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University of Rochester Mental Health Therapist - 229789 in Rochester, New York

Mental Health Therapist Job ID 229789

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry SMH Ambulatory Svcs


8 AM-4:30 PM


General Purpose:

Subscribes to the Department’s goal of creating a culturally competent environment by treating patients/families, trainees, research subjects and co-workers in a sensitive and caring manner with appropriate attention to cultural differences.Participates in available events and trainings.


Direct Clinical Service:

  • Conducts initial assessment and diagnostic evaluations of identified patients and their families as appropriate.

  • Conducts Crisis Intervention Visits

  • Designs appropriate therapeutic treatment plans with clearly defined therapeutic goals.

  • Conducts evidence-informed treatment with patients and families.

  • Collaborates with outpatient team members to provide coordinated care.

  • Completes all required clinical documentation.

  • Assesses successful completion of therapeutic goals and plans termination of therapy accordingly.

  • Meets minimum target for units of service set by service director.

Liaison Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with referral sources and other professionals both internal and external throughout patient care activities.

  • Mobilizes family and natural support networks when necessary.

  • Establishes and regularly maintains cooperative working relationships with community and health care agencies, as well as professional and administrative staff of the Medical Center and University.

Additional Professional Responsibilities:

  • Maintains professional CEU requirements by reading, attending seminars, workshops and conferences.

  • Competent eRecord User

  • Attends weekly clinical/training/supervision meetings.

  • Participates in Departmental and programmatic diversity presentations and meets annual training expectations on diversity.

  • Demonstrates commitment to the mission of the Department of Psychiatry and University by modeling honesty and integrity.

  • Personally committed to understanding and meeting the unique needs of external and internal customers.

  • Contributes to the vision and mission of the Adult Psychiatry Division.

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of Department of Psychiatry, Adult Behavioral Health and Wellmess Outpatient Services policies and procedures.

  • Coordinates with support staff regarding patient scheduling, fees, and insurance issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from a CACREP accredited program with major course work in mental health counseling and relevant experience working with children and adolescents with behavioral health concerns. Requires NYS licensure or limited permit eligible; if licensure has not been obtained upon employment, the individual has 36 months to obtain and maintain NYS licensure.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled