Counselor - Tenders Global


Rochester Institute of Technology


National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID Substance & Addiction Intervention Svcs for the Deaf

Job Summary

Responsible for providing alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention, education and intervention for Deaf/Hard of hearing individuals both on the RIT campus and in the Greater Rochester Deaf community.  When indicated, arrange referrals to an appropriate level of care.  Provide support to other ATOD programs in the community who may have Deaf/HH clients. 

Live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all.

Job Responsibilities

  • Meet with and provide indicated prevention and/or intervention services to Deaf/HH students and individuals from the greater Rochester community
  • Complete projects/tasks/activities as outlined in the annual OASAS WorkPlan
  • Provide group and one on one counseling to clients at Norris Clinic
  • Maintain communication with campus partners and community service providers in order to coordinate services
  • Maintain log of all related activities for statistical reporting to funders
  • ​Design and produce educational materials matching language skills of the people we serve
  • Participate in community and campus events promoting prevention strategies and information
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of the following:

  • BSW or BA/BS in Education, Counseling or related human services field
  • ASL fluency or comfortable conversational ASL skills,  knowledge of Deaf culture

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) or Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) a plus

Required Minimum Education Level


Work Location

Henrietta Campus — 100%

Employment Category


Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References

What do we believe at RIT?

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you’ll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Department/College Description

Substance and Addiction Intervention Services for the Deaf (SAISD) provides alcohol, tobacco and other-drug (ATOD) information/referral, prevention education, intervention, cross-disability professional, consultation and training/support to treatment services. SAISD is a part of the Department of Student and Academic Services at National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. SAISD has been a part of NTID/RIT since 1979. 

How To Apply

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: . Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to [email protected] . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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