Utah State University

Mental Health Clinician

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/12/2022 2:46 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Health & Medical Professions
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Special Educ & Rehabil Counseling
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Mental Health Clinician (Clinician II) for the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) service line provides individual and group mental health counseling services for persons with Chronic Illness, Disability, Developmental Disability, and Psychiatric Disability. The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) service line, located within the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence (SCCE), is a systematic process which assists persons with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals in the most integrated setting possible through the application of the counseling process.

This position is contingent upon funding.


  • Provide individual and group mental health counseling services for persons experiencing psychological distress. Maintain confidential records related to client treatment through the utilization of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.
  • Help and support clients as they navigate stressors. Develop relationships with clients that encourage clients to express their feelings and to discuss what is happening in their lives and helps them develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
  • Collects information about clients through interviews, observations, and tests. Prepares and maintains treatment plans.
  • Evaluates clients’ physical or mental condition based on review of client information. Develops and implements treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. Acts as a client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations, such as suicidal ideation or self-harm.
  • Maintain a 70/30 billable hour split; meaning, prospective hires will be expected to devote 70% of their time to billable hours (e.g. client contact) and 30% to office hours and care coordination. In a standard 40 hour work week, this would mean 28 client sessions per week, and 12 hours of office time and care coordination.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities in providing clinical mental health counseling services for persons with Chronic Illness, Disability, and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Knowledge of mental health diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment planning for psychiatric disabilities.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in developing and prioritizing a therapeutic relationship with clients.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge and awareness of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM 5).
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, and cultures and their history and origins.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling (or equivalent)
  • Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC) or full Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) licensure in the state of Utah.
    For applicants licensed at the Associate level, supervision will be provided by the CRC and pursuit of full licensure will be supported as part of this position.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Submit proof of licensure (scanned image or PDF of the certificate) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”.

3. Contact information of three professional references 

4. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of the application

5. Statement of Counseling Theoretical Orientation to be typed/pasted in the "other documents" box at the end of the application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

SCCE Highlights 

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence (SCCE; https://scce.usu.edu/) provides comprehensive clinical services and applied training across the lifespan, integrating across several programs and departments. Services are provided by teams of dedicated trainees and professionals who also engage in cutting-edge research related to clinical practices and interventions.  Services provided in the SCCE include: Hearing and Balance, Speech-Language, Behavioral Health (including Psychology, Psychiatry, and Marriage and Family Therapy), and applied behavior analysis services. The Behavior Health clinic includes an Integrated Assessment team that conducts comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluations for youth and adults with suspected developmental / behavioral concerns. 


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #26 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 6th in the nation in total research dollars. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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