Therapist
Utah Health and Human Rights - Salt Lake City, UT

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Therapist
Utah Health and Human Rights (UHHR)

Department and location: UHHR Clinical Program, Salt Lake City, Utah
Category and Status: Regular, Full-time at 40 hours/week, non-exempt
Salary: Competitive based on qualifications and experience
Reports to: Clinical Director

Job Summary: The Therapist is responsible for working with a caseload of individuals and/or families who have survived torture and war trauma, as assigned by the Clinical Director. S/he provides individual and group mental health therapy and works closely with each client to achieve goals as outlined in a treatment plan. The Therapist also works closely with community agencies to avoid the duplication of services and to coordinate services with other agencies serving the client. The Therapist is an active and integral member of the Clinical Team.

Specific responsibilities include:
1) Job Specific Duties:

Direct Client Services

  • Provide individual mental health therapy to clients on a regular basis, scheduling up to 4 clients in office per day
  • Administer evaluative tools including but not limited to the psychosocial survey, on a regular basis
  • Work closely with UHHR case managers on shared cases to oversee that case management services are provided and are relevant to the treatment plan of the client
  • Plan, implement and assess group mental health interventions based on needs identified by targeted group
  • Provide clients with referrals to services in the community, ensuring that the referral is completed and client is connected
  • Work with clients outside of the office as needed to address their unique mental health needs
  • Coordinate care and provide light case management for clients when appropriate, or in case of emergencies

Indirect Client Services

  • Know and understand eligibility requirements and documentation for torture and asylum programs
  • Collaborate with case workers at refugee/immigrant serving agencies to coordinate and/or reduce duplication of services for clients
  • Keep updated and detailed client files on each client in caseload and clear and concise case notes
  • Record and log contact hours and clinical notes for each client
  • Respond accordingly to inquiries from the community on UHHR services

2) Client Care and Safety:

  • Maintain stringent client confidentiality both in and outside of the office
  • Adhere to UHHR security protocol
  • Conduct services in a culturally-appropriate manner
  • Adhere to code of conduct

3) Agency Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings
  • Answer phone calls, greet clients and make referrals within the agency
  • Contribute ideas to program planning and assist the program in meetings its goals
  • Adhere to agency policy and procedure manual and keep updated on changes
  • Attend outreach events and present on agency services as needed
  • Promote and represent the agency in a positive, pro-active way
  • Understand and follow program protocol and chain of command
  • Maintain a culture of respect, honesty and dignity with co-workers and clients
  • Other duties as assigned

4) Professional Development:

  • Maintain licensure/credentials as needed
  • Attend trainings relevant to job function, as supported by the budget and supervisor

5) Record-keeping and Reporting:

  • Maintain client data in the database
  • Keep client files and case notes up to date and in accordance with program policies
  • Submit reports and all administrative documentation in a timely manner

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities; however, may oversee volunteers and/or interns.

Qualifications:
Experience

  • Two or more years experience providing counseling and direct services to culturally and linguistically diverse clients (including internship and/or practicum)
  • Familiarity working with trauma and/or torture survivors
  • Experience, comfort, and sensitivity working in multi-cultural environment is required

Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to work well with an interpreter
  • Ability to actively participate and work well as a part of a dynamic multi-cultural team
  • Knowledge and experience using computers, Microsoft Office and Internet
  • Demonstrated interest in issues of immigrant communities, political torture, severe war trauma, social justice and human rights issues
  • Written and spoken fluency in English, second language preferred but not required

Education

  • LCSW or CSW with Utah licensure required

Physical Requirements:
The employee may sit comfortably to perform work. He/she will also walk, stand, bend and carry light items. The employee will be required to drive an automobile. Special physical demands are not required to perform the responsibilities of this position.

Working Conditions:
Duties are performed in an office setting and in locations outside of the office. Risks associated with this position are those found in the typical office setting.

Other:
Criminal background check, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance is required.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume


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Utah Health and Human Rights is a direct service and advocacy agency that promotes the health, dignity, and self-sufficiency of refugees,...