Job Information

University of Utah 12-month Contract Mental Health Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/28/2022

Requisition Number PRN29110B

Job Title PS Social Worker, Spec Exper

Working Title 12-month Contract Mental Health Therapist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40 hrs/week (January – May)

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Mondays through Fridays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. One or two evenings preferred and some weekends possible. Options to telecommute 1 – 2 days per week and/or 4 ten-hour work schedule.

VP Area President

Department 00316 - University Counseling Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $62,000 - $72,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University Counseling Center ( UCC ) at the University of Utah enthusiastically welcomes applications for a Contract Mental Health Therapist to serve as an integral member of our dynamic multidisciplinary team. This position is funded for one year, with the option to renew annually as the departmental budget allows. Responsibilities include providing crisis intervention services, intake assessments, and short-term counseling. This position is open to mental health professionals in social work, clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, and psychology.


  1. Primarily responsible to provide crisis intervention services, intake assessments, and individual and couple/relationship counseling.
  2. Other duties as assigned.
  3. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to an anti-racist multicultural orientation.
  4. Candidates must also demonstrate excellent human relations skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W. ) certificate for clinical practice and two years directly related experience; demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team; ability to communicate verbally as well as in writing; and experience with conflict resolution when counseling individuals, couples and groups required. Experience working with community resources, instructing and supervising Social Workers, Interns and other caseworkers preferred. Five years of experience may be required in some areas.

An L.C.S.W. is earned after completing 4000 hours of Social Work experience and a passing score on the L.C.S.W. exam.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Department Specific Qualifications

At a minimum, candidates must demonstrate eligibility for licensure for independent practice in Utah as follows: For Social Work, have completed a Masters of Social Work with licensure as a Clinical Social Worker ( CSW ). For Professional Counseling, have completed a Masters of Mental Health Counseling with licensure as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor ( ACMHC ). For Marriage & Family Therapy, have completed a clinical master’s or doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education with licensure as an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist ( AMFT ). For Psychology, have completed an APA -accredited doctoral internship in counseling or clinical psychology and obtained licensure as a Certified Psychology Resident.


  • Full licensure for independent practice in Utah in social work, professional counseling, marriage and family counseling, or psychology is preferred.
  • Preference will also be given to those with previous experience in college student mental health.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, or a language other than English also preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

To apply: Submit an online application at . Please contact Lauren Weitzman, Search Chair, with any questions about the position at . Successful completion of a background check required prior to hire .

Review of applications will begin on February 7, 2022.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.