FT Clinical Director of Children’s Services – SLC

Location: Salt Lake City

HOUSE OF HOPE IS AN ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND WILL NOT CLOSE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.  As a substance use treatment facility, we are critical to the public health and safety of women and children throughout Utah. We are looking for dependable workers dedicated to rebuilding lives, strengthening families, and empowering women even during difficult times. House of Hope is dedicated to health and safety of our employees. We endeavor to provide all preventative safety measures and establish strict sanitation protocols in accordance to the Utah Department of Health.

This is a supervisory position providing clinical treatment and staff oversight for the young children attending House of Hope’s Hope Center for Children program (ages 0-8 years) in residential and day treatment whose mothers are in substance abuse treatment. This position is especially suited for applicants who enjoy mentoring new social workers and other children’s staff to achieve personal and professional excellence in the field of children’s mental health programming. This person is responsible for clinically supervising a small team of case managers, interns and paraprofessionals to follow clinical best practices and human services ethics. Coordinates with adult services team and community organizations to provide treatment continuum for young children with multiple risk factors. Responsible for completing assessments, treatment plans, reviews and discharge summaries for each child and must be proficient in clinical oversight of charting and record-keeping procedures for Medicaid and other contractors. Clinical services provision may include weekly individual/family therapy for children, weekly filial therapy groups for mothers and children, behavior management groups for school age children, parenting classes and occasional crisis intervention with families. Works closely with DCFS to set up reunification plans for children starting trial home placements in the program and monitors House of Hope’s residential facilities to ensure that needs of children and mothers are met while living there. Also responsible for management of children’s day treatment program serving 40 children, M-F, including scheduling, resource management, facility upkeep and safety, curriculum and staff training. Requires excellent communication and leadership skills, problem solving ability and stress management skills. Preference given to those with experience in play and filial therapy, mental health of young children, trauma-informed services, addiction treatment and a sense of humor. House of Hope was established in 1946 and is currently seeking a clinical supervisor to oversee and improve our children’s program to make a difference in the lives of the families we serve.

Status: Full Time

-Master’s level degree
-Current UT LCSW or LCMHC licensure for a minimum of 2 years
-2 or more years in a leadership/supervision capacity; 3-5 years’ experience working with young children in a mental health or similar setting, prefer experience in trauma-informed care for women and children.

Other: Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Word and Excel.

Agency Requirements:
-This is a non-smoking and tobacco-free 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 two years of sobriety.
-Must have own reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.

Hours:40 hours/week, 8 am – 5 pm with one evening per week; minimal on-call responsibilities.

Wage: $60K, with full benefits package.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter specifying your goals, skills, and interest in this position, and three employment references to Lisa Heaton at lheaton@houseofhopeut.org. Please address any questions to the same email. Thank you for your interest in House of Hope and the Hope Center for Children!