University of Utah Social Worker in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/25/2018

Requisition Number PRN17296B

Job Title Social Worker

Working Title Social Worker

Job Grade UGR

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

M-F/8am-5pm with flexibility

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01620 - Chief Wellness Office

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $48,000 - $60,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Wellness and Integrative Health is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Social Worker. This individual will help to develop mindfulness and resilience programs for both University of Utah Health employees and patients and will report to the Associate Director of the Resiliency Center in collaboration with the Operations Manager of Wellness and Integrative Health. Wellness and Integrative Health supports internal and external wellness initiatives. The Resiliency Center, as a component of Wellness and Integrative Health enhances resilience and coordinates wellness efforts among all faculty and staff within University of Utah Health. The Social Worker will assist in creating, strengthening, and expanding programs specifically related to mindfulness, positive psychology, as well as individual, group and peer support. This position is contingent on funding approval.


•Assist with maintenance of current Resiliency Center mindfulness and resilience programming, including drop-in introduction to mindfulness classes and resilience trainings

•Develop and expand Resiliency Center mindfulness and resilience programming, with specific focus on offering mindfulness to University of Utah Health employees working in downtown Salt Lake City and the community clinics, and to various patient populations

•Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of brief resilience exercise interventions

•Develop and provide stress management/wellness treatment plans for employees and/or outpatient populations

•Provide brief counseling, including both individual and group intervention, to patients and/ or employees

•Complete other duties and projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school by the council on Social Work; current licensure to practice as a Certified Social Worker in the State of Utah. Demonstrated human relations and effective verbal and written communication skills; and proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, problem solve and resolve conflicts for individuals, couples and groups.


Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school by the council on Social Work plus two years of related experience or equivalency, and current licensure to practice as a Certified Social Worker in the State of Utah. Other qualifications include:

•Demonstrated knowledge of resilience, mindfulness, positive psychology, and wellness concepts

•Experience leading mindfulness classes

•Experience working in healthcare, an academic setting, or a similar environment

•Ability to work independently, manage time and prioritize multiple tasks.

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain working relationships with a variety of individuals, which include faculty and staff, and professionals from other institutions and professional associations.

•Highly developed sense of empathy and humor

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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.