NTID Mental Health Therapist 8174BR National Technical Institute for the Deaf NTID Counseling & Psychological Services
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. The mental health therapist will maintain a dynamic knowledge base on clinical understanding and recommended practices with individuals from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Besides providing individual and group counseling services, the mental health therapist will provide intake evaluations, mental health interventions, treatment follow-up, appropriate referrals, and working with students, 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 establish and maintain formal liaison relationships with academic colleges, campus special interest group, or other campus entity. Occasional programming and special event needs will be delivered in the evenings and on weekends. Certain recurring events, such as Student Orientation, require all staff participation. The mental health therapist will design and deliver didactic training seminars and assist with the design and implementation of other related training program activities, and 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.
Department/College Description NTID Counseling and Psychological Services (NCaPS) works under NTID Student and Academic Services and RIT Counseling and Psychological Services to provide free, confidential and personalized services to meet the mental health needs of currently 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 has a growing multicultural population on campus.
Advanced degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, counselor education, marriage and family, mental health/mental health counseling, social work or other closely related discipline.
Must be licensed/certified or licensed/certified eligible by New York State to practice clinical mental health services as a Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, or Psychologist. If not licensed or certified eligible, must have a plan of action to obtain licensure/certification within one year of initial hire.
Minimum of three (3) years of work experience in a mental health field with at least one year providing direct clinical services.
Experience in working with diverse populations
Experience in working with Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing populations.
Ability to provide clinical services to deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing students in a students preferred communication modality (e.g. American Sign Language, Signed English, Simultaneous Communication, spoken English).
ASL fluency required as measured by proficiency or other object test of sign language skill as well as observable interactions with skilled 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 and ability to apply that to 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
Demonstrated experience and ability in providing clinical services to marginalized populations and has a working knowledge of mental health implications and recommended clinical approaches for these populations.
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 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
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 119A
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds 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 www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
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