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University of Rochester Mental Health Therapist - 228792 in Rochester, New York

Mental Health Therapist Job ID 228792

Location Medical Faculty Group Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry EBS


8 AM-5 PM



The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester invites applications for a full-time therapist position. The therapist will be integrated into Strong Perinatal Associates, a multidisciplinary obstetrical practice dedicated to the health of women and fetuses with high-risk medical needs, to provide assessment, education, consultation, and psychotherapy for patients and their families who have mental health needs related to their high-risk pregnancy. The Mental Health Therapist participates in formal and informal collaboration with obstetrician-gynecologists, nurse practitioners, nursing care managers, genetic counselors, social workers and others. The therapist provides brief mental health services for individuals who have a diagnosable mental illness, and functions as the primary clinician and is responsible for assessment, treatment planning, therapy/counseling, and education services for patients and families within the WBHS model of care. The therapist also provides coverage for other Division of Collaborative Care and Wellness Programs as needed. The successful candidate will have expertise in evidence-based treatments, will be skilled in collaborating with an interdisciplinary team, and couples and family therapy. We are seeking a qualified master’s level candidate (LCSW or LCSW-R, LMFT, or LMHC) with three years post graduate experience and strong clinical and diagnostic skills to join our vibrant team. Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds required.


  • Under general direction and with considerable latitude for independent judgment performs complex psychosocial assessments and diagnostic formulations for patients and their families when indicated. Ensures the development and implementation of comprehensive and individualized treatment plans for patients with clearly defined therapeutic goals. 10%

  • Conducts evidence-informed treatment with patients and families. Provides direct clinical services to assigned patients, including evaluation, individual, family and/or group therapy and crisis intervention. Meets minimum target for

  • clinical productivity set by service director. Assesses successful completion of therapeutic goals and plans termination of therapy accordingly. 60%

  • Participates collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team to provide coordinated care. Collaborates with referral sources and other professionals both internal and external throughout patient care activities. Mobilizes family and natural support networks when clinically indicated. Coordinates with Ob/Gyn and Primary Care providers as well as other health care team members to ensure continuity of care. 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. Coordinates with support staff regarding patient scheduling, fees, and insurance issues. 10%

  • Documents treatment in patient's electronic medical record in compliance with Program, Department and Hospital regulations. 15%

  • Attends clinic staff and team meetings Attends new staff orientation as required by the Division, Department, URMC and discipline. Participates in all required Departmental and programmatic diversity trainings and professional development. 3%

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of, and follows, all Discipline, Collaborative Care Division, and Department of Psychiatry Mental Health and Wellness Services policies and procedures, as well as those delineated by OMH. Maintains professional standards and continuing education by reading, attending seminars, workshops and conferences, and staying up to date for the NYS requirements for maintenance of licensure as appropriate. Engages in annual and periodic performance review process with Program Director, supervisor, and clinical chief, where relevant, for the purposes of recognition of strengths and contributions, feedback, and continuous quality improvement

  • relative to performance in the role as well as the Service needs. 2%


  • Master's degree from a Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) accredited program with major course work in mental health counseling required.

  • 3 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Knowledge about and ability to implement evidence-informed psychotherapeutic interventions;

  • Commitment to and routine demonstration of biopsychosocial approach to care of individuals and families;

  • Dedication to delivering a team-based integrated model of care

  • Demonstrates cultural humility and anti-racism values and works toward ensuring all patients feel welcome.


Requires NYS licensure as a mental health practitioner or limited permit eligible; if licensure has not been attained upon employment, the individual has 24 months to attain NYS license.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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