School Based Mental Health Therapist

About the Role:

Job Code: 21-1014 Salary: $31,241.60 to $80,392.00

Status: Full-time, permanent Location: SRMT Health Services

Department: Mental Health Reports To: Child/Youth Clinic Coordinator

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Mental Health Services Director and Child and Youth Clinic Coordinator, the School Based Mental Health Therapist will provide individuals and their families with counseling/psychotherapy services to promote optimum mental health in the Salmon River Central School satellite clinic and Akwesasne.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Work within guidelines of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Mental Health Services policies and procedures, internal control standards, New York State Office of Mental Health regulations and standards of care by performing the following duties:

  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with clients, fellow employees and associates.
  • Primary function is to direct psychotherapy or counseling to individuals and their families through individual, play, conjoint, family and group therapy via in person or tele-mental health modality.
  • Interviews and assesses clients and their families regarding their mental health needs.
  • Provide some select school and community programs consultation as need and availability allows.
  • Responsible for sharing mobile and on-call emergency duty.
  • Works with the Child and Youth Care Coordinator and MH Team to provide case management/coordination as necessary.
  • Monitors, evaluates and records client progress according to measurable goals described in their treatment plans.
  • Meets and consults with other members of the mental health treatment team, grant staff, and other service providers, including school personnel.
  • Refers client and their families to community resources to assist in their recovery and to provide advocacy.
  • Documenting client contact in RPMS Behavioral Health electronic record according to NYSOMH standards of care.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisor requirements for this position, however, at times Mental Health Therapist may have to take on supervisor duties when Child and Youth Clinic Coordinator or MH Director is not available.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: New York State Licensure or eligibility for licensure, as a LMSW, LCSW or LMHC. Knowledge of mental health counseling/psychotherapy. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and Personal Health Information within Health Services, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: MSW, MSN, or a Master's degree in counseling, psychology, or health related field with the appropriate clinical experience in a mental health setting, or working towards obtaining Master degree within the next year. Experience working within the behavioral health field with youth and families. Familiarity with Akwesasne Community. Interest in obtaining additional training/education in Behavioral Health.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have good computer skills including, Word, and ability to navigate various scheduling and electronic health record programs. Computer testing in the applicable skills may be a requirement during the interview process. Openness in working with traditional/spiritual approaches regarding behavioral health issues. Ability to do presentations, represent the mental health program and connect with people.

REASONING ABILITY: Maturity and ability to handle delicate role issues and to respond to crisis.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

Subject to criminal background and child abuse/neglect checks through the New York State Justice Center and State Central Registry, respectively.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, and supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses). Applicants that are eligible for native preference must include Tribal Identification Card, Status Card or letter to be eligible for Native Preference. All submissions can be emailed to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as a PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


All positions require the successful candidate to pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes. Depending on the position there maybe multiple background checks.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used for Emergency Hire individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Vaccination Policy” that requires all Health Service employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status or they may submit a Medical Exemption form upon being notified that they are the successful candidate. At that point, the policy will apply to them as though they were already employed.

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