The Multi-Systemic Therapy Clinician provides model adherent intensive in home clinical treatment to adolescents with substance abuse and delinquent behaviors and their families. This position requires a completion of a five day training certifying them in the MST model. He/She maintains a positive and optimistic attitude and works collaboratively with internal and external providers to maintain effective and well coordinated care. The MST Clinician also completes documentation in an accurate, timely, and compliant manner consistent with regulatory guidelines to contribute to the financial viability of the program.
Position will serve Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (accredited by CACREP) or Social Work OR Doctoral degree in Psychology. If a Master's of Social Work, a LMSW or LCSW is also required.
Current program needs require the ability to fluently communicate in English and Spanish.
Licensure Requirements for Clinical Positions
Credential(s) Required: Licensed or license eligible in the State of Connecticut
Wheeler provides equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.
Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
For Good Health
For a Secure Future
For Career Advancement
For Work Life Balance
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides coordination for referrals as well as establishes and maintains referral agreements and linkages with community referral sources or ancillary service provider.
Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM).
Develops and documents, clear clinical formulations and treatment plans that are individualized and measurable, developed in collaboration with the client/family and others as relevant.
Provides family and/or individual counseling to clients and their families with appropriate supervision and coordinates treatment phases both internally and with contracted or external service providers.
Provides direct case management/therapeutic services and develops case
management/therapeutic plans specific to each assigned client and family, including interventions necessary to increase the probability of treatment completion, and to improve life functioning.
Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols.
Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations. Provides/supports safety planning and crisis intervention with appropriate supervision and as defined by program. This may include after hours on-call responsibilities.
Communicates in a positive, effective manner with client, family, and all internal and external providers.
Provides service in the office and/or community settings outside of the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program. May transport clients to appointments or linkages as appropriate.
Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.
Administers standardized screening tools and collects data as defined by program.
Documents all client related information in compliance with agency policy. Maintains records of therapeutic/case management activities for reporting and tracking purposes and completes all documentation for client medical records in accordance with documentation timelines and in compliance with Medicaid and licensing.
Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.
Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.