and activities
Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with agency staff, other key agencies, and any other organizations and individuals important to the success of the agency’s work
Attend training sessions for professional development in coordination with the Clinical Director
Staff Collaboration: All therapists will collaborate with the following staff to ensure continuity
of care, facilitate improved client outcomes and strive toward agency excellence.
The Therapist will encourage, facilitate, and support those collaborations.
Clinical Director, Director of Residential Services, Shelter Manager and Director of Program Operations - to implement evidence-informed practices and trauma informed care within Peace House programs
Case Managers - to understand and work toward client objectives, identify barriers and strengths, and optimize the client time in shelter
Advocates - to provide support in their client services
Therapist participation in weekly staffing meetings and clinical staffing meetings is required
Therapist is expected to participate in a trauma-informed manner and come prepared to all staffing meetings
Other duties as assigned by Clinical Director.
Masters level mental health degree and current license in the state of Utah
Clinical experience working in a social service environment with diverse client populations, including adults and children.
Additional clinical experience working with child and adult victims of trauma, chronic abuse and/or domestic violence, and chronic mental health issues.
Experience and competency in using evidence-based interventions and clinical techniques.
Ability to facilitate groups
Passionate about making a real and lasting change in the lives of adults and children.
Creative, enthusiastic and flexible—open to change and learning.
Collaborative team player.
Computer literacy and ability to utilize or learn a database.
Able to pass a background check as required for state licensing.
Current First Aid and CPR or ability to become certified upon employment.
Bilingual English – Spanish skills
Substance use treatment experience or ability to receive training within the first year of employment.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Occasional lifting, toting and hauling of supplies 20 pounds and less. Interested candidates please submit both a resume and a cover letter indicating your interest and relevant experience.
Peace House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Peace House considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary Range: $44,720 - $62,400 DOE
Health, Dental and Vision insurance
10 Holidays and Accrued paid time off
Employee Assistance Program
Telehealth and FSA Option
IRA 3% Match
Travel and Housing Allowance
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