Immediate Openings in Socorro and Valencia Counties...
Job Title: Community-Based Therapist
Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Pecos Valley Counseling is looking for compassionate, dedicated people in Socorro and Valencia Counties who want to empower youth and families by creating strength-based behavior change that will be sustained long after treatment ends.
You will receive ongoing training in the Multisystemic Therapy (MST) model as you work with families, youth, their communities, and other key members of their ecology to implement MST as designed. Extensive research has proven the effectiveness of MST. MST therapists do whatever it takes, via close collaboration with all involved, to address the needs of juveniles with criminal behaviors, aggressive/violent/assaultive behavior, substance abuse, selling substances, chronic school absence and/or problem behaviors at school, out of school placement, violations of probation, school expulsion and child welfare involvement. You will empower families to address challenging and/or problematic behavior and to help youth aged 12 - 17 make life-transforming changes. Treatment progress is made through intensive interventions such as skill building, changing unhelpful family interactions, and increasing social support, to name a few. For more information on Multisystemic Therapy, please watch this video: How Does MST Work? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzMKp8604ZCmaaS5AuCiwyA
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide direct clinical treatment using the MST treatment model and principles. Some principles include leveraging strengths and focusing on the positive, understanding sequences of behavior, and increasing mature behavior.
Conduct a thorough assessment of the client and family: gather information on behaviors of concern and strengths in the family and their ecology to inform conceptualization of the problem behaviors and interactions within the family’s ecological context.
Comfort working with a diverse community of clients
Knowledge of the types of families in the community
Continuously work to engage the primary caregiver, family members, supports, and community agency staff in change-oriented treatment.
Dedicate time to weekly case planning and evaluation of case progress, with ongoing support from your supervisor and team members.
Receive regular training, professional development, supervision, and consultation activities designed to help you acquire extensive clinical skills within the MST treatment model.
Assure, along with fellow clinicians, that clients have access to 24 hours/day, 7 days/week support as needed.
Master’s degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area required, or bachelor’s degree with minimum of three years of experience working with family and/or youth services.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation to travel to client’s homes and possibly transport multiple clients at once.
Must live within a 30 – 45 minute travel time from the designated service area.
Dependent on licensure and experience. This is a contracted position.
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