Salt Lake County

Mental Health Therapist 15 - Sheriff's Office

Requisition ID 2023-33260
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
5 days ago(1/25/2023 5:16 PM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Location : Location
Location : Address
3415 S 900 W
Location : Postal Code
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time (Merit)
Requisition Post Information* : Post End Date

Job Description

E-mail Star   Mental Health Therapist 15 


$56,405.00 - $84,609.00 DOE* 

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus 

$6,266 annually in premium pay 

+$1 per hour worked in environmental pay 


*All job-related experience must be included on the resume portion for it to be considered in the salary offer. 


Salt Lake County…A career with a purpose in the community you love! 

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading. 


What it is like to work here: 

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees’ lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community.  To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop. 


Surround yourself with: 

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live, work, and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community.  Community is more than a place….it's our heart and service that bring us together. 


We encourage a work life balance: 

Working for Salt Lake County is more than just a paycheck.  A career with Salt Lake County includes several benefits and perks.  We support our employees with 12 Holidays, up to 24 vacation days, 12 sick days and one personal day every year.   


For Benefits information click HERE  



Conducts mental health assessments on jail prisoners and develops, documents, and implements treatment plans. Provides direct treatment and case management services. Works with prisoners' families, health care providers, and security staff to provide and appropriate level of care.  


"I have been fortunate to have worked with all age groups and in many different settings throughout my career as a case manager and mental health therapist. When I was looking for a change from my previous job, I figured I was in the 4th quarter of my career and wanted to try something different - I could not have imagined the excellent place the Salt Lake County Jail has been to work. This has become my dream job! And this is from somebody who not only had a private practice for a number of years, but also working both government and private sector jobs. The Salt Lake County Jail is not only an interesting and unique place to work, but they offer excellent benefits and very competitive wages. I cannot say enough about the support our staff receives from both collogues and administration. If you are a new Clinical Therapist graduate - 4th quarter in your career, or somebody in between, I would strongly encourage you to apply for a position at the Salt Lake County Jail!" 

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Master's degree from accredited college or university in social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling or other closely related field and Licensed as a Mental Health Therapist in the State of Utah. 

Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required pre-employment background check and subsequent mandatory background checks in accordance with current County Human Resources policy requirements. 

Must be a resident of the State of Utah at the time of hire. 

Must be a U.S. Citizen.  



  • Conducts assessment and screening services. 
  • Completes various paper forms and computer programs to document provided services so that Salt Lake County Jail clients can access mental health treatment. 
  • Provides outreach to the public and professionals with questions about substance abuse and mental health treatment. 
  • Conducts trainings and presentations regarding suicide risk/prevention, substance abuse, mental health, and accessing treatment to security and health care team. 
  • Recommends and explains treatment options and services to clients. 
  • Provides group, individual therapy, and case management. 
  • Coordinates with multiple agencies to provide client care. 
  • Provides crisis intervention services when necessary. 







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