Clinical Therapist (Child/Youth Specialist) - Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake

August 13, 2019

Organization
Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake Red Mesa Counseling

SUMMARY OF WORK:
Under the supervision of the Red Mesa Counseling Program Director, provide culturally competent and trauma-informed mental health, domestic violence, and substance abuse counseling services, primarily (though not exclusively) to American Indian/Alaska Native youth up to age 24, and their families, whenever possible. Services may include individual, family, group and tradition/culture-based interventions. Work closely with community partners to coordinate holistic wellness services for participants. Contribute expertise as part of a dynamic, integrative program development team addressing substance abuse, suicide, trauma, violence and other treatment and prevention programming for youth.
DUTIES:
Direct supervision of individual staff members will be subject to credentials and relevant expertise.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Development, preparation, and administration of grant funding and donor sponsorship proposals for the UICSL.
• Oversees grant submissions including writing concept papers, proposals and documentation to connect the UICSL with established funding programs.
• Leads all efforts related to the planning, writing, securing and managing of all grant funding throughout the organization, and serves as the liaison to all grant funding agencies.
• Assisting UICSL staff with meeting reporting deadlines and tracking fund balances.
• Work with UICSL Executive Director to determine what grants and funding sources to apply for.
• Assist UICSL Program Directors in identifying potential grants, other funding opportunities and preparing applications and proposals.
• Organizes, implements and oversees grant writing activities that include government and solicitation applications and proposals for a total budget goal.
• Manage grant compliant process to ensure that all funding requirements are met and follow-up reports are being submitted to funders.
• Consult with the UICSL Executive Director to determine how the grant and funding schedule should be implemented.
• Prepare and track all grants and funding proposals that the UICSL utilizes.
• Prepares Press Release for all Grant and Funding Awards.
• Responsible for updating and managing Grant Compliance Tracker.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Provide case management services including frequent and timely correspondence with referring agencies, court personnel, and service provider partners.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with referring/collaborating agencies.
  • Work closely and seamlessly with Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake’s “Sacred Paths” youth program leaders to provide timely consultation and establish rapport and familiarity with American Indian/Alaska Native youth.
  • Provide counseling services for individuals, couples, families and groups in an appropriate and professional manner, integrating traditional American Indian/Alaska Native methods, techniques and concepts.
  • Demonstrate familiarity and compliance with professional standards including Department Of Professional Licensing (DOPL), agency, program, accreditation organization, and state/federal funding requirements.
  • Practice within scope of license, DOPL code of conduct, and profession-specific code of conduct.
  • Demonstrate understanding of and maintain ethical and professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrate commitment to promoting the welfare and well-being of participants.
  • Provide trauma-informed crisis care and assist participants in utilizing 24-hour crisis services as needed.
  • Provide bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment services including utilization of screening and assessment instruments utilized by the agency.
  • Efficiently present assessment and treatment plan reviews during clinical team staffing meetings
  • Create and maintain clinical charts efficiently and thoroughly.
  • Assist participants with treatment planning services.
  • Assist participants with discharge planning services.
  • Within reason, follow progress of discharged participants to determine effectiveness of treatment.
  • Maintain clinical documents/records confidential, while complying with professional standards including program, accreditation, agency, state and federal funding requirements.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
  • Enter participant information into documentation software in an efficient and timely manner
  • Keep online schedule accurate and up-to-date.
  • Communicate with front office staff and RM administrator(s) when arriving & leaving work.
  • Participate in all required staff meetings including clinical team staffing.
  • Participate in program development whenever appropriate.
    Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling or Doctoral degree in Psychology.
  • Unrestricted License in the State of Utah, i.e., Psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, or CMHC, is preferred. (applicants requiring supervision to complete license may also be considered)
  • Application and references should reflect direct experience working with children and youth in individual and family therapy settings.
  • Knowledge and experience in evidence-based mental health and substance use disorder treatment models preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals who have experienced domestic/sexual violence is preferred
  • Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
  • Possess a valid Utah driver’s license or ability to obtain upon hire.
  • Ability to be insured on Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake’s auto policy (no or minimal driving infractions on record)
  • Willingness to submit to a thorough criminal background check through the Office of Licensing.
  • Professional license or certification should have no unresolved citations or restrictions.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with people from American Indian/Alaska Native background in a clinical setting is preferred.

Schedule
Full-time

Salary
55k- $60k/ (depending on credentials and experience)

Apply

Complete an agency application (available at http://www.uicsl.org/employment/)
Submit your application in person to the Human Resource Manager at 120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 or by FAX to (801) 486-9943 with the following:
- Cover Letter
- 3 Professional Letters of Recommendation
- Current resume with documentation of credentials
- Professional writing sample