Group Specialist – PT (Afternoons)

Location: Salt Lake City

House of Hope (HOH) is seeking a dynamic, personable, creative, and whole-hearted individual to serve as a Group Specialist to conduct groups for women in recovery from substance use disorder at our Salt Lake City main treatment center.

This position is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy the challenge and growth from working closely with groups of people who are trying to make positive life changes. House of Hope has a dynamic team of clinicians and support staff dedicated to helping families overcome addiction and is the oldest substance abuse program in Utah, celebrating 70 years this year.

Clinical supervision, curriculum, and training provided.

About House of Hope

Nestled between downtown and the University of Utah, House of Hope (HOH), a local nonprofit, empowers women, strengthens families, and promotes recovery in our community. As Utah’s oldest treatment center (celebrating our 70th birthday in 2023), we have a long legacy of employing staff who are dedicated to the mission of spreading hope, nurturing healing, and encouraging personal growth in our colleagues, our clients, and our organization. We offer a culture of camaraderie, creativity, and collaboration as we work collectively to make a difference in the lives of the families we serve.

The successful House of Hope applicant will:
  • Conduct groups for women in substance use disorder treatment (residential and outpatient) on topics concerning recovery, such as relapse prevention, healthy pro-social behaviors, relationship enhancement, conflict resolution and other social, emotional, and mental health topics pivotal to stabilization and recovery
  • Actively and creatively facilitate group topics to motivate women to gain insight into negative behavior patterns and self-defeating actions and then to acquire new behavioral and cognitive skills to promote positive change
  • Ensure proper record-keeping and daily notes from group work
Do these qualifications match your education, experience, and/or skillset?
  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferred field of social work, human services, psychology, or similar is preferred but not required)
  • Must either have a current license or be willing to work towards social service worker (SSW) license or substance abuse license (SUDC, CSUDC, ASUDC) while employed
  • Can engage with women from diverse backgrounds with empathy and various learning styles
  • Has a basic understanding of human behavior, addiction, group dynamics, and women’s issues
  • Has assertive communication skills and great with stress management
Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree required (social work, psychology, human development (or similar field) is preferred)
  • Willingness to work towards SSW, SUDC, CSUDC, ASUDC licensure while employed
  • Part-time (Up to 28 hours per week)
  • Tuesday-Friday, 1pm-5pm
  • Mandatory training 2nd Monday of each month from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Agency Requirements:
  • Non-smoking worksite: no tobacco products allowed onsite
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must pass an extensive background check
  • Must pass a drug screening (results based on federal laws regarding illegal substances)
  • If in recovery, must have at least 2+ years of continuous sobriety
  • Must be vaccinated against COVID-19 (including booster) or be willing to start COVID-19 vaccination process immediately
  • Must be vaccinated against the flu each year during flu season (September-November)
  • Personal, reliable transportation required
  • Clean driving record and valid Driver’s License required
Wages & Benefits:
  • $14-18/hour, depending on education and experience
  • Dental & vision insurances available, if desired (premiums paid by employee)
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) available beginning day 1 (paid 100% by HOH)
  • 401(k) dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% after one year of employment
  • Employee recognition and other incentives occasionally offered
Application Instructions

Send the following to

  1. BRIEF STATEMENT OF INTEREST/COVER LETTER (may be in body of email)
House of Hope’s MISSION:
  • Treating substance use disorders, rebuilding lives, strengthening families, and empowering women.
House of Hope’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Statement:
  • We celebrate diversity by elevating empathy, encouraging inclusivity, and challenging inequity through education, awareness, and action.


House of Hope (HOH) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on achieving the HOH mission without regard to race, ethnicity, skin color, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and developmental abilities, physical ability, or religious belief. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.