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Mental Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program - Southwest Region MN 

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Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc. (TSA) has been providing mental health expertise and evidenced based practices in the spirit of innovation and excellence since 1978. TSA added the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program in 3 years ago to provide culturally affirmative and language specific services to address the mental health needs of children who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing. We are looking for a full-time mental health therapist who is proficient in ASL, has in-depth knowledge of Deaf culture, and an understanding of communication barriers to join our staff. We currently provide these services to children and their families across Northern Minnesota and are now expanding our services to the Southwest Region of Minnesota.

Responsibilities include providing an array of mental health services to our clients such as diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, individual therapy, family therapy, individual skills, and family skills. This position is also responsible for promoting and marketing the program; and for providing presentations to community groups, at professional conferences, and to school staff about the benefits of culturally affirmative, language specific mental health services to children who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing. This is an itinerant position and requires the therapist to live in the Soutwest Region of Minnesota.

For more information about Therapeutic Services Agency, please visit www.hoperealized.com. For any questions in detail about this position, please email Jacqlyn Davoll @ jdavoll@tsapc.net

 
Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Licensed Mental Health Professional or license eligible.
  • In-depth knowledge of Deaf culture.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Master's Degree.
  • In-depth knowledge of Deaf culture, language deprivation and its effects, and communication barriers and accommodations for individuals who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing.
  • Must either be professionally licensed or license eligible in Minnesota as a LICSW, LP, LMFT, or LPCC.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both spoken and written English and in ASL.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals by using tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
  • 2 years of clinical practice serving children and adolescents with Emotional Disturbance and Severe Emotional Disturbance and their families.
  • Ability to problem-solve and work independently.
  • Working knowledge of various computer platforms including, word processing, spreadsheet, database entry, presentation software, and video conferencing.
  • Must have reliable transportation, hold a valid driver’s license, and maintain current auto insurance.

Preferred:

  • 2 years of experience in providing mental health services to children, adolescents and families.
  • Experience working or interacting with Deaf individuals.
  • Experience with diverse populations.
  • Understanding of Trauma Informed Care.
  • Trained in a specific trauma treatment models (TF-CBT, EMDR, MAP).
  • Trained in working with early childhood mental health, DC 0-5 training.
  • Trained in play therapy or willingness to work with young children.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Rate of Pay Sign On Bonus, Competitive salary, benefits available and agency is supportive. Licensure supervision may be available.  
Position Licensed Mental Health Professional/Clinical Trainee  
Post Internal Days 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number HEA-18-00014  
Open Date 9/27/2018  
Location South West Region  
About the Organization Therapeutic Services Agency Inc.'s (TSA) mission is to help our clients experience lives of quality. TSA brings to the community mental health expertise and evidence based practices in a spirit of innovation and excellence. TSA provides meaningful and effective mental health services to support individuals' health and family well-being. We have been providing services since 1978 and continue to be well trained and experienced professionals delivering excellent services, caring about clients, appreciating collaborative relationships with colleagues and striving to help our communities in Minnesota by helping children, youths, individuals, couples and families heal, change, grow, and develop. TSA is committed to providing excellent quality services and care, best practices in treatment, safe and healthy comfortable places for our clients' service experience, caring respectful professional staff, and a dependable service experience from referral to treatment end with positive outcomes.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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