Utah State University

Mental Health Clinician (Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 days ago(5/13/2024 4:06 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Health & Medical Professions
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
29 hours per week
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center
Advertised Salary
$30.00-$40.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence (SCCE) is hiring a part-time Mental Health Clinician for the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) service line. The hired individual will be responsible for providing individual (and potentially group) therapy.


The Mental Health Clinician for the CRC service line provides individual and group mental health counseling services for persons with Chronic Illness, Disability, Developmental Disability, and Psychiatric Disability. The CRC service line 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.


A fully licensed clinician is preferred.  However, temporarily licensed individuals needing supervision and working towards full licensure will be considered eligible for the position.  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.



The Mental Health Clinician reports to the CRC service line Director. This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities or duties.


Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Engage in timely completion of clinical documentation and other support activities (e.g., care coordination). It is generally expected that the clinician will spend 60-70% of their time in direct client work and 30-40% in support activities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field(e.g. Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work) and eligibility for full licensure in Utah within 2 years of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current licensure as a mental health clinician that allows for independent practice in Utah (i.e., Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT))

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.

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. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application  

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

Advertised Salary

$30.00-$40.00 per hour


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. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

College/Department Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities. 


University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024


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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

*updated 09/2023


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