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Clinical Trauma Therapist

Organization Overview and Mission:
Dahlia's Hope is one of the only holistic, aftercare program in Utah, and one of the few national comprehensive aftercare organizations for survivors of sex trafficking. We help survivors function independently and successfully in society through a multi-tiered approach to reach individuals at their own stages of recovery. We provide essential services to our trafficking survivors, with a focus on clinical therapy. Through clinical therapy, survivors will have access to recreational therapy, animal therapy, educational services, vocational training, health/life skills training, and housing services. All of these services are provided with the goal to lead survivors to optimism and independence. Dahlia’s Hope is seeking inspired, talented people who want to be make a difference in the lives of survivors of sex trafficking.

Position Summary:
We are looking for dynamic, positive, and enthusiastic clinical therapists to join our team. The therapist will be willing to lead group therapy sessions for our survivors as well as individual therapy. Dahlia’s Hope’s therapy modalities are EMDR and DBT, and other trauma informed modalities; the therapist will be expected to be already trained in EMDR/DBT, or willing to engage in formal EMDR/DBT training. The therapist will participate in weekly group clinical supervision with the Clinical Director and the rest of the clinical team, will attend staff meetings as assigned, and will have opportunities to participate in volunteer projects with Dahlia’s Hope. You will have the opportunity to work with a service team including case managers and recreational therapists. Daily expectations are to be on time to sessions and groups, complete clinical and group progress notes daily, attend all meetings as assigned, uphold high standards of confidentiality, be a team player, and present themselves in a professional manner. Dahlia’s Hope offers competitive pay, weekly clinical consultation, EMDR/DBT training opportunities, and individual supervision/ support as needed.

Professional Experience & Qualifications:
(1) A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, clinical counseling, marriage and family therapy, or a related field
(2) An ideal candidate would have 1-2 years of experience in the behavioral or mental health field working with populations experiencing sexual trauma, suicide ideation/self-harm urges and behaviors, or clients who have Borderline Personality Disorder and dissociative disorders


  • Completed a graduate level course(s) in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and/or have been trained in DBT through or other DBT certification-level trainings
  • Completed trainings and hours for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

In Addition:

  • Must have a desire to work with survivors of sex trafficking, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders
  • References upon request for the past three years
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Must be well organized, able to multitask, and have excellent written and verbal skills
  • Experience working in a mental health trauma care setting with diverse populations is preferred

Licensing Qualifications:

  • Must be a clinical therapist currently licensed in good standing in the state of Utah
  • Will consider applicants holding the following licenses


  • Preference given to those that can provide supervision for therapists still completing licensing hours for CSW or ACMHC

Expectations of Dahlia’s Hope Therapists:

  • Ability to conduct Individual EMDR and DBT therapy, or willingness to be trained
  • Ability to lead or co-facilitate weekly DBT skills groups
  • Ability to conduct and document intake/assessments
  • Ability to conduct DBT coaching telephone calls from survivors
  • Participation in weekly clinical consult team meeting on Thursday mornings
  • Treatment planning and coordination of survivor care
  • Ability to complete documentation in a timely fashion
  • High level of ethics and concern for survivor care
  • Commitment to mindfulness-based self-care practices

Mindsets and Characteristics of our Clinical Staff:

  • We are trauma-informed and passionate about helping survivors heal and move forward towards independence
  • We are committed and adhere to high clinical standards, professionalism, and respect for each other and our survivors
  • We are team-oriented therapists that view the accomplishments of the team as highly as individual accomplishments
  • Our team members are therapists, case managers, and recreation therapists who maintain a mindfulness practice of their own toward self-care
  • We are clinically focused, motivated by opportunities to grow, and place importance on continual therapeutic education of our therapists
  • We are committed to bringing the most effective therapies and treatments to our survivors
  • We use therapies that have gone through tons of trials and research to prove they work– and we see the evidence in the success of our survivors
  • We are ambitious and enthusiastic and committed to teaching the skills of acceptance and change to our survivors

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year

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Last Updated: 5/10/22