University of Utah Mental Health Intervention Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/25/2018

Requisition Number PRN17303B

Job Title Social Worker, Special Expertise

Working Title Mental Health Intervention Specialist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm general schedule. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings until 6:30. Limited consultation outside of these work hours and occasional weekend hours possible.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00316 - University Counseling Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Salary to be commensurate with skills and experience as departmental budget allows

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University Counseling Center (UCC) at the University of Utah enthusiastically welcomes applications for the full-time benefited position of Mental Health Intervention Specialist, to work as part of a crisis stabilization team in a multidisciplinary campus counseling agency.This position is open to applicants with backgrounds Social Work, Psychology, and Professional Counseling.The Mental Health Intervention Specialist will be the first contact with students experiencing significant mental health distress. Responsibilities include providing direct crisis intervention services, face-to-face case management, mindfulness-based short-term interventions, individual counseling, and outreach and prevention activities focused on suicide prevention and campus crisis response. Expertise in crisis intervention, strong clinical skills, and the ability to manage a full caseload is expected. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse college student client population.


1) Provide crisis intervention services and intake assessments.

2) Conduct individual psychotherapy.

3) Provide face-to-face case management and client follow up as needed.

4) Provide campus suicide prevention and other mental-health related outreach presentations.

5) Other responsibilities as assigned.

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.

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


Preferred Qualifications: Licensure for independent practice in Utah in social work, psychology, or professional counseling is required. For Social Work, have completed a Masters of Social Work and obtained licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). For Psychology, have completed anAPA- accredited pre-doctoral internship in counseling or clinical psychology and obtained licensure as a Psychologist. For Professional Counseling, have completed a Masters of Professional Counseling and obtained licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC). Excellent crisis intervention and clinical skills and a strong knowledge base regarding multicultural issues are also required. Preference will be given to those with experience working with a multidisciplinary team and providing mental health services on a college campus. Fluency in Mandarin or language other than English also preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Submit an online application at . Please contact Roberto Martinez, Search Committee Chair, with any questions about the position at or 801.581.6826. Successful completion of a background check required prior to hire. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2018.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references including contact information.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.