Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $25 to $30 DOE&E
Organization's Mission: Latino Behavioral Health Services (LBHS) is a nonprofit, grassroots organization created to minimize the disparities in access to mental health services among the underserved Latino population concentrated in SL Co. and the rest of Utah. As a peer run organization, Latino Behavioral Health Services exists to enhance the mental health awareness and well-being of people with mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones through support, education, empowerment, facilitation of resources and services with competent responsiveness to cultural, socio-economic and linguistic characteristics. The work of LBHS embodies a theory of change rooted in capacity building: teach a man to fish one at a time.

As a peer (consumer/family) organization, the Latino Behavioral Health Services exists to enhance the mental health awareness and well-being of people with mental illness and substance use disorders and their caregivers and loved ones in the state of Utah, responding to cultural, socio-economi
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Latino Behavioral Health Services values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Latino Behavioral Health Services is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Position Summary: LBHS is seeking to expand its individual, family, and group therapy services for the Spanish speaking community of UT. LBHS clients are typically Spanish speaking, but may also speak English or occasionally another language. The therapist may also facilitate support groups, provide community education about behavioral health, help with outreach and advocacy, and/or offer support in the office with administrative work or special projects. LBHS is seeking a licensed mental health professional who can provide these services (CSW, LCSW, CMHC, LCMHC, MFT, LMFT, or equivalent).

Weekly supervision will be provided by the clinical director, Jules Martinez, LCSW.
Primary Responsibilities: * 28-32 clinical hours weekly serving mostly Spanish speaking adults and Spanish and English speaking youth (12-18) and their parents. Clinical hours may include individual, family or group therapy as needed by the community.
* Complete documentation for all clients, including clinical evaluation, biopsychosocial assessment, treatment plan, and progress notes in a timely manner.
* Work collaboratively with LBHS staff, including peer mentors, case managers, and administrative staff to provide quality care for clients.
* Assist clients with symptom management and recovery.
* Promote personal growth and development with mental health issues.
* Assist, teach, and support clients regarding activities of daily living, vocational skills, housing access, maintaining financial supports, and building support networks.
* Link clients to other external sources of help, and coordinate care when needed.
* Attend and participate in weekly clinical and staff meetings.
Desired Qualifications: Requirements: The Therapist will be required to pass a background check. They will be thoroughly committed to Latino Behavioral Health Service’s mission. All candidates will be a licensed mental health provider (LCSW, CSW, LMHC, LMFT, etc). Additionally, they will be fluent in English and Spanish.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Abilities: Because LBHS makes every effort to uphold its mission as a peer run organization, those with lived experience similar to those of the community we serve will be strongly preferred. Therefor, LBHS makes every effort to hire and promote internally, those resident partners who have moved through LBHS programs as peers. Additionally, LBHS values the following experiences, skills and abilities:

* Bicultural - in Spanish/English
* Lived experience as or ability to work compassionately with people with mental health or substance use problems

Other preferred experiences, skills and abilities include:

* Experience working with adults, youth, and families, especially those with a mental health or substance use problem.
* Knowledge of community resources including functions of other social service agencies in Utah
* Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
* Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
Excellent knowledge of standards, ethics, and regulations for the behavioral health field
* Proficient in MS Office and computer systems (e.g. patient management software)
* Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Latino Behavioral Health Services offers the following benefits to full-time employees:

144 Hours of PTO hours per year
14 paid holidays
Medical
Dental
Vision
HSA account
Retirement plan (Simple IRA)
Life insurance
On-the-job training
Continuing education
How to Apply: Contact Cristopher Godoy, Office Manager.
Closing Date: 7/30/2022
Location: South Salt Lake

Information

Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Cristopher Godoy
Email: cris.godoy@latinobehavioral.org
Phone: 801-935-4447