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Therapist - Mental Health -Paid
Summary
Title:Therapist - Mental Health -Paid
ID:1979
Department:ATS
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah
Description
$1,500 signing bonus paid at 6 months! Work on a multi-disciplinary team that is a collaboration of Volunteers of America, The Road Home and SL County, with staff from each agency working cohesively. The team connects individuals experiencing persistent homelessness with housing assistance and services needed to end homelessness and to avoid becoming chronically homeless. Provide clinical case management, crisis intervention, and short -term therapeutic intervention where the clients live. Supervision is provided for those individuals on the licensure track.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide high-quality, objective substance use assessments for individuals with possible substance use issues.Assessments will include:
    • Comprehensive DSM diagnoses.
    • Detailed information regarding substance use and/or mental health issues.
    • Consideration of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) placement criteria.
  • Provide education to program participants about common mental health and substance use disorders and available treatment options.
  • Provide referrals to the appropriate services to address the individual’s unique treatment issues and life circumstances.
  • Provide brief counseling or psychotherapy using evidence-based techniques such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing, or other relevant interventions.
  • Visit with program participants who are homeless or recently housed, and provide support for them as they stabilize in housing.
  • Facilitate participant engagement and follow-up with referred treatment program.
  • Track participant follow up and clinical outcomes.
  • Document participant progress and treatment.
  • Use agency vehicles to provide transportation for participants.
Qualifications
  • Master’s level degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field. Active licensure through the state of Utah to practice mental health therapy.
  • Experience performing biopsychosocial assessments and utilizing the ASAM criteria.
  • Previous training and experience working with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Experience working with diverse and vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledge of homeless populations and Salt Lake area community resources preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Ability to be proactive and maintain organization, initiating daily tasks, and coordinating schedules working as a member of a team.
  • Be dependable and reliable.
  • Ability to build and foster relationships with partner agencies.
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor with a potentially high distress population.
  • Ability to enter clients’ dwellings, including climbing stairs.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Pass criminal background check and drug screening.​
Full-time benefits include: paid holidays, vacation and sick time; low cost medical, VOA contributes $1,200 annually to your Health Savings Account, dental, vision and life insurance; 403b retirement plan with company match.
Salary: $45,000

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