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Mental Health Therapist - Early Psychosis
Title:Mental Health Therapist - Early Psychosis
Department:First Episode Psychosis
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah

Mental Health Therapist - Prevention and Recovery from Early Psychosis

Full-Time Pay: $65000 to $74000 per year, dependent on licensure status.

Full-Time Benefits: Approximate benefits package value: $24,000+. Part-time staff are eligible for our Employee Assistance Program, retirement plan, and employee referral program.

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision coverage. Health savings account. 403b retirement plan with employer match (50% match up to 3%).
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees, their spouses, and dependents.
  • 33 paid days off: 11 observed paid holidays, 12 sick days, and 10 vacation days to start. Vacation increases to 12 days after 1 year, 15 days after 2 years, and more at 5 and 9 years of service.
    • Sick and vacation time accrue hourly per pay period.
  • $50,000 in employer-paid life insurance; additional coverage available.
  • $1,200 annual employer contribution to your Health Savings Account (paid quarterly).
  • Employee Referral Program including cash bonuses and paid time off.

Volunteers of America, Utah provides community-supported paths for those who are vulnerable to improve their lives and increase their self-reliance. In alignment with our mission, VOA Utah encourages individuals with lived experience to apply. We recognize that a person’s life experiences can provide firsthand knowledge relevant to being successful in the work that we do. We operate multiple facilities and programs where you can put your skill and expertise to work providing top-tier services to our clients in traditional and non-traditional settings.

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, provides supportive, community-based services to youth and young adults ages 16-26 who meet criteria for the PREP program. Provide training, education, and support to the transdisciplinary team and community members as well as co-facilitate groups as appropriate.


Essential Duties

  • Provides assessments, treatment plans, and interventions.
  • In collaboration with the PREP team, delivers therapy services that address diverse social, cultural, gender, and economic needs of the population served, utilizing an equity framework.
  • Adheres to PREP practice guidelines regarding training and certification.
  • Supports individuals in maintaining engagement in everyday life to promote recovery.
  • Participate in weekly staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Complete documentation and meet minimum service time based on PREP Team requirements.
  • Attend work as scheduled and arrive at the designated time. 
  • Work must be performed in the community due to the need to provide direct client care where they are at. This is not a remote position.


Secondary Duties

  • Performs community education and outreach to promote awareness of clinical high risk and first episode psychosis and to develop collaborative relationships with referral sources.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills and knowledge through attending conferences/ workshops/courses and reading professional materials that are relevant to job requirements and approved by the Program Manager.
  • Perform other functions as necessary or assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A Master’s degree in a Mental Health related field ( LCSW, CSW, ACMHC)  AND licensed by the State of Utah to perform therapy, in addition to the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Experience working with adolescents and young adults with mental health challenges as well as trauma and substance use is preferred.
  • Training and experience in evidence-based practices.
  • Knowledge of assessments, treatment plans, and interventions.
  • Knowledge/experience collaborating with community resources.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to uphold professional boundaries, confidentiality regulations, agency policies and procedures, and interact in a professional manner with a diverse workforce, clients, and the public.
  • Willingness to accept supervision and direction.
  • Become CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a current driver’s license, have a good driving record, and be insurable on the agency liability policy.
  • Must be able to pass Utah-DHS – Office of Licensing background screening and pre-employment drug screen.


Physical Demands

  • Ability to climb stairs, enter client homes, as well as deliver services in shelter, on the street, etc.
  • Work is performed inside and outside of an office environment.

Submit your resume on the career page of our website.

Volunteers of America, Utah is committed to creating a diverse environment, where all people feel valued, have the opportunity to do their personal best and where leadership development is fostered. The organization is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and developmental abilities, physical ability or religious belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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