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Rochester Institute of Technology NTID Mental Health Therapist in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

NTID Mental Health Therapist


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.

Requisition Number:



National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Employment Category:


Additional Details:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to . All university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on or before December 22, 2021 or your start date (whichever is later), or have an approved medical/disability or religious accommodation.

How To Apply:

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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

Required Qualifications

  • 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

Department/College Description:

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.

About RIT:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).