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Licensed Clinical Counselor

REPORTS TO: Operations Director

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR: Clinical Supervisor

HOURS: Full-time

COMPENSATION: The salary range, $28-$30 will be dependent on Clinical License and years of related experience, and includes pay for time doing documentation, training and continuing education classes, and all required meetings

BENEFITS: 401(k) 3% match after six months of employment, PTO, Premium Pay, Insurance (Medical/HSA, EAP COBRA Qualified, Dental, Vision, Life, Voluntary Life, Voluntary Short-Term Disability)

VALUES: DOVE Center promotes the workplace values of TEAM Excellence; Trust (& Integrity), Empathy,

Accountability, Mutual Respect, and Excellence. In addition to our workplace values, DOVE Center expects employees to demonstrate a commitment to our agency Mission and Vision Statement, as well as our agency policies and procedures. Employees are also expected to demonstrate additional personal and professional qualities specific to their role. Specifically, clinical counselors are expected to be committed to ongoing learning and development as a trauma informed clinician; and are required to participate in a minimum of 16 hours required victim advocacy training. Clinical counselors are also expected to have high professional standards and ethics, to maintain good standing with the Utah State licensing board. Clinical counselors are expected to participate in continuing education and maintain expertise on current research and developments in the fields of behavioral health, trauma, abuse, and other pertinent topics. CEUs must include a minimum of 16 hours of domestic violence and sexual trauma related treatment-specific training every year. Clinical counselors are expected to have a thorough understanding of HIPAA, the Mental Health Professional Practice Act and other laws and rules pertinent to professional licensing and mental health counseling.

JOB SUMMARY: Provide trauma specific/trauma sensitive assessment and psychotherapy treatment services to children, adults, and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and other interpersonal abuse and trauma. In addition to individual and/or family therapy, psychotherapy treatment may include open, closed, and/or dual focused groups, for primary and secondary survivors’ clientele at any/all DOVE Center locations.


· Provide Evidence-based, trauma-focused therapy to primary and secondary survivors of trauma

· Provide crisis intervention and crisis counseling services as needed

· Conduct counseling intake and trauma sensitive, mental health assessments

· Provide diagnosis and billing information monthly for all clients assigned to specific billing contracts (DHS, CVR, etc.)

· Facilitate development of goals and individualized treatment plan within 30 days, that is periodically reassessed every 90 days

· Maintain clear/concise client files: including session/service and progress notes, treatment plans, client correspondence, telephone consultations, and termination summaries

· Be an active member in partnership with community agencies that provide services and support client recovery

· Participate in ongoing clinical meetings, case staffing, and clinical supervision/consultation

· Provide ongoing collaboration and consultation to other members of DOVE Center multidisciplinary team

· Assist Clinical Supervisor in preparing quarterly and annual counseling outcomes/progress reports

· Participate in applicable, appropriate, related professional development opportunities

· Engage in ongoing cultural awareness and sensitivity training and apply to performance of all responsibilities

· *For Child/Youth Counseling: Meet with parents/caregivers regularly to discuss minor’s progress in treatment. Assist advocates and other DOVE team members in providing supportive services to parents/caregivers/families that address the safety and well-being of minor child/youth clients

· All other responsibilities and duties as from time to time designated by DOVE Center or added to the scope of responsibility for this position


· Education:

o Graduation from college with a master’s degree (or higher) in social work, psychology, or related field required

· License:

o Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or other equivalent unrestricted professional license (LMHC, CMHC, LPC, LMFT, etc.) to practice independently as a mental health therapist

· Training/Certifications:

o Training and/or continuing education applicable to areas of interpersonal trauma, domestic and sexual violence and abuse preferred

o Training and/or certification in a psychological first aid and/or crisis intervention preferred

o Training and/or certification in an evidenced based trauma specific/trauma sensitive treatment modality preferred (ex. TF-CBT, EMDR, Play Therapy, SE, DBT, Seeking Safety, Lifespan Integration, etc.), or willing to complete said training upon hire

· Experience:

o Prior relevant experience as a practicing mental health professional working with children, adults, and/or families who have experienced trauma and abuse

o Specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skill in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of trauma-related barriers to functioning

o Knowledge Requirements:

§ Proficiency with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, Word, Excel, Google Suite, and Google Chrome

§ Familiarity and experience with documenting in an electronic record and keeping documentation current

§ *For Child/Youth Counseling: Thorough understanding of child development, attachment, childhood trauma, and child/adolescent treatment. Familiarity with Washington County resources, agencies, and stakeholders

· Intellectual and Physical Requirements:

o Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required

o Bending, twisting, reaching, and other movement may be necessary in working with children/adolescents

o Lifting of office materials (up to 20 lbs.) may also be requested

· Other Information:

o Must have reliable transportation

o Travel may occasionally be required for educational or business purposes. It is not anticipated that any travel would last more than 2-3 days

o Must adhere to the federal VAWA & HIPAA laws pertaining to confidential protected health information

o Must adhere to guidelines set forth by DOVE Center, the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and other governing bodies, concerning program policies, licensure requirements, and code of ethics

o Employment dependent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and initial onboarding training

The DOVE Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or the presence of handicaps or disabilities, or any other basis protected by state or federal law.

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Last Updated: 3/1/23