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

Category Healthcare  
Description

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/Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind Program 8 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 with excellent verbal skills, and a willingness to increase their knowledge and ability to work with children in this low-incidence group.

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/hard of hearing or deafblind. This is an itinerant position and requires the therapist to live in the Southwest or West Central 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 Lori Vigesaa @ lvigesaa@tsapc.net

 
Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

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 exposure to American Sign Language to complete job duties.

Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals by using tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.

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 Qualification:

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)

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.

2 years of clinical practice serving children and adolescents with Emotional Disturbance and Severe Emotional Disturbance and their families.

 

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Rate of Pay 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-23-00004  
Open Date 7/25/2023  
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 accepting applications.

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