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Youth Self Reliance Plan Clinician - Paid
Title:Youth Self Reliance Plan Clinician - Paid
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah

Therapist - Self Reliance Plan 

Schedule: Full time
Pay: $47,000/yr

Mission Statement

Volunteers of America, Utah provides a bridge to self-reliance and health for vulnerable individuals and populations who struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness in our Wasatch Front communities.

You will be based out of the Youth Resource Center; a refuge for youth ages 15-22 experiencing homelessness, mental health conditions, and extreme disconnect from positive adult role models and who benefit greatly from the consistent support of healthy adults.

Use your skills as a therapist working with the Youth Resource Center's Self Reliance Plan (SRP) clients and the Center's programs. Provide mental health support services for clients, crisis management and intervention, case management, and clinical training and consultation for staff. Supervision is provided for individuals on the licensure track.

Essential Duties
  • Conduct weekly clinical staff meetings to review client progress and provide clinical consultation for program staff.
  • Provide individual mental health support to SRP clients of the Homeless Youth Resource Center as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention and consultation related to the evaluation of the mental health of any SRP client who may be exhibiting symptoms which exceed the scope of practice of case managers and other staff.
  • Assist management with providing guidance and training for staff related to client confidentiality, working with minors, documentation and client records, etc.
  • Assist program staff with the provision of appropriate clinical referrals as needed.
  • Support Center staff with determination of appropriate client admission; per admission criteria, assist with referrals to appropriate services as needed for ineligible clients.
  • Assist Program Manager and Division Director in maintaining the quality of client records through appropriate review and oversight; assist in preparing for audits of client files.
  • Develop and help foster appropriate clinical principles aimed at providing high quality services to clients.
  • Attend regular, weekly program meetings.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a mental health discipline and Utah licensure as a mental health therapist (or eligibility for Utah licensure within 2 years of date of hire).
  • Knowledge of: DSM-based diagnostics; individual and group therapy methods; basic mental health and substance abuse evaluation and treatment methods.
  • Experience working with youth preferred.
  • Knowledge of community resources related to youth, homelessness, mental health and substance abuse
  • Experience in staff supervision, meeting management, and providing training preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Organized, detail oriented, self-starter.
  • Ability to interact with clients by demonstrating genuine empathy, concern, and understanding of clients and their difficulties.
  • Ability to work with clients of different ethnic backgrounds and different socio-economic levels.
  • Ability to interact with others in a professional manner and as a team player.
  • Ability to set limits with clients and enforce consequences.
  • Work is generally performed in an office environment, must sit for extended periods of time.
  • Pass a criminal background check and a drug screening.
Full-time benefits include:
    Low cost medical coverage (SelectHealth), with a Health Savings Account ($300 quarterly employer contribution)
    Low cost dental and vision coverage
    $50,000 life insurance coverage
    Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
    Retirement plan with employer match

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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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