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

August 13, 2019

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake Red Mesa Counseling

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.
Direct supervision of individual staff members will be subject to credentials and relevant expertise.

• 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.


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


Complete an agency application (available at
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