Licensed Clinical Therapist

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State of Utah

JJS Licensed Clinical Therapist or Associate or Caseworker II
Are you currently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Mental Health Counselor? If so, the Department of Health and Human Services seeks you to join the Division of Juvenile Justice & Youth Services (JJYS) as a Licensed Clinical Therapist. As a Licensed Clinical Therapist in this program, you will provide short-term clinical intervention and crisis management services to youth in a JJYS detention and/or residential facility. You will conduct suicide risk assessments and create behavior intervention plans as well as refer youth to appropriate community resources for treatment. You may provide clinical intervention with individuals and families to assist in maintaining children in their homes, conduct mental health assessments and clinical family meetings. You will also negotiate, coordinate, monitor and evaluate service contracts; participate in research, training, and supervisory programs. Extensive evidence-based clinical training opportunities will be provided, including training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Crisis Response Planning, Seeking Safety, and suicide prevention.
Principal Duties
As the Licensed Clinical Therapist you will:
Conduct brief, solution-focused treatment interventions to address crises, assess risk, and develop plans for transition out of the facility.
Refer client/patient to other available services to meet needs where appropriate.
Conduct Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups and training in the facilities and serve as a resource for facility and program staff in promoting and teaching DBT
Consult with other professionals, including other clinicians, nurses, med management providers, case managers, and facility staff, as needed to ensure a holistic approach, coordination of care and case management.
Participate in the clinical telehealth calendar to provide crisis response and suicide risk assessments to youth in facilities across the state of Utah.
Prepare mental health assessments by obtaining background information such as physical, psychological or mental health, and social factors which contribute to the client’s situation and by studying case histories of clients/residents.
Attend multi-agency staffing meetings to coordinate care and recommend appropriate services for youth.
Facilitate the use of research data to improve existing programs and utilization of resources.
Write or draft correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.
Ideal Candidate
Is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Counselor.
Has experience developing and running group counseling sessions.
Experience using Evidence Based Practices.
This position may be filled as an Associate Licensed Clinical Therapist; Interns in their second year of a masters program in one of the above listed professions may be considered.
Why You Should Join Our Team
Employees within Juvenile Justice and Youth Services have an opportunity to see the impacts that their hard work and dedication does for the well-being of today’s youth. It is imperative that our employees provide support and guidance to troubled youth while they are transitioning into adulthood. Together, we can help to improve the lives and welfare of troubled youth.
The Agency
The Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to provide care for individuals and families in Utah. Utah Division of Juvenile Justice and Youth Services (JJYS) provides a continuum of intervention, supervision and rehabilitation programs to youth offenders while assuring public safety. For more information on Juvenile Justice and Youth Services with the Department of Health and Human Services, please click here !
Supplemental Information
Utah State DOPL requires a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (or Certified Social Worker working towards licensure), Certified Social Worker Intern working towards full licensure, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Mental Health Counselor (or Associate Mental Health Counselor working towards licensure). A PhD in Behavioral Health field may also be accepted.
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to do the work.
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.