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Salary: $12/hour, DOE
Job Description: Are you looking for an opportunity to utilize your skills and experience to develop programs for young children? Are you seeking a career path that includes strengthening high risk families, working in the non-profit sector or helping children heal from abuse, neglect, and trauma? House of Hope utilizes the trauma-informed psycho-educational approach with small groups of young children who are residing with their mothers in residential treatment. The toddler group leader collaborates with the clinical team to create age-appropriate interventions and therapeutic groups for toddlers in our children’s day treatment program.

This position is an especially good fit for those with:
-the ability to implement a daily group curriculum and adapt therapeutic activities with children of toddler age, with various needs and abilities
-experience/training in social skill building, childhood trauma, or children’s mental health
-self-motivation and initiative; ability to work independently with intermittent supervision
-leadership ability and competence in teaching and coaching group assistants to implement goals and curriculum
-a desire to grow personally and professionally in the social work, mental health and child development field.
-a skills set of creativity, patience, energy and ability to help children learn skills in an engaging, nurturing manner.
-the willingness to be flexible, try new things, be open to feedback and handle stress calmly.
-assertive, respectful communication skills with children, parents, group assistants and other staff
-the ability to work as a team to create a safe, nurturing, consistent environment for young children.

We are looking for someone with:
-Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, human development or similar field; willingness to work toward licensure as a Social Service Worker over 2-3 year period (see dopl.utah.gov)
-Experience working with young children (6 months to eight years old) and high-risk families
-Good basic computer and writing skills for clinical documentation and record keeping
-An understanding of professional ethics and boundaries in the human service field
-Above average problem solving skills, conflict resolution abilities and above all, a sense of humor!

Wage: $12/hour, 401(k) dollar for dollar match up to 5% after one year with vesting schedule, employee recognition and other incentives are available as well as reimbursement of licensure fee, paid training, paid supervision by a mental health therapist for licensure hours, etc.

Hours: 28-35 hours/week. Generally, Monday-Friday between 8am-4:30pm, and one weeknight (usually Wednesday) 5-7pm.

Agency Requirements:
-This is a non-smoking work site.
-Must be at least 21 years old.
-Must be able to pass extensive background check and drug test.
-If in recovery, must have at least 3 years of sobriety.
-Must have own reliable transportation and good driving record.

House of Hope is a non-profit organization providing addiction recovery and behavioral health services to help women rebuild their lives and strengthen their families at seven facilities in SLC and Provo.
Location: Salt Lake City
Status: Part Time

Information

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to: jobs@houseofhopeut.org. Please include job title you are applying for with all contact! Thank you!
Closing Date: Until Filled
Your Website: Visit organizational website.