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Organization's Mission: Utah Health & Human Rights (UHHR) mission is to promote the health and well-being of the world's torture survivors

Position Summary: The UHHR therapist is integral to helping torture survivors and their families overcome the severe, pervasive, and long-lasting effects of torture and achieve sustained physical, social, emotional, and economic well-being. Working under the Clinical Director s/he provides individual, family and group mental health therapy and works closely with each client to achieve goals as outlined in a treatment plan. The therapist works collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team to plan interventions, integrate services, and promote holistic healing. We are a trauma informed and diverse team where you will be encouraged to develop and grow professionally and have a large impact on organizational growth and programming.

Primary Responsibilities:

Direct Client Services
• Conduct comprehensive intakes to assess clients’ needs, complete psychosocial assessments, and identify diagnosis of clients’ history of trauma, acuity, strengths, and healing/recovery goals.
• Develop family-centered, strength based and culturally appropriate treatment plans and provide outpatient services to include: providing individual counseling, family counseling/training, and/or group counseling.
• Work collaboratively with UHHR case managers on shared cases to cooperate with case management services that are provided and are relevant to the treatment plan of the client
• Provide clients with supportive referrals to services in the community, ensuring that the referral is completed and client is connected
• Work with clients outside of the office in community settings as needed to address their unique mental health needs and support community integration and resource development

Indirect Client Services
• Learn and understand eligibility requirements and documentation for torture and asylum programs
• Collaborate with partners in the community including 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
• Flexibility is important to meet the needs of clients. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Desired Qualifications:

• Interest and passion for healing trauma, working with marginalized and underserved individuals, and ongoing personal professional development.
• Experience, comfort, and sensitivity working as part of a multi-cultural team
• Demonstrated interest in issues of immigrant communities, political torture, severe war trauma, social justice, and human rights issues
• Ability to work well with an interpreter
• Current Utah licensure CSW, LCSW, CMHC, ACMHC, AMFT, LMFT
• Ability to pass a background check
• Valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance

• Two or more years experience providing direct services to culturally and linguistically diverse clients (including internship and/or practicum)
• Familiarity working with trauma and/or torture survivors
• 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.

Benefits / Why Work With Us: We provide a great benefit package.
• $1,000 hiring bonus. $500 after 30 days, $500 after 6 months
• Flexible work schedule
• 100% employer paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance.
• A 401k with a 3% match eligible at start date.
• Paid lunch time, holiday, vacation, sick, and self-care time
• Annual merit increases and bonuses available
• Generous training and professional development policy
• A trauma-responsive culture with a commitment to self-care, professional development, and a client centered approach to healing

Location: Murray

Compensation Type: Hourly wages

Pay Range: 25-36

Job Type:

Full Time

Hybrid (remote and in-person)

How to Apply: send resume and cover letter to
Closing Date: until filled

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Last Updated: 3/1/23