Mental Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

Therapeutic Services Agency
October 19, 2018
Pine City
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Mental Health Therapist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program,   ASL proficiency is required.  Full-time position for the Southwest Region of Minnesota 

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 Southwest Region of Minnesota. 

Required Qualifications: 

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive clinical diagnostic assessment, individual and family psychotherapy, and clinical management to address emotional, behavioral and mental health issues of child, adolescent and young adult program participants.
  • Participate in case consultation and provide input to client’s treatment plan and direction.
  • Complete all related clinical documentation for assigned clients in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Willingness to be flexible in providing services to clients and their families in various community locations and in the client home.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled program staff meetings.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.

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.


  • 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.

For more information about Therapeutic Services Agency, please visit  To apply to the position, go to the careers page and apply at the posted link.  For any questions in detail about this position, please email Jacqlyn Davoll @


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