University of Rochester Mental Health Therapist in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry SMH Child/Adoles




Position Summary:

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.
  • 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 Depa1tmental and programmatic diversity presentations and meets annual training expectations on diversity.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the mission of the Depaitrnent 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 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of Department of Psychiatry, Pediatric Behavioral Health & Wellness Outpatient Services policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates with support staff regarding patient scheduling, fees, and insurance


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 license as a mental health practitioner or limited permit eligible; if licensure has not been obtained upon employment, the individual has 36 months to obtain and maintain NYS licensure. Requires NYS driver's license with clean driving record.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Mental Health Therapist

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 209181

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time