Responsible for an intensive family- and community-based treatment to address multiple influences that contribute to serious antisocial or illegal behavior in youth age 12-17 years.
Full Time: 40 Hours
Starting Salary is between $38,000 - $47,500: Depending on experience and NM licensure
Master's Degree in any human service field required or NM Licensed LCSW or, LPCC.
Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Mental Health Resources, Inc. is looking for compassionate, dedicated people in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay County, and the surrounding areas who want to empower youth and families by creating strength-based behavior change that will be sustained long after treatment ends.
You will receive training in the Multisystemic Therapy (MST) model as you begin working 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 serious criminal offenses and, in some cases, substance abuse. 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?
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.
Continuously work to engage the primary caregiver, family members, supports, and community agency staff (school, probation, child welfare) 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 requisite experience in a similar field. New graduates are welcome.
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.
Professional licensure as LMHC, LMSW, LPCC, or LCSW preferred but not required.
Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic, and functional) family therapies
Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive-behavioral techniques
Couples therapy using behaviorally-based approaches
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 therapy services
· Health Insurance
· Dental Insurance
· Vision Insurance
· 401(K) with employer matching
· Life Insurance
· Long Term Disability
· Paid Time Off (PTO)
· Holidays (11)
· Employee Assistance Program
· Retention Bonus