The primary purpose of your job is to lead a team of 3-4 therapists in implementing Multisystemic Therapy (MST). MST is a well-researched community-based treatment model directed at youth involved in criminal activity and their family. You will provide overall leadership and direction to the program to ensure that best practice standards are developed, refined, evaluated and maintained.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Carry clinical and administrative supervisory responsibilities for 1-2 MST 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 the agency
- Promote and educate about MST with both internal and external stakeholders
- Generate and manage case referrals and manage clinician 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
- Deliver MST to a caseload of 1-2 families as outlined in MST Therapist job description, as required to address program needs
- Master’s degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area required.
- Independent licensure as an LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, etc. in the state of KY preferred.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation to transport multiple clients at once.
- Two years of clinical supervisory-level experience preferred.
- Must live within a reasonable distance to designated service area.
- Significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth
- Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
- Individual therapy with adolescents 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)
- Provision of group and individual clinical supervision
- Leadership role including hiring, performance evaluation, and holding supervisees accountable for performance
- Training and collaboration with outside agencies
- 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
- Works in office area(s) as well as in other community settings (e.g., social services agencies, DCBS offices, courts, client homes).
- Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
- Moves intermittently during working hours.
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- Is involved with clients, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc. under all conditions and circumstances.
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset clients, family members, personnel, and visitors.
- Communicates with other departmental supervisors.
- Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays, when necessary.
- Is involved in community/civic health matters/projects, as appropriate.
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
- Must function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with clients, personnel, and support agencies.
- Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, emotionally upset, and at times, hostile people within the facility.
- May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of clients during emergency situations.