Salary: $42,000 - $50,000 / year
Job Description: FIRST STEP HOUSE
Job Posting
Do you love helping people? Do you want to work for a dynamic organization? Does the idea of working for a non-profit that feels like a start-up appeal to you? Do you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? First Step House is looking to hire individuals who are driven to provide the best patient experience possible. If you are a results-driven, passionate person who enjoys challenges and rewards that come from them, then we’d like to hear from you. First Step House is hiring a full time therapist. The Therapist provides a full spectrum of clinical services within the scope of his or her 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 Clinical Director 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. The overall goals of this position are to (a) provide high-quality care for clients, (b) provide a high level of customer service for funders, clients, and other stake holders, and (c) provide support for the clinical and administrative teams. Examples of job responsibilities include:
• Performs initial and ongoing treatment planning in collaboration with the client and the treatment team.
• Completes timely funding requests and treatment updates based upon the treatment plan.
• Uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM PPC-2R) in recommending client service levels and in formulating treatment plans.
• Facilitates addiction-related psychotherapy groups.
• Teaches and develops life-skills classes.
• At a minimum, is competent in providing substance-abuse treatment, group therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duty functions.
• Daily and exemplary attendance and punctuality is required for this position.
• Must have ability to work accurately and efficiently with high attention to detail.
• Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills (i.e., listening, verbal, and written skills).
• Must have the ability to use word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs (e.g., MS Word and Excel).
Education and Experience:
• A Master’s degree and an active license in the State of Utah as a clinical mental health counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist is required.
• Experience in both substance abuse and mental health treatment field is preferred.

The salary range starts at $42,000 to $50,000 annually depending on experience
This is a full-time position with benefits that include:
• Generous paid time off allowance (18 days starting in year one)
• Generous holiday policy (14 observed holidays a year including your birthday)
• Group health
• 401(k) employer matching
• Dental
• Vision
• Life insurance
• Opportunity for annual merit increase
• Opportunity for annual bonus

This position will remain open until filled.
For more information about our non-profit organization, you can visit our website at
Location: salt lake city


How to Apply: Interested applicants please email your resume to
Closing Date: 6/21/2018
Your Website: Visit organizational website.