NTID Mental Health Therapist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
NTID Psychological Svcs
Detailed Job Description
The mental health therapist will work within a multi-disciplinary staff and report to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services. This position will value a multi-faceted approach involving strongly linked clinical and training efforts, consultation with the NTID campus community, mental health prevention/early intervention, multicultural values/awareness and collaborative campus connections. Besides of providing individual and group counseling services, the mental health therapist will provide intake evaluations, mental health interventions, treatment follow-up, and appropriate referrals, working with student families and campus community members. Direct service will occur in the counseling center and NTID campus locations. The mental health therapist will complete and maintain clinical documentation (including, but not limited to, intake evaluations, clinical progress notes for individual, group, and crisis intervention sessions, psychiatric referrals, and suicide risk assessment) in a thorough and timely manner. The mental health therapist will develop and deliver mental health outreach and education programming to various campus partners, informed by clinical practice. The mental health therapist will actively attend departmental meetings within Counseling and Psychological Services, RIT Wellness, RIT Student Affairs and NTID (Student & Academic Services and Counseling & Academic Advising Services). The mental health therapist will assist in the acquisition and maintenance of center accreditation through development of documented office policies and procedures, as well as department self-assessment. The mental health therapist will engage in campus committees and working groups as needed, along with seeking professional development opportunities. The mental health therapist will perform, as assigned, other administrative responsibilities associated with counseling and consultative services including, but not limited to, participating on Counseling Center and University committees and special projects. The mental health therapist will assist with the design and implementation of Center activities and provide leadership to selected strategic initiatives.
NTID Psychological Services at RIT Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) provides free, confidential and personalized services to meet the mental health needs of current enrolled undergraduate and graduate, deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing students. Our mission is to enhance the deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing student potential for learning and success and to promote the emotional health and well-being of the campus community through the delivery of responsive, empirically-based and culturally competent mental health services. NTID Psychological Services has a growing multicultural population on campus.
Required Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree in mental health counseling or social work or Doctoral Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology
• Must be licensed or licensed eligible by New York State as a Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, or Psychologist
• Minimum of three to five years experience providing clinical mental health services. Additional experience highly preferred.
• Experience in working with college students and with diverse client populations strongly desired
• Ability to provide clinical services to deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing students in a student’s preferred communication modality (e.g. American Sign Language, Signed English, oral, Simultaneous Communication).
• ASL fluency required as measured by proficiency or other object test of sign language skill as well as observable interactions with skills sign language users
• Demonstrated competency in the developmental, social, cognitive, linguistic, medical, and mental health implications of Deafness and hearing loss, and skill in application throughout all areas of practice (e.g. crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy, supervision, assessment, consultation, triage, and intake evaluations)
• Expertise in understanding the complexity of developmental experiences for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic treatment planning
• Ability to distinguish language acquisition deficits of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from clinically significant psychopathology
• Ability to critically review literature in the field of counseling and modify evidence-based practices to a deaf and hard-of-hearing student population
• Experience providing consultation services, short-term individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and case management and consultation services with a range of clinical issues and pathology.
• Training and experience with clients who present with complex and serve psychopathology and experience providing treatment and consultation to this population
• Demonstrated ability to handle complex, rapidly changing clinical situations (e.g. crisis situations, severe psychopathology, suicide and homicide assessment and intervention)
• Working knowledge of evidence-based practices, including a working knowledge of and ability to apply a variety of evidence-based and psychotherapy techniques (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy)
• Understanding of the college-age normative development and its challenges
• Demonstrated experience in providing culturally competent services to a diverse client population
• Effective oral/sign and written communication skills
• Understanding of, and compliance with, the ethical and legal issues involved in the provision of clinical services
• Experience using information technology and computerized databases
Employment Category: Fulltime
Staff Job Function:
Wage Band: 119A
Required Application Documents
How to Apply
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the world’s leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit http://www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and http://www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employee’s pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RIT’s Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
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