First Step House
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • $47,800 -$57,000
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


We help build lives of meaning, purpose and recovery. We are currently hiring for 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.

  • 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.


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

For more information about our non-profit organization, you can visit our website at

Pay from $23.00 - 27.00 per hour DOE 

Our mission statement is, "We help people build lives of meaning, purpose, and recovery," and we are dedicated to this mission. First Step House is a well-established, non-profit behavioral health organization that has multiple drug and alcohol treatment centers in Utah. Our team fosters a culture of honesty, transparency, proactive problem solving, and a purpose and belief in something bigger than ourselves. We are looking to hire the best employees, those who have an established set of skills yet are coachable, and those who seek to find solutions to problems rather than remaining stuck on obstacles. We support our employees by encouraging both professional and personal growth.

All 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.


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