Parent Representation Pilot Project: Program Social Worker

Program Social Worker’s (PSW) primary purpose is be available to Program Attorneys to assist parents involved in child welfare and parental rights termination proceedings in Utah and Juab Counties. The PSW will be based out of the Utah County Public Defender’s Office.


The PSW is a “Nonlawyer Assistant” under the Rule 5.3 of the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct.  This is an independent contractor position and compensation is hourly, $40-$45p/ hour, depending on qualifications and experience. The position contemplates that the PSW will work 40 hours a week.  This is a grant-funded position. The position has been funded for an initial 3 year pilot period (roughly March 1 2018- March 1, 2021) with a possibility of renewal after that period.


The ideal candidate is a MSW or LCSW with child welfare or forensic experience. Most importantly, the PSW should be someone who is interested in advocating on behalf of families by working alongside parent defense attorneys in order to help parents who are fighting to stabilize their lives and reunite with their children.

Entry-level PT/FT opportunities

Compassionate Living and Services has immediate, entry-level PT/FT opportunities in Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Our company provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries in need of extra support in their living situation while living at home. Potential job tasks range from helping individuals find work and pay bills to promoting healthy socialization and interaction with peers by planning and executing activities within the community. The individuals we work with range in age from elementary school students to middle-age adults and experience varying levels of disability.

A successful candidate will be able to pass a background/driving record check, drug screening, and have a strong desire to work with individuals with disabilities.

Starting pay is $11.50 and increases based on experience. For more information or to submit a resume and cover letter, please email:


Fair Housing Testers Needed

The Fair Housing Program at the Disability Law Center (DLC) continues to address housing discrimination throughout the state of Utah!  In the past 6 months, the DLC Fair Housing team has served 1200 individuals through our outreach efforts and client services.

We have many properties that need fair housing testing as part of ongoing investigations, which means we are still in need of testers!

Testers are the people who visit or call landlords to inquire about apartments, then submit written reports about their experiences back to the DLC.  Testers receive a stipend for each completed test after attending a training session. 

What we’re looking for is a diverse group of people to use as testers.  They don’t have to belong to a particular protected class-race, disability, color, religion, etc.-to participate.

If you know of anyone who might be interested, they can fill out an application online by following this link to our website:

Contact Vard McGuire at or at 801-363-1347×3192 if you would like additional information about our Fair Housing Program or to answer questions you might have.

Social Worker

Utah State Hospital

We have posted a position for a Social Worker on our unit. We would really like to have a number of applicants to choose from. The advantage of applying here is that we provide the hours and patients to ensure that our employees can get the “L” at the two year mark without much difficulty. Perhaps you would let your graduating students know. We will be interviewing students that have not graduated but will this spring.

On this unit, we have developed a ever-increasing toolbox of evidence-based therapies, including CBT, CBT-p, DBT, CT-R, metacognitive therapies, and psychoeducation, and have received trainings directly from EBP organizations such as The Beck Institute, CBSST, and The Linehan Institute. We are on the cutting edge of treatment for patients with Severe Mental Illness and have started to see our employees be chosen for leadership positions in the hospital. We have been identified by medical students that have worked on teams throughout the country as the most effective team they have worked with. We think this is a good place to start a career for any new graduate.

Will you please let those who are in their last semester of the MSW program (especially those in the Mental Health domain; Substance Abuse and Forensics domains would also be strong candidates) that they are welcome to apply for this position as soon as they’ve taken the CSW licensing test?  They can apply by going to



Job Description

Affinity is looking for a full time therapist looking for a career opportunity to work in our Day Treatment & IOP services for youth. Location is in Utah Valley, working with mental health and substance abuse. 


Individual and/or group sessions.
Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30- schedule is flexible.

LCSW preferred 

For more information please contact: Brad Neufeld 435-830-6945

Multiple Postings

Start Your Career with the State of Utah

Today the State of Utah has 116 Job Openings 

with Various Departments and Agencies across Utah


Complete job descriptions, required skills and experience, closing dates and referral instructions are available online

Counselor I – aDDAPT

Posting # 5039-0616md

Assesses individual consumer needs, facilitates the provision of appropriate services, and monitors the progress of
individual participants. Incumbents may be assigned to one or more functional areas within the department as needed.
Work is performed under close to general supervision of a Program Coordinator or Manager.

