This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to youth that display serious antisocial behaviors and are at-risk of placement out of the home due to their behaviors. Our MST program is built on the principle that the serious behavior problems of a child typically stem from a combination of influences including family factors, deviant peer group, problems in school or the community, and individual characteristics. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing all of those inter-related areas.
Qualified Professional Responsibilities:
- Receive a minimum of one (1) hour of group supervision and one (1) hour of telephone consultation per week
- Provide review of treatment summary in notes submitted by team members
- Provide Crisis Intervention Services
- Assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and services to improve clinical effectiveness and operating efficiency of the entire MST team and organization.
- Develop, monitor, and revise the recipient's person centered plan through a child and family team
- Provide/Coordinate (with other licensed professionals) treatment for the youth and other family members.
- Provide community based individual therapy, family therapy, direct interventions and case management to consumer and families.
- Develop Person Centered Plan with consumer and
- Conduct/Participate in Child and Family Treatment Team Meetings Monthly
- Work collaboratively with other services providers and community partners to deliver client solutions.
- Coordinate services
- Capacity to carry out first responder responsibilities for recipients on a face to face basis and also telephonically at all times (24/7/365), with capacity for face-to-face emergency response within 2 hours.
- Participate in the internal continuous quality improvement process such as peer review, audits.
- Updates professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications maintaining credentialing.
Agency Related Duties:
- Attend agency meetings as required
- Serve on agency committees as needed
- Maintain certifications in accordance with State Licensure Board Requirements (if applicable)
- Represent organization in a professional manner
- Promote organizations vision, ethical standards and public service commitment through personal actions and communications
- Seek and participate in opportunities for professional growth
- Additional duties as assigned
Preferred Professional and Personal Characteristics:
- Experience and ability to work with children and their families from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic environments.
- Experience serving children/adolescents with DSM-IV TR diagnosis (mental health needs) and their families.
- Effective, empathetic, interpersonal skills (oral and written) that build mutual trust and respect with youth and their families, agency staff and the professional community.
- Demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with professional colleagues, local and state officials, referral sources and community groups.
- Experience in speaking to professionals and parent groups.
- Competence in written and oral communications, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
- Self motivated and committed to continuing personal and professional growth.
- Basic computer skills and literacy.
- Able to meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities.
- Demonstration of an ability to function under pressure and independently.
Minimum Level of Education and Experience:
- Masters degree in the human services field with one year experience with at-risk youth
- Valid Drivers License
- Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening