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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. 

Primary Responsibilities
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

Professional Development
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.

Required Qualifications
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.

Preferred Qualifications
Bilingual English – Spanish skills
Substance use treatment experience or ability to receive training within the first year of employment.

Work Environment
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. 

Physical Demands
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
Work Location:
One location

Benefits:
Health, Dental and Vision insurance
10 Holidays and Accrued paid time off
Employee Assistance Program
Telehealth and FSA Option
Life Insurance
IRA 3% Match
Travel and Housing Allowance

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Last Updated: 4/14/21