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  • Full time
    Highfields, Inc. Howell, MI, USA
    Through the implementation of the evidenced- based model, MST (Multi-Systemic Therapy), the MST Therapist assists families with children ages 12 to 17 in improving parenting, discipline and relationships across the entire ecology. Interventions promote strengths and minimize risks, enabling more successful community living and emphasizing long-term change. Success in the role is measured on: Ability to engage with children and families. Ability to provide services with model adherence. Ability to successfully provide interventions to children and have families and producing outcomes that show improvements across life domains. Ability to meet expected case documentation requirements within the electronic medical record. Ability to maintain compliance with agency and contractual policies, and training and licensure requirements. Essential Functions Assist families in overcoming barriers through engaging with children, families, and other key stakeholders assisting them in active change-oriented treatment. Conduct MST assessments including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within an ecological context. Using the MST Analytic process, developing a treatment plan through formulating a problem conceptualization, intervention strategies, review outcomes and revise strategies as needed. · Interact with clients in non-traditional settings and during non-traditional hours. · Using the MST model, maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts and use this information to promote peer and supervisory review. · Collaborate with all relevant systems and stakeholders within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation. · Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices. · Complete weekly case paperwork and attend weekly supervision and consultation activities ·   Participate in all MST training, including MST Five Day Training at the time of hire and on-going quarterly MST Team Booster Trainings. Knowledge or Experience: An understanding of theories regarding Family Systems, Social Ecology, Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Pragmatic Family Therapy, Child Development and other resultant applications. Experience with the implementations of interventions within or between systems the natural ecology of youth (e.g., family, peer,schooland neighborhood). Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training annually focusing specifically on the treatment of children and families with 50 hours completed first year of employment. Must attend MST 5 day training upon hire. Minimum Qualifications / Experience: A Master’s degree in a behavioral science. Experience in providing services with children and families. Education / Certifications: State licensure commensurate with degree (LSW or LPC minimum). Travel Requirements Extensive travel to clients’ homes is required. Must have reliable transportation. Must maintain adequate insurance coverage. Must have/maintain a valid driver’s license and fewer than 6 points on record. Decision Making A high level of decision making is required in this position, 9 on a 10 points scale.
    Mar 20, 2019
  • Full time
    Denver Area Youth Services Denver, CO, USA
    DAYS mission:             To provide a continuum of human services for all children, youth, and families. Position Summary:    To provide intensive, in-home and community-based MST therapy services to children and their families throughout Denver, Douglas, Adams, and Weld Counties. Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment program that focuses on addressing all environmental systems that impact chronic juvenile offenders -- their homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. MST recognizes that each system plays a critical role in a youth's world and each system requires attention when effective change is needed to improve the quality of life for youth and their families. MST has been proven effective at decreasing antisocial behaviors, arrest rates and out-of-home placements, while improving family relations and functioning. MST therapists concentrate on empowering parents and improving their effectiveness by identifying strengths and developing natural support systems and removing barriers. In the family-therapist collaboration, the family takes the lead in setting treatment goals and the therapist helps them to accomplish their goals. The qualified, selected applicant will carry a very small caseload, and work intensively with referred youth, their caregivers, juvenile court and other involved community resources. The position offers excellent professional development opportunities including extensive initial and ongoing training and expert team consultation in the MST model, family therapy, and other evidence-based interventions that support the attainment of treatment goals. Primary Responsibilities: Conduct MST assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context. Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement. Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, case outcome review, and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process. Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process. Ability to engage and collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system, to maintain alignment throughout MST treatment. Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices. Participate in all MST training, supervision and consultation activities. Minimum Qualifications and Requirements: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area. Persons with a related bachelor’s degree and significant clinical experience in treating youth may also qualify at the discretion of the agency. Direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic and functional) family therapies Individual interventions with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques Marital interventions using behaviorally-based approaches Behavioral interventions targeting school behavior and academic performance Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peer, school, and neighborhood) Collaboration and partnership with community agencies Previous work providing in-home or community-based mental health services Competent in computer skills required. Must have own car and clean driving record, significant driving is required.
    Mar 18, 2019
  • Full time
    Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health 919 2nd St NE, Canton, OH, USA
    Job Duties/Description: Carry clinical and administrative supervisory responsibilities for 2 MST Standard Teams of 2-4 Therapists each. Conduct weekly group supervision and training for MST team to assure adherence to MST principles and the MST analytic process, and to assure clinician competency in implementation of interventions. Conduct individual supervision as needed to target clinician competency needs and to remove individual barriers to effective implementation of MST treatment. Assure availability of clinical and administrative support to clinicians 24 hours/day, 7 days/week Collaborate with stakeholders, both external in the community and within C&A. Promote and educate about MST with both internal and external stakeholders. Generate and manage case referrals and help clinicians manage caseloads. Collaborate actively with MST Expert around implementation of MST by the program, and to ensure continued development of own clinical skills and knowledge of relevant research. Manage and report data on clinical outcomes and program practices. Assure that supervisees complete and submit required documentation within expected timeframes; assure that clinical records for self and supervisees are accurate and complete. Complete Performance Evaluations following agency protocols. Participate in Quality Improvement activities which benefit clients, staff, and C&A. Orient new therapists and staff to C&A as requested. Participates on Clinical Supervisors’ Team, Leadership Council, and other agency Panels as requested. Other duties as assigned. Skills and Experience: Supervisory and organizational skills; written and verbal communication skills, and be able to function well as a team member. Ability to work effectively with other professionals and different disciplines. Must possess skills to conceptualize client/system needs and recommend appropriate services. Training and experience that is “trauma-informed” required. Must be culturally competent and willing to work with clients and families within various and diverse populations. Significant clinical experience in treating serious conduct behavior in youth is valuable. Knowledge and implementation of individual and family therapies, marital therapy, and cognitive behavioral techniques is needed. Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the youth’s behavior (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood).         Qualifications: Must be independently licensed in the State of Ohio via the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board (LPCC, LISW, IMFT), or Independently Licensed Psychologist. Experience supervising therapists or other staff in individual and group formats is valuable.   
    Mar 14, 2019