Therapist – Full Time

Job Short Description:

Peace House Inc.

 
Description

Salary: $46,000 – $48,000 DOE
Job Description: Peace House is a charitable organization dedicated to ending family violence and abuse, including sexual assault and abuse, in the community through education, outreach, support services and shelter. To fulfill our mission, Peace House offers specific services to all of our clients, including Case Management, Therapy, Advocacy and Crisis Intervention. Peace House is located in Park City, UT. Peace House is an equal opportunity employer.

Clinical services are offered to all clients of Peace House. Those services are individual and group therapy, mental health assessments, crisis counseling, and referrals to qualified mental health clinicians in the community. The therapist will provide clinical services to the children and adults staying within the shelter and in the outpatient programs.

The therapist will be a full-time position and will report directly to the Clinical Director and will serve as an active member within Peace House. This position is responsible for counseling of sexual assault and domestic violence victims along with other members of the community.

1. Primary Responsibilities
• Provide initial mental health/trauma assessments that identify needs
• Share assessment findings with clients and/or their guardian, as appropriate
• Involve the client and/or guardian in the development of treatment plan and goals based off of the assessment
• Provide individual therapy services to adults and children
• Provide coordinated care by initiating and participating in client-centered consultation with other internal staff members (i.e. case manager, therapist etc.)
• Assist in establishing effective communication between Peace House and other social service agencies to ensure a smooth hand-off once a referral is required
• Facilitate/Co-facilitate group as needed
• Document all clinical sessions (individual and group) with progress notes in compliance with Peace House’s clinical documentation standards

2. Standards for Clinical Practice
• To utilize evidence-based interventions and clinical techniques and to participate in continuing education to stay abreast of current and new practices
• To utilize trauma-informed approaches whenever possible
• To maintain confidential client records in compliance with state and federal guidelines and in accordance with contractual obligations with DHS and DCFS
• To develop an understanding of the service providers commonly sourced by victims of domestic violence, particularly mental health agencies that may serve as referrals
• Promote high ethical and professional standards in all relationships and activities
• Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with agency staff, other key agencies, and any other organizations and individuals important to the success of the agency’s work

3. Professional Development
• Attend training sessions for professional development in coordination with the Clinical Director

4. Staff Collaboration: All therapists will collaborate with the following staff to ensure continuity of care, facilitate improved client outcomes and strive toward agency excellence. The Therapist will encourage, facilitate, and support those collaborations.
• Clinical Director, Shelter Manager and Program Director- to implement evidence-informed practices and trauma informed care within Peace House programs
• Case Managers – to understand and work toward client objectives, identify barriers and strengths, and optimize the client time in shelter
• Advocates – to provide support in their client services
• Therapist participation in weekly staffing meetings and clinical staffing meetings is required

Other duties as assigned by Clinical Director.

Required Qualifications

• Masters level mental health degree and current license in the state of Utah
• Clinical experience working in a social service environment with diverse client populations, including adults and children.
• Additional clinical experience working with child and adult victims of trauma, chronic abuse and/or domestic violence, substance abuse and chronic mental health issues is preferred.
• Experience and competency in using evidence-based interventions and clinical techniques.
• Ability to facilitate groups.
• Collaborative team player.
• Computer literacy and ability to utilize or learn a database.
• Able to pass a background check as required for state licensing.
• Current First Aid and CPR or ability to become certified upon employment.
• Passionate about making a real and lasting change for the better for each child and adult.
• Creative, enthusiastic and flexible—open to change and learning.

Preferred Qualifications

• Fluency in Spanish

Physical Requirements
• Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
• Ability to climb multiple levels of stairs
• Ability to administer CPR, if necessary

Location: Park City, Utah
Status: open

Information

How to Apply: Interested Applicants please send both a resume and a cover letter to melissa@peacehouse.org
Closing Date: September 8, 2017
Your Website: Visit organizational website.