Therapist Supervisor

  • Full Time
  • Utah County, UT
  • $35 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $35 an hour

State of Utah

Job Description

Join our team before June 23, 2023 and receive a 5% increase to you salary.
Increase will start on June 24, 2023.

Are you looking for a way to grow in your career? Are you a problem solver seeking to improve the lives of others? The Utah State Developmental Center (USDC) is hiring a Therapist Supervisor to provide high level therapeutic interventions, to train and offer modalities to our clinical therapy team and use Trauma Informed Care in all deliverable services. You will work with individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability, assess and provide diagnostics for a wide variety of individuals, working across disciplines and be part of a multidisciplinary team.

At USDC you will serve as a leader in the Behavioral Health Unit working alongside the Licensed Behavioral Specialist, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and medical staff to provide high quality care to individuals at USDC through a holistic approach. Therapist Supervisors will:

Provide clinical supervision for clinicians and social workers at USDC as they perform individual counseling, interpret medical and psychological findings, perform short-term counseling, and provide referrals, case management and follow-up on recommended therapy.
Serve as a diagnostician and clinical liaison to administration, behavioral health staff and conducts trainings in a variety of settings.
Prepare case histories and social summaries and submits case progress to appropriate personnel.
Negotiate, coordinate, monitor and evaluate service contracts.
Participate in research, training, and supervisory programs.
Perform face-to-face supervision of peers who are endeavoring to achieve their licensure.
Provide clinical and administrative supervision for social work staff.
May plan and manage projects and/or programs.
May write (or discuss) project/program plan(s), recommendation(s) and/or finding(s).
May facilitate the use of research data to improve existing programs and utilization of resources.

Preference will be given to applicants who have worked with people with intellectual disabilities.

This position is eligible for the Veteran Employment Opportunity Program (VEOP) (Download PDF reader). If you are a veteran and would like to be considered using VEOP, please attach a copy of your DD214 to your application and answer in the affirmative on the VEOP question included in the supplemental questions.

Requires a current clinical licensure from the State of Utah for at least two years as a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Clinical Mental Health Counselor in good standing.
The Agency
The Therapist Supervisor will help support the mission of the Utah State Developmental Center which is to serve as “a statewide resource center for people with disabilities while promoting opportunity through choice and outcome based support.” Click here for more information.

Why You Should Join Our Team
As an employee of the Utah State Developmental Center you are given the opportunity to promote independent life skills for intellectually disabled individuals in our care. In return, you will enjoy a great work life balance through paid time off which allows you to spend more time with your family.If you haven’t considered a career in our state, here are 4 reasons why you should.

1. Competitive Benefits Package – In addition to your annual salary, state employees receive 15–24 days of vacation, 12 paid holidays per year, and accrued sick leave. Plus, you’ll get a complete insurance package, a 401(k) retirement plan, special discounts, and much more.

2. Education Reimbursement

3. Promotional Opportunities

4. Low Cost of Living

There’s no better time to start your State career in Utah.


Example of Duties


Supervises subordinate personnel including: hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.
Delivers presentations, stand up training, or instruction to staff, management, clients, or the general public.
Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.
Refers client/inmate/patient to other available services to meet needs where appropriate.
Develops and implements treatment plans to help clients mobilize inner capacities and resources to improve social functioning.
Assess and identify areas of development for the Behavioral Health Unit overall, and the therapists/social workers individually.
Identify modalities that are effective for people that have co-occurring diagnoses, including a developmental disability.
Develop a curriculum for direct care staff to effectively use Trauma Informed Care in their services to the individuals.
Establish roles and responsibilities of this position within the Behavioral Health Unit.
Conducts individual, family, or group therapy sessions in accordance with the established treatment plan and provides crisis intervention if necessary.
Provides clinical services involving individual, family, group counseling.
Prepare psychological or 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.
Acts as an expert witness. Gives testimony and /or recommendations in court cases and/or hearings.

Typical Qualifications
(Includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of applications and programming.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
Teaching others how to do something.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

Supplemental Information

Required to be licensed for at least two years as a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Clinical Mental Health Counselor in good standing.
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 perform the work.
Risks associated in working with behaviorally complex individuals.
USDC is covered under the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. You must be willing to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack; risks which require the use of special safety precautions, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
You must successfully pass a criminal history check.
You must be determined eligible for direct patient access to provide services to a vulnerable adult in accordance with U.C.A 26-21 and R432-35. To see what would exclude you from receiving direct patient access please click on the following link and read section R432-35-8.
Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current employees.The USDC is a smoke free campus. No tobacco use is allowed on campus.
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