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Mental Health Therapist - ACT Team - Paid
Title:Mental Health Therapist - ACT Team - Paid
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah

Assertive Community Treatment Therapist

Pay: $50,000 - $57,500 depending on experience and licensure status - benefits eligible
Schedule: Full Time
Salt Lake City, Utah

Volunteers of America, Utah builds a community-supported bridge that provides a path for those who are vulnerable to improve their lives and increase their self-reliance.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a consumer-centered, recovery-oriented mental health service delivery model that has received substantial empirical support for facilitating community living, psychosocial rehabilitation, and recovery for persons who have the most severe disabling mental illnesses; have severe symptoms and impairments; and have not benefited from traditional outpatient programs.  ACT clients are high utilizers of crisis services and have a SPMI diagnosis.  ACT utilizes a team model, and the team is made up of about 10 staff with different disciplines including therapist, peer support specialist, case manager, vocational specialist, and an APRN for med management.  The ACT team provides at least 3 encounters per week per client, by the various disciplines.  VOA is looking for 1 full time therapist position to be a part of this team approach.  Most of the work is done in the community, as this modality targets individuals who do not benefit from traditional outpatient treatment.  This model is unique, flexible, and achieves remarkable outcomes of clients staying housed, visiting ERs less often, and stabilizing with med management.  Each day starts with a 1 hour morning meeting where the schedule and day is determined based on need.  The day to day duties are dynamic and there is a lot of room to offer creative interventions in conjunction with the team.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ mental illness symptoms and clients’ response to treatment
  • Provide direct clinical services including individual supportive therapy and psychotherapy to clients on an individual, group, and/or family basis in community settings.
  • Complete treatment plans and treatment plan reviews in a timely and professional manner.
  • Coordinate client care and treatment with multidisciplinary team and outside service providers.
  • Develop and maintain effective therapeutic alliance with clients, including conceptualizing and fostering effective therapeutic process.
  • Provide practical supports, advocacy, coordination, problem solving, direct assistance training, and supervision to help clients obtain the necessities of daily living.
  • Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Complete documentation and meet minimum service time based on ACT requirements
  • Attends work on a regular and predictable basis


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a mental health discipline and Utah licensure as a mental health therapist
  • Experience working with individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder preferred
  • Demonstrates an ability to use sound judgment within the scope of the position’s responsibilities. 
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and adapt to change.
  • Organized, detail oriented, self-starter.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated skills in crisis intervention.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel spread sheets
  • Work is performed inside and outside of an office environment; must have ability to climb stairs, enter client homes, as well as deliver services in shelter, on the street, etc.

    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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