Contact Us

For additional information or to inquire about available services please send an e-mail to:

Executive Director :

Anthony Guzman
Phone: (801) 214-7663
Fax: (801) 486-9943
Mail Id:

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake Board Members

  • Paul Tsosie – Chair
  • Sharee Tso – Vice Chair
  • Tarl McCallson – Treasurer
  • Miriam Padilla, MD – Secretary
  • Shay Lynn Bilinski, MPA
  • Beverly Patchell, RN, BSN, PhD
  • Alissa Amy Lee
  • Angelina Whitehorse
  • Marie Christman
  • Stephanie Lynn Benally
  • Brian Parnell, MSW, CSW
  • Nizhone K Meza, MSW J.D.

Board Member Recruitment Announcement

The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake City governed by a Board of Directors is currently made up of 12 members. At this time we are not accepting applications for new board members. For more information, email Paul Tsosie at

Board Meetings

Regular Board meetings will occur on the dates listed below and will begin at 6:00 PM. All meetings are scheduled to occur at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake. Those wishing to attend and address the Board, are invited to contact the Center for information regarding any potential changes in meeting date, time or location. If you wish to be added to the agenda for an upcoming meeting please email Miriam Padilla at

2017 Schedule:

  • January 24
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April Board Meeting is cancelled. Board will have annual strategic planning in April
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

Employment Opportunities

We are currently seeking a part time therapist.
Red Mesa Outpatient Clinic

JOB TITLE: Red Mesa Contract Counselor
OPENING DATE: 5/8/2017
CLOSING DATE: 5/31/2017
PAY RANGE: $30 – $35/hour
APPOINTMENT: Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Exempt
WORK SCHEDULE: 15-20 hours/week including evenings

TEMPORARY POSITION: May 2017-August 2017*
*Additional funding is pending that may extend the duration of position and/or make it full-time

SCOPE OF WORK: Under the direct supervision of the BHOC Manager and Clinical Director, provide culturally appropriate counseling services for Urban American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN), of all ages, and their family members.

• Practice within individual and agency scope of licensure and professional code of conduct
• Know and practice ethical/professional boundaries according to professional organization and state law
• Be committed to promoting the welfare and well¬being of program clients and participants
• Be prepared to provide mental health/suicide risk crisis care as needed during business hours
• Provide program screening and referral services as necessary, including being available to take phone calls and meet with walk-in and urgent need situations
• Provide biopsychosocialspiritual (Medicine Wheel-based) assessment services including the use of specific screening and assessment instruments
• Be available and prepared for Monday AM Red Mesa staff and client staffing meetings
• Present assessments and treatment plan reviews in a professional and efficient manner
• Provide intake/orientation services for program participants
• Assist participants with treatment planning services
• Provide counseling services for individuals, couples, families and groups in an appropriate, efficient and professional manner which may include participation in traditional AI/AN healing ceremonies, practices, techniques and concepts.
• Comply with professional standards including program, accreditation, agency, state and federal funding requirements
• Assist participants with discharge planning services and document accordingly
• Establish and maintain positive working relationships with referring/collaborating agencies
• Provide limited case management services including timely correspondence and communications with referring agencies and court personnel
• Maintain clinical documents/records confidential, while complying with professional standards including program, accreditation, agency, state and federal funding requirements
• Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all services provided
• Enter participant information into agency database in an efficient and timely manner
• Maintain online schedule accurately and up to date and communicate scheduling with coworkers
• Maintain online list of program participants accurately and up to date
• Participate in discussion of program development when necessary and appropriate

• Knowledge and experience in working with people of multiple and diverse cultures
• Ability to develop and/or modify services to make them culturally relevant
• Ability to differentiate between substance abuse and mental health issues when treatment planning
• Knowledge of professional ethics/code of conduct
• Be able to follow established UICSL & Red Mesa Counseling policies and guidelines.
• Be able to follow all professional standards, licensing/certification, accreditation, and grant /contract requirements
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to respectfully interact with participants & coworkers
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
• Ability and experience in managing stressful situations effectively and efficiently
• Ability to organize and prioritize daily work duties
• Familiarity and competence in navigating UICSL/Red Mesa computer software

• Minimum Master’s degree in applied Behavioral Sciences field
• Licensure in the State of Utah–CSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMFTI, CMHC or ACMHC. Certified/Associate licensure may qualify.
• Experience in direct counseling with chemically dependent individuals and their families
• Experience in direct counseling with mentally ill individuals and their families
• Experience working with diverse populations
• Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team
• Must have a clean criminal background investigation report
• Must have a clean professional license or certification – no citations or restrictions

BENEFITS: This is a part-time position and thus ineligible for benefits such as paid time off or health insurance.
Complete an agency application. The application may be downloaded at our website,, under the “Contact Us” tab. Your application should include the following:

– THREE (3) PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (at least two from a related field).

• Online to
• By mail addressed to: Behavioral Health Manager, 120 W. 1300 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84032.
• In person to the above address during regular business hours.

Under the Indian Hiring Preference Act, the Urban Indian Center is able to give preference to qualified American Indian or Alaskan Native applicants.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job title and classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. This job description is not a contract for employment, and is subject to change to meet with programmatic and funding situations.

Please send application, cover letter, resume and other materials electronically to:

Via postal mail or hand delivery to:
Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake
Attn: Executive Director
120 West 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84115