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The Therapist is responsible for working with a caseload of refugee and immigrant individuals and/or families who have survived torture and war trauma, as assigned by the Clinical Director. S/he provides individual and group mental health therapy and works closely with each client to achieve goals as outlined in a treatment plan. Therapist will work closely with UHHR case management team to plan interventions, integrate services, and promote holistic client support structures. The Therapist also works closely with community agencies to avoid the duplication of services and to coordinate services with other agencies serving the client. The Therapist is an active and integral member of the Clinical Team. Flexibility is necessary to meet the needs of clients. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Job Specific Duties:

Direct Client Services

  • Conduct intakes, psychosocial assessments, and diagnosis of clients’ history of trauma, acuity, strengths, and therapy
  • Develop family-centered and culturally appropriate treatment plans and provide outpatient services to include: providing individual counseling, family counseling/training, and/or group counseling. Use evidence-based practices and trauma- informed
  • Work closely with UHHR case managers on shared cases to oversee that case management services are provided and are relevant to the treatment plan of the client
  • Provide clients with referrals to services in the community, ensuring that the referral is completed and client is connected
  • Work with clients outside of the office as needed to address their unique mental health needs
  • Coordinate care and provide supportive case management for clients when appropriate, or in case of emergencies 

Indirect Client Services

  • Know and understand eligibility requirements and documentation for torture and asylum programs
  • Collaborate with case workers at refugee/immigrant serving agencies to coordinate and/or reduce duplication of services for clients
  • Responsible for clinical documentation, i.e., progress notes, patient assessments, service/treatment plans, and other forms/records as required in a timely manner. Maintain detailed case files and other documentation
  • Participate in ongoing supervision with Clinical Director

2) Client Care and Safety:

  • Maintain stringent client confidentiality and adhere to code of conduct both in and outside of the office
  • Adhere to UHHR security protocol
  • Conduct services in a culturally-appropriate manner

3) Agency Responsibilities:

  • Attend all required meetings, promote and represent the agency in a positive, pro-active way, maintain a trauma-responsive culture of respect, honesty and dignity with co-workers and clients
  • Answer phone calls, greet clients and make referrals within the agency
  • Contribute ideas to program planning and assist the program in meetings its goals
  • Adhere to agency policy and procedure manual and keep updated on changes
  • Attend outreach events and present on agency services as needed while promoting representing the agency in a positive, pro-active way
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Professional Development:
    • Maintain licensure/credentials as needed, including required CEU’s
    • Attend trainings relevant to job function, as supported by the budget and supervisor
  • Record-keeping and Reporting:
  • Maintain client data in the database
  • Submit reports and all administrative documentation in a timely manner

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities; however, may oversee volunteers and/or interns. 



  • Two or more years experience providing counseling and direct services to culturally and linguistically diverse clients (including internship and/or practicum)
  • Familiarity working with trauma and/or torture survivors
  • Experience, comfort, and sensitivity working in multi-cultural environment is required

Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to work well with an interpreter
  • Ability to actively participate and work well as a part of a dynamic multi-cultural team
  • Knowledge and experience using computers, Microsoft Office and Internet
  • Demonstrated interest in issues of immigrant communities, political torture, severe war trauma, social justice and human rights issues
  • Proficiency in Spanish/English (written and spoken language skills), highly preferred.
  • Eligible to receive, pass, and maintain e-QIP background check -initiated by the National Background Investigations Bureau.


  • CSW, ACMHC with Utah licensure required, LMFT, LCSW (or equivalent) preferred

Physical Requirements:

The employee may sit comfortably to perform work. He/she will also walk, stand, bend and carry light items.  The employee will be required to drive an automobile. Special physical demands are not required to perform the responsibilities of this position.

Working Conditions:

Duties are performed in an office setting and in locations outside of the office. Risks associated with this position are those found in the typical office setting.


Criminal background check, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance is required. health, dental, and life insurance, PTO, holiday, and retirement available

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Heidi Justice,

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Last Updated: 4/7/22