Rochester, NY


Mission Statement

Mt. Hope Family Center is dedicated to promoting psychological health and well-being in the lives of children and families. We accomplish our mission by providing evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies, conducting innovative research, and disseminating what we learn by training and educating mental health professionals and researchers.

Statement of Shared Values

  • Diversity – We recognize the inherent worth and unique perspective and history of each individual.

  • Relationships – We develop trusting and collaborative relationships among clients, colleagues, and partners to guide the work we do.

  • Compassion – We promote resilience in others with sensitivity to their adversity and trauma.

  • Excellence – We are dedicated to clinical practice, research inquiry, and professional education of the highest order.

  • Integrity – We uphold an uncompromising adherence to high moral and ethical principles.

  • Innovation – We strive to be on the leading edge of basic and applied research, service delivery, and training.

  • Self and Shared Care – Recognizing the occupational hazards of Secondary Traumatic Stress, we commit to organization and personal practices that emphasize caring for ourselves so that we can effectively care for others.

Mt. Hope Family Center Mental Health Therapist (Child and Family Therapist)

Provides professional therapeutic services and support to caregivers and their children. Services include a range of evidence-based interventions to address each family’s needs. Qualified applicant will participate in supervision with program and clinical staff and intervention-specific training (e.g. Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).


Under direction and with considerable independence performs complex therapeutic duties in accordance with treatment manuals and cultural sensitivity, and is assigned cases by Clinical Coordinator, according to experience and competence. Quality of work done is determined through observation and review of cases by a Senior Clinical Staff member. Responsibilities include all, or most of the following, as well as related duties.

  • Evaluates the psychosocial status of clients and family to determine specific needs for service. Provides intensive assistance through counseling and direct services in accordance with treatment manual to the client and client's family. Collaborates with clients/families to establish treatment goal around parenting and healthy child development that are informed by the client’s/family’s culture and belief systems.

  • Supports clients in coping with difficult experiences and navigating systems. Therapeutic services occur at the family’s homes, community locations, via telehealth, or the center, depending on family preference/need. Refers client and family to desired community resources to maintain continuity of service. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with community agencies, which may be helpful to clients.

  • Attends and participates in clinical supervision meetings to help support therapist processing and case conceptualization as informed by treatment model fidelity. Helps develop a service plan for individuals through the sharing of knowledge of the clients and mobilization of available resources.

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of social work/mental health counseling practices and family/psychology practices, cultural competencies diversity, equity, and inclusion practices, and the policies of community agencies through workshops, symposia and clinical literature. Implements treatment with fidelity to evidence-based treatment models.

  • Completes recording on all cases according to established policies. Conducts correspondence with other institutions and community agencies.


For clinicians who are interested in advancement toward a Senior Clinical Staff member position, staff can consult with their supervisor regarding opportunities. Senior clinical positions could include supervision, consultation, and training opportunities.


Requires Master's degree in social work, psychology, mental health counseling or related field and/or relevant combination of education and experience will be considered. Certification/licensure as a social worker, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, or psychologist as defined by the State Education Department, Division of Professional Licensing Services is required to be obtained upon employment or within 3 years of hire. If certification has not been obtained upon employment, the individual will be encouraged and supported towards obtaining licensure within three years. Bilingual and fluent in Spanish is highly valued.


As an employer, MHFC believes that it is our responsibility to offer a work environment that is family- friendly, supportive, and trauma-informed, with generous paid time off and flexible scheduling. MHFC is dedicated to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts and candidates must demonstrate a commitment to this work and delivering services with a trauma-informed and equity lens.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 41,746 - $ 56,347 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: The College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 053

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