Outcomes and Careers

Since 1971, the Department of Counseling has graduated and placed more than 750 outstanding counselors now working in a wide range of counseling settings throughout the world. Graduates from the Department work in diverse environments, including schools, community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, hospitals, private practice, and federal, state, and local government agencies. Specialty areas are also diverse and include play therapy, addictions counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and functional behavioral assessment, as well as individual, family, couples, and group counseling. In addition to traditional counseling roles, graduates also use their skills to work as educators, researchers, consultants, and advocates.

The Department has established student learning outcomes (SLOs) for the MA degree programs. The SLOs are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (Download Acrobat Reader).


Counseling-Related Job Postings

[Please note: These postings are included as a service to our graduates and the communities they serve.  By posting these job vacancies, the Department of Counseling is not endorsing the positions, agencies, or other entities.  Interested persons should contact the person/group shown in the posting.  Please do not contact the Department of Counseling regarding for information on specific listings.]

Cincinnati, Ohio: School Counselor, St. Rita's School for the Deaf

There is a School Counselor position open at St. Rita's School for the Deaf for the 2014-2015 academic year.  For information contact Greg Ernst: gernst@srsdeaf.org

Seattle, Washington: Mental Health Clinician- Deaf Services

Full time with full benefits (Seattle). Provide individual , group and family counseling; mental health evaluation and case management for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals of all ages. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary Deaf Services team. Applicants must be fluent in ASL and knowledgeable about Deaf Culture. Master's in Counseling, Social Work or related field required. Liscensure and/or chemical dependency experience a plus.

Salary= Depends on qualifications

Send a letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound Mental Health, Attn: Anne Baldwin, Job #14-066, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206)302-2210, or email to AnneB@smh.org

Washington School for the Deaf

School Counselor position available.  Click here for full description.

Lexington School for the Deaf, New York

The Lexington School for the Deaf is seeking to hire a school mental health counselor.  See http://lexnyc.org/school-social-worker-smh-team.aspx  for more details.


Deaf Care Worker, Alabama

DEAF CARE WORKER (Office of Deaf Services) SALARY RANGE: ($21,722.40 - $30,724.80)

JOB LOCATION: Department of Mental Health (Tuscaloosa Bryce Hospital Complex).  QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent.  NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years of age. Possession of a valid Alabama Driver's License. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at "native" or near "native fluency" level of signing skills as measured by a recognized screening process, such as SLPI/SCPI at the "Advanced" level or higher.KIND OF WORK: Works primarily in a specialized psychiatric unit providing care, habilitation, and rehabilitation of deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) patients with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical dependency in a state mental health hospital. Performs basic nursing care and assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living. Observes patients closely and documents patients' physical and mental condition. Maintains the security of patients. Accompanies patients off unit to hospital activities, functions, and off hospital grounds to medical appointments and field trips. Communicates with D/HH patients in sign language. Performs assigned work under supervision of professional nurses and LPNs with instructions from physicians. Performs related work as required.  REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of American Sign Language. Familiarity with cultural and behavioral norms of deaf people. Ability to communicate effectively in ASL, with an Interpreter, and in writing. Ability to read and comprehend documents such as policies and procedures either in written English or a version translated into American Sign Language. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.Please request complete announcement http://www.mh.alabama.gov/ADHR/ExemptJobs/Search.aspx

Questions can be directed to Steve Hamerdinger, Director of Deaf Services. 
Steve.hamerdinger@mh.alabama.gov or VP (334)239-3558

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