University of Utah Mental Health Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/09/2018

Requisition Number PRN08704N

Job Title Social Worker, Spec Exper

Working Title Mental Health Therapist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 16-19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

A maximum of 19 hours per week to be conducted on Thursdays and Fridays (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) and either Tuesday or Wednesday evening (4:30 – 6:30 pm).

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00316 - University Counseling Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $22 - $25 hourly rate to be determined based on previous experience and licensure status

Close Date

Job Summary

The University Counseling Center (UCC) welcomes applications for a part-time Mental Health Therapist to work in our multidisciplinary campus counseling agency. This position is open to mental health professionals in social work, clinical mental health counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy.


Primarily responsible to provide individual and couples counseling, with intake assessments, case management and crisis duties as assigned. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to working effectively from a multicultural orientation with our diverse college student population.

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.

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 and obtained licensure as a Clinical Social Worker. For Professional Counseling, have completed a Masters of Mental Health Counseling and obtained licensure as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor. For Psychology, have completed anAPA-accredited doctoral internship in counseling or clinical psychology and obtained licensure as a Certified Psychology Resident For Marriage and Family Therapy, have completed a clinical master’s or doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy and obtained licensure as an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist.

Applicants must document experience providing short term counseling to individuals and couples; and experience with crisis intervention and clinical consultation. Candidates must demonstrate excellent human relations skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.


Current licensure for independent practice in Utah, in social work, professional counseling, psychology or marriage and family therapy. Preference will be given to candidates with documented experience working with a multidisciplinary team, previous experience in college student mental health counseling and crisis intervention, a strong commitment to and expertise in multicultural issues, and familiarity with Salt Lake Valley community resources. Fluency in Mandarin or language other than English is also preferred.

Special Instructions Summary

To apply: Submit an online application at . Please contact Lauren Weitzman, Search 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 November 30, 2018.

Please include a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references with phone/email 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 applicants, 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”). 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.

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.

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 toCDCstandards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:•MMR•Tdap•Varicella•2-step TB•Annual Influenza•Hepatitis B for some jobsLimited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.