SOUTHERN COLORADO COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
JOB TITLE: Multisystemic (MST) Therapist
REPORTS TO: MST Supervisor
SUPERVISES: Not a supervisory position
EMPLOYEE STATUS: Regular/full-time/salaried/exempt
SUMMARY OF POSITION: This is a professional level counseling/therapy position for treatment juvenile youth and their families using a multisystemic approach. MST training will be provided.
These are the most significant performance factors involved with this position and they will be the principal factors on which the employee will be evaluated:
Masters degree or within one year of finishing master’s degree in social work, counseling, or other behavioral health related field required. Relevant work experience may substitute for degree upon Division Director and Executive Director approval. MST training is provided and no previous MST experience needed.
Experience treating antisocial behavior in youth
Direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic and functional) family therapies.
Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques.
Marital therapy using behaviorally based approaches.
Behavioral therapy 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.)
Working within the Colorado Department of Human Services systems.
Family systems theory and application.
Social ecological theory and application.
Behavioral therapies theory and application.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application.
Pragmatic family therapies theory and application.
Child development research and its application in treatment.
Social skills assessment and intervention.
Must have demonstrated satisfactory record keeping skills.
Recovering substance abusers must have a minimum of three years of continuous sobriety. Must abide by SoCoCAA/Peaceful Spirit Alcohol Drug Free policy.
Must have demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in an appropriate manner.
References must show a strong history of working well in a team setting, with associates and the public; work references will be required.
Must pass the Criminal History and Child Abuse/Neglect background checks.
Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license, provide evidence of insurance, and be insurable under SoCoCAA. Must provide your own vehicle, reimbursement at SoCoCAA mileage rate.
Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in written form.
Ability to accurately complete paperwork specific to MST reporting criteria.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times as required by the program.
Ability to apply and work within MST Model.
Ability to maintain personal safety while conducting home visits – access home environments.
Ability to make determinations as to when to seek assistance in performance of duties.
Lifting a minimum of 20 pounds may be required.
Position involves standing and sitting for long periods.
Frequent trips requiring entry/exit from vehicle at client homes and when making community contacts.
Frequent communication with employees, clients and others on a daily basis, including telephone as well as face-to-face interaction.
Work requires employee to provide own vehicle.
Work is primarily out of the office and there is some exposure to stress.
Time as needed to serve clients.