Staff Therapist (multiple)

Rochester Institute of Technology,

Counseling and Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Fri, Apr 19th, '24


For priority consideration, please submit application by May 10.

Start Date:

Negotiable, with summer start preferred.

Last Updated:

Fri, Apr 19th, '24

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  • Full Time

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) is seeking to fill two openings for a Staff Therapist. The positions are housed in the central CaPS office and will be embedded part-time in the College of Science; College of Engineering; or the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Resource Center. These are full-time, on-campus, 12-month positions.

The Staff Therapist provides goal-directed therapy services to RIT students, with families and RIT community members, provides educational and outreach programming, and supports the training of graduate trainees in mental health fields. The successful Staff Therapist values a multifaceted approach to supporting student well-being involving strongly linked clinical and training efforts; collaboration with the campus community; mental health prevention/early intervention; and commitment to accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job Responsibilities

Direct Service

  • Provide individual and group therapy services to culturally diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. Conduct needs assessments, intake evaluations, treatment follow-up, and appropriate referrals. Provide urgent care and crisis intervention. Direct clinical service may occur in the CaPS main office and in embedded locations on campus.
  • Develop and deliver mental health outreach and educational programming to campus partners. Occasional programming and special event needs will be delivered in the evenings and on weekends. Certain recurring university events, such as Student Orientation, require full staff participation.
  • Actively support the graduate training program through design and delivery of didactic training seminars, supervision, and/or assistance with the design and implementation of other related training activities.
  • Maintain clinical documentation in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Review trainee session recordings and documentation.
  • Track and report on outreach activities.
Teamwork and Professional Development
  • Participate in CaPS staff meetings, peer consultation group, IHS Case Collaboration. Attend CaPS supervisory meetings.
  • In collaboration with supervisor, participate in campus committees, programs, professional development opportunities, and working groups.

How To Apply

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number (8805BR).

Additional Details

In compliance with NYS's Pay Transparency Act, the salary range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. 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, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


What do we believe at 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).


Required Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in a mental health discipline (i.e. psychology, counseling, social work)
  • Must be licensed or license-eligible in New York State as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). License and diagnostic privilege must be obtained within one year of hire date.


  • A minimum of three years of clinical experience with young adults or adults in a dynamic mental health setting with demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team.


  • Experience providing evidence-based short-term individual therapy, group therapy, consultation, crisis intervention, and case management with a range of clinical issues.
  • Ability to conduct thorough risk assessments in the clinical context.
  • Experience working effectively with historically marginalized populations.
  • Ability to develop and provide relevant consultation and educational outreach services in a higher education learning community.
  • 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, including electronic health records.
  • Knowledge of Deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), or willingness to learn.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing culturally competent services to a diverse client population, with an emphasis on serving transgender students and students on the autism spectrum.
  • Ability to provide therapy in ASL, Mandarin, Hindi, Farsi, Bengali, or Nepali.

Salary: $52,300.00 - $87,600.00 Annually


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