The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Houston, TX, USA
Under the general direction of the Juvenile Probation Department MST Supervisor and The Harris Center’s Director of Children Services, the MST Therapist interfaces with juveniles in a placement facility/detention center or community based site. The MST Therapist provides direct clinical treatment to assigned family using methods compatible with Multisystemic Therapy (MST) principles and practices. MST is a well-researched community-based treatment model directed at youth involved in criminal activity and their families. Interested persons may locate information about this treatment model on the internet at www.mstservices.com . This position involves working with potentially aggressive youthful offenders. 2 years’ experience post graduate experience working in a clinical setting, which at least one year includes working with families. Applicants may substitute one (1) year of postmasters experience with at least two (2) semester of internship in the psychological and social services unit of Harris County Juvenile Probation or Harris County Children’s Forensic Unit. Must be familiar with local behavioral health providers and hospitals in the area served by the Agency. Must have strong diagnostic skills, the ability to incorporate patient history, symptoms, environmental and related issues to formulate proper diagnosis and treatment. Must have strong communication skills, listening and interpersonal skills. Written documentation must be clear, concise, and well-constructed. Must be able to work respectfully and maintain professional boundaries with other disciplines. Must have effective time management and organizational skills. Must be able to enter required documentation into a database and online medical record. Must possess a basic or thorough knowledge of the following: family systems theory, behavioral therapy, programmatic family therapy. Must demonstrate a direct use of programmatic (i.e. structural, strategic & functional) family therapies, as well as a marital therapy using behavioral based approaches. Valid Driver’s License is required. This position has extensive travel, on call, and on call weekend coverage required. Must be available to provide 24 hour call support. MS/MA from an accredited college or university in clinical or counseling psychology, social work and/or marriage and family is required; or Licensed Master’s Social work preferred. Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent.
Mar 27, 2020