Therapist II

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Jun 18, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Part Time


Therapist II

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:
Utah Valley University has a place for you with the Student Health Services! Enjoy amazing health benefits, retirement contributions, generous paid leave, tuition waiver for you and your dependents, and join an amazing team.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Under direction of the Director of Mental Health Services and a licensed Training Supervisor, the Therapist II has the ability and expertise to provide culturally responsive diagnose and provide treatment for learning, intellectual, psychological and social disorders and will provide psychological clinical case management; conduct individual, couples, and group psychotherapy; and provide consultation to other programs and agencies on treatment needs and behavioral plans.
  • Under supervision of an approved Training Supervisor, administer culturally responsive psychotherapy to a broad and diverse UVU student population for cognitive, substance, psychotic, mood, anxiety, dissociative, sexual, sleep, adjustment, personality and other psychological disorders. Analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions within the scope of their responsibilities.
  • Under supervision of an approved Training Supervisor, assess client's emotional, intellectual, and personality functioning to assist them in their individual needs by utilizing clinical interview methods, objective testing instruments, and clinical expertise. Provide diagnosis if applicable according to the DSM-V.
    Under supervision of an approved Training Supervisor, write and record accurate confidential record of client's condition, treatment plan, and progress towards recovery and treatment goals.
  • Under supervision of an approved Training Supervisor, conducts suicide risk assessments utilizing evidence-based practice; provide intake, triage, and crisis intervention with clients who are experiencing acute behavioral and/or emotional crisis. Manages complex and high-risk clients and provide emergency on call and after hour services as assigned.
  • Attends supervision, workshops, and didactic trainings to keep current on effective assessment and psychotherapy methods. Provide consultation on mental health related topics and/or design programs and workshops for UVU faculty, staff, student programs and student services. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
Enrolled in or graduated from an accredited institution with a Masters or Doctorate in the Mental Health field (i.e. Psychology, Social work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Counseling) and one year of full-time experience in higher education counseling or clinical setting and meets the requirements of a Resident License to practice therapy under Supervision as required by the State of Utah.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge about psychological theories, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the therapeutic professions.
  • Knowledge of essential principles of psychology, human behavior, counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Knowledge of individual, group and crises intervention techniques.
  • Knowledge of treatment plan development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of community mental health resources.
  • Knowledge of psychodiagnostic and psychiatric diagnosis based on DSM-V.
  • Knowledge of and participation in consulting techniques, public speaking, teaching, presentations.
  • Knowledge of psychological tests, effective clinical interviewing, and other assessment tools that are utilized to diagnose mental and learning disorders according to the DSM-V.
  • Basic knowledge of psychopharmacology.
  • Knowledge of Title IX procedures and campus resources.
  • Skills in treatment planning and providing effective psychological treatment for UVU students.
  • Skills in documenting treatment progress of clients.
  • Skills in the diagnosis of psychological disorders based on the DSM-V.
  • Skills in organizing and/or conducting consultation to faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Skills in public speaking, teaching, workshop presentation.
  • Skills in communication and observation used in psychotherapeutic intervention.
  • Skills in documenting the progress of clients.
  • Skills in computer software applications and confidential record keeping.
  • Under supervision, ability to recommend voluntary and/or involuntary commitment of clients for hospitalization for clients who present a serious threat of harm * either to themselves or others.
  • Ability to provide suicide risk assessments using evidence-based practice.
  • Ability to diagnose psychological disorders based on the DSM-V.
  • Ability to keep accurate and precise treatment records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to be compliant with HIPAA and FERPA privacy laws.
  • Ability to be compliant with ethical standards established within the therapeutic professions.
  • Ability to seek supervision for best practices for psychotherapeutic care.


Preferred Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with a Doctorate in Psychology with at least one year of experience. Maintain or progress toward Utah State Licensure requirements, including passing the Utah Licensing exams as outlined by DOPL.


Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in a normal office environment. Frequent sitting, occasional walking and standing. Continuous talking, hearing and seeing.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $49,955 to $62,443 annually

Advertisement Number: STA35221
Open Date: 06/17/2021
Review Start Date: 06/23/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/23037

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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