Mental Health Therapist 8037BR Student Affairs Counseling and Psychological Services
Detailed Job Description
Provide individual and group counseling services to a culturally diverse undergraduate and graduate student population that includes mental health needs assessments, intake evaluations, clinical interventions, treatment follow-up, and appropriate referrals. Direct clinical service may include providing community referrals, working with student families and campus community members. Direct service may occur in the counseling center main office and in embedded locations on campus.
Complete and maintain clinical documentation (including, but not limited to, needs assessments, intake evaluations, clinical progress notes, urgent care, psychiatric referrals, and risk assessments) in a thorough and timely manner.
Develop and deliver mental health outreach and education programming to various campus partners, informed by clinical practice. Establish and maintain formal liaison relationships with an academic college, 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.
Actively support the growing training program through possible design and delivery of didactic training seminars, supervision, and/or assistance with the design and implementation of other related training activities.
Engage in campus committees and working groups as needed, along with seeking professional development opportunities.
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. Assist with the design and implementation of Center activities and provide leadership to selected strategic initiatives.
Minimum Qualifications Education:
Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling or Social Work
Must be licensed or licensed eligible by NYS as a Mental Health Counselor or Clinical Social Worker. Must obtain NYS license or have licensure in process within one year of initial hire date.
A minimum of five years clinical experience in a dynamic mental health setting with demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team.
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.
Requires working knowledge of a broad range of evidence-based brief treatment modalities
Ability to conduct thorough risk assessments in the clinical context.
Experience working effectively with traditionally marginalized populations.
Extensive knowledge of, and good judgment in the application of, complex principles of human behavior and student development theories.
Willingness to develop expertise working with transgender students and students on the autism spectrum.
Ability to develop and provide relevant consultation and educational outreach services in a higher education learning community.
Knowledge of and ability to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with appropriate referral sources for students.
Ability to work independently within a dynamic clinical and learning environment.
Understanding of, and compliance with, the ethical and legal issues involved in the provision of clinical services.
Ability to manage and maintain confidential and private information; uses confidential, sensitive and/or private records and information, protects information appropriately.
Ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships based on respect, empathy and honesty with diverse groups and individuals.
Effective interpersonal, written, and electronic communications skills, including the ability to convey complex information in accessible terms to diverse or multicultural audiences.
Experience using information technology and computerized databases.
Knowledge of Deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), or willingness to learn.
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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