Therapist Supervisor

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description


Are you a licensed clinician looking for that next step in management but still wanting that rewarding career of helping others? The Department of Corrections Clinical Bureau is looking to hire a Therapist Supervisor.

Our teams of skilled professionals provide evidence based interventions to safely reintegrate justice involved individuals back into the community. Our goal is to develop and carry out high quality, programs aimed at improving individual outcomes and enhancing community safety by implementing strategies, promoting accountability, and strengthening partnerships, interventions include but are not limited to, individual, family and group therapies, psycho-educational classes, risk assessments, ASAM Levels of Care, case action planning and case management services.

Principle Duties:Plan and Administer Programs -Develop goals and objectives. Establish program performance criteria. Develop and update program curricula. Plan program implementation; provide direction to pilot and ongoing programs. Propose innovative program activities. Conduct program-monitoring visits. Advocate for programs and resources. Work with supervisor to standardize programs.
Manage/Supervise Staff – Define Job Duties. Coordinate Staff recruitment, selection, and orientation. Write performance standards. Conduct performance appraisals. Monitor and consult with contractors/staff. Ensure staff training hours are completed and staff maintains proper DOPL license. Develop an internal appraisal process for case workers and interns who work in our programs.·
Educate and Train Staff – Write and oversee training curricula. Work with supervisor to contract for specialized training; seek relevant professional development for staff. Conduct training. Develop staff awareness on the importance of behavioral health via educational and training venues. Develop expertise around behavioral health services.
Manage Fidelity of Services – Develop, implement and maintain quality assurance processes for treatment programs provided to the offenders. Write and update audit standards. Conduct program audits. Monitor corrective action plan. Identify, direct and monitor therapist, case workers and interns involvement, and activity in treatment programs.
Develop Policies and Procedures – Assist in the determination for the need of a specific policy/procedure. Review national trends and accepted standards. Research/comply with applicable statutes/guidelines. Review existing policies. Write policy and procedure drafts.
Develop Community Network Resources – Within assigned region(s), develop a network of community providers and behavioral health resources to assist in establishing and maintaining communication channels, exchanging resources, and coordinating collaborative activities.
Minimum Requirements:

has at least 2 years of directly related professional experience
licensed for at least two years as a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Clinical Mental Health Counselor in good standing

Why You Should Join Our Team:

Besides working with a dedicated team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the public’s safety, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide a generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency:

The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensures public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment. For more information on the Utah Department of Corrections please click here.


Supplemental Information

Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Clinical Mental Health Counselor.
This job is NOT a public safety certified and does not require peace officer status or cetifcation.
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.
Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack, etc. Risks also require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines. Safety and risk issues inherit while working within a correctional facility with an inmate population are presumed
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 perform the work.
Salary ranges specified reflect a minimum starting and top of range dollar amount. Actual rate per hour will be determined by evaluation of qualifications and skills of the individual and the availability of monies through budget and grants or by following DHRM rule.
All questions must be answered fully and in the format requested, if applicable. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Entering “see resume” as an answer will be considered an incomplete answer. Cutting and pasting pertinent information from your resume is acceptable, but should be edited to be a precise answer to the question.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary will be based on the Career Ladder for current UDC employees.
NOTE: Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state employees.