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Mental Health Therapist

Job Summary
The Women’s Resource Center at the University of Utah enthusiastically welcomes applications for two Mental Health Therapists. This position is responsible for providing individual counseling services for University of Utah students. They will also provide co-facilitation for one evening support group and engage in case management for all clients including case management requested by other clinicians on staff. Clinical consultation with other clinicians and trainees will occur as needed. A strong knowledge base regarding anti-racist and affirming mental health care is desired.

For more information about the WRC, please visit www.womenscenter.utah.edu.

An excellent benefits package is included (see https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/ for a full description of the benefits package):
    • 14.2% retirement matching
    • Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA)
    • 13 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month
    • Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow for access to care through the University of Utah health system
    • Tuition benefits
    • Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available.

 


Candidates earning a graduate degree by August 2022 will be considered.
One year of education is equivalent to two years of relevant experience.

About Student Affairs
Student Affairs is comprised of over 20 departments and is focused on supporting student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. To that end, we aim to foster an environment that encourages employees to embrace innovative service delivery methods to best meet the needs of our students. As a result, students have the opportunity to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners.

Student Affairs is committed to the grounding of our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of both students and staff and ensures they have the opportunity to be fully incorporated into university life.
Responsibilities
    • Provides counseling for individual clients as well as case management and advocacy as needed.
    • Facilitates an evening support group for women.
    • Completes and maintains appropriate counseling records in Titanium database.
    • Utilizes a strong feminist perspective in counseling theory and be committed to an empowerment model based in sociopolitical analysis as well as client coping skills and their contexts.
    • Represent the WRC as a liaison with other campus departments and local community mental health resources.
    • Opportunities for supervision and training of agency trainees are also possible.
    • Other responsibilities as assigned.

 


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 of 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.

Department Preferred Minimum Qualifications
    • Master’s Degree from an accredited school; Licensed mental health provider in the state of Utah or ability to work towards licensure in this position.
    • Demonstrated human relations and effective verbal and written communication skills; and proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, problem solve, and resolve conflicts for Individuals, couples, and groups.

 

 
Candidates earning a graduate degree by August 2022 will be considered.

One year of education is equivalent to two years of relevant experience.
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For more information or to apply, visit https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/136566

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Last Updated: 7/21/22