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For more information about the jobs listed below or our application process, please contact our Human Resource Recruiters at 801-359-8862 and ask for Jessica Constantino ext. 2209 or Brenda Soto ext. 2131

Clinical Therapist Residential / Outpatient Treatment
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States - 84102

At First Step House, "We help people build lives of meaning, purpose, and recovery," and we are dedicated to this mission.

We are hiring for a full time Clinical Therapist Social Work in Salt Lake City, Utah with a fantastic Sign on Bonus and Relocation Package!!!

The Therapist role provides a full spectrum of clinical services within the scope of his/ her/their licensure. These services range from mental-health therapy to case management. The Therapist is responsible for providing the highest possible care to every client served. This role can be complex as therapists must navigate between varying interests. For example, while client advocacy and rapport must be priorities, consideration must be given to the interests of funders, legal entities, and other stake holders. This role requires strong collaborative skills, as therapists work with various teams, including treatment teams and legal entities. The Therapist assists the Program Manager and Director of SUD Treatment Services in other administrative tasks and works in concert with the priorities of the Senior Management Team, the Executive Director, and the Board of Directors. Strong interpersonal boundaries and a clear understanding of ethical responsibilities are a necessity for this position.

Tired of working 40 hours per week? Join our team and enjoy a standardized 36-hour work week, no change in pay!

  • Pay Ranges from $ 63,000 - 80,000 per year

Flexible Schedule depending on the facility! Example schedule: Monday through Thursday 9-hour days. Relocation package and sign on bonus

  • Licensure requirements: MSW, CSW, ACMHC, LMFT, CMHC, or LCSW

Our full-time benefits include:

  • 36 hour work week 4x9s
  • Generous paid time off allowance this increases with tenure
  • Generous holiday policy 15 observed holidays a year including your birthday
  • 401k employer matching
  • Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Medical
  • Opportunity for annual merit increase and annual bonus
  • Team environment with an exceptional work culture

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Conducts full biopsychosocial assessments, reviews and updates prior assessments, and develops initial treatment plans for clients seeking treatment, admitting to treatment, or transferring between programs.
  • In assessing clients, uses relevant clinical skills including administering assessment tools, performing interviews, gathering sensitive information, performing diagnostic interviews, maintaining rapport, writing assessment information according to protocols, and communicating with relevant parties e.g., clinical team, funders.
  • Uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine's Patient Placement Criteria ASAM PPC-2R in recommending client service levels and in formulating treatment plans.
  • Uses the Utah Web Infrastructure for Treatment Services UWITS database to enter clinical assessment, billing, and client information.
  • Completes admissions responsibilities in a timely manner including administrative work relevant to helping clients enter treatment.

For more information about our non-profit organization, you can visit our website at www.firststephouse.orgAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Welcome to Your Next Adventure

Do you love helping others? Are you excited to work for an organization that is continuously voted as a Top Work Place by the staff? First Step House is looking to hire individuals who are driven to provide the best client experience possible. If you are a results-driven, passionate person, who enjoys challenges and the rewards that come from them, we’d love to hear from you.


Making a Difference

Underlying all that we do at First Step House is a deep regard for the person. Many of our clients arrive at our doorstep with very little resources, lack of family support, and numerous barriers to overcome. They are individuals who have been stigmatized and marginalized by our society. Our task is to afford our clients respect, opportunity, and hope. It is our belief that the roles of our employees and the organization are to exercise every resource possible to empower those we serve to build healthy and resilient lives. To that end, we will make every effort to provide you with the tools and the training that you need to meet the diverse needs of our clients. 


Living Your Life

First Step House aims to help our staff help others while ensuring they have time to live life outside of work too. In 2022, First Step House moved to a 36-hour work week. By analyzing meeting and service schedules, improving internal processes, and streamlining daily staff routines, FSH was not only able to realize an improved work culture, but service improvements as well.


Competitive Benefits

  • Competitive non-profit pay
  • 36-Hour Workweek
  • 15 paid holidays per year
  • 18 days of paid time off during the first year
  • 401(k) and vested matching (put in 10%, we will match 5%)
  • 70% coverage for health benefits for full-time positions (Select Health)
  • 80% coverage for dental and vision benefits for full-time positions
  • Employee assistance program
  • Annual training allowance
  • Annual merit increases
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Challenging and supportive work environment
  • Room to grow
Take The First Step

Help is Waiting for You at First Step House

Visit our Admissions Department today to learn more about our treatment, case management, and housing programs. We provide comprehensive and client-centered services to help people build productive, meaningful, and healthy lives.