Co-facilitates individual, family and group counseling sessions according to individualized treatment plans and in
accordance with professional standards.
Develops and supervises the drug and alcohol life skills education component of the treatment program.
Develops comprehensive treatment plans in conjunction with the primary counselor.
Facilitates psycho-educational groups.

Working Knowledge of: interviewing methods and techniques, case management principles and methods, professional
ethics standards, Utah State Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor scope of practice, substance abuse assessment
instruments, and crisis intervention techniques; clinical diagnostic methods and principles and various modalities of
counseling, psychotherapy, and abnormal psychology; criminal justice system, child welfare system and mental health
system; federal, state and local ordinances and policies regarding therapeutic issues.
Working Skill in: the practice dimensions as defined in TAP 21 published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration which are clinical evaluation; treatment planning; referral; service coordination; counseling;
client, family and community education; documentation; and professional and ethical responsibilities.
Ability to: work under minimal supervision.

Bachelor degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field. Equivalent combinations of completed
education and work experience may also be considered. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will
be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.

Must be licensed, at a minimum, as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC) or Social Service Worker (SSW) under
the Mental Health Professional Practice Act (UCA 58-60). Incumbents are required to complete continuing education
required to maintain licensure.

EXAMINATION/SELECTION PROCESS: Individuals interested in the position must submit an official Utah County
Government application and required attachments to the Utah County Office of Personnel Management, 100 East Center,
Suite 3800, Provo, UT 84606, by 5:00 PM on the closing date. NO POSTMARKS OR RESUMES. Additional
information will not be accepted after the closing date. The Personnel Department will screen the applications for
minimum qualifications. The selection process will consist of a hiring interview, and may include any one, or a
combination, of the following examinations: application and/or supplemental review/rating, written examination,
performance test and/or oral examination. The Personnel Department reserves the right to call only the most qualified
applicants to any of the examinations.



For more information, please see our website

You can also email your application and required attachments to the following email address:

Multiple Positions Available: Clinical Program Director, Adult Case Manager, Children’s Group Assistant…


We’re Hiring!

Are you interested in making a difference for a living?

Have you always wanted a job that really helped people while giving your life more meaning?

We call working at House of Hope “The Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love!” for a reason!

We want to add YOUR talent to our team of exceptional staff at one of Utah’s oldest nonprofit organizations, House of Hope!  Since 1946, our treatment programs, in SLC & Provo, have been serving women impacted by trauma, substance use disorders, mental health issues and other life challenges. If you want to work for an agency with a mission you can believe in and you are at least 21 years old, you just might want to find out more about House of Hope! For 70 years, we’ve been training staff to use their personal and professional talents to make a difference! Apply by EMAILING your resume, brief cover letter, and three professional references to

(Please state which position you are applying for with all contact.)

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PROVO OPENINGS  for 5-1-16

Clinical Program Director, FT, Must have LCSW or LCMHC for 2+ years and 3+ years of supervisory experience, 8:30-5 pm, $55-60,000 annually, Clinically supervises residential program of 16 women with young children in 90-120 day program with up to 30 staff/interns, partners with community agencies to obtain resources for families, manages billing, budgeting, hiring, training, quality assurance, oversight of Medicaid & grant billing, documentation, and contract compliance. Must be adept at conflict resolution, multi-tasking, collaboration and resource management. Full benefits pkg. including 30 paid days off/year, paid licensure & training.

Adult Case Manager, FT, 8:30-5pm, M-F, $12-15/hr. Coordinate care for up to 16 women in residential treatment and run four behavior management and life skills groups per week. Must have bachelor’s degree.

Kitchen Manager/Cook, PT, 28 hrs./wk., 10-3pm, $12-15/hr. DOE; Prepares lunch for 30 daily, plans menu, order food, teaches nutrition and ensures residents follow best practices in food preparation and storage.

Support Staff, PT, 16-28 hrs./wk., $9-10/hr., Evenings, weekend days, graveyard shifts available, Provides direct care, supervision of women & young children to ensure schedule is followed, ensures general compliance and gives positive support to residents, mandatory training, 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 3-5 pm.

Children’s Group Assistant, PT, 20-28 hrs./wk., $9-11/hour DOE, M-F, between 8-4pm, Facilitates therapeutic child care or day treatment groups with children from birth up to age 5 or 8 in summer, teaches skills to moms.


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Assesses individual consumer needs, facilitates the provision of appropriate services, and monitors the progress
of individual participants. Incumbents may be assigned to one or more functional areas within the department
as needed.

Certified Counselor