Provide support, supervision and oversight to MST-BSF team which provides intensive in-home services to families in which the identified caretaker is involved with DCF and has an identified substance use disorder. This position reports to the Vice President of Child Services, or his/her Designee. The supervisor is the primary liaison between the team and the MST Services consultant regarding clinical concerns.
• Conduct weekly group supervision for MST-BSF team to assure adherence to MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.
• Conduct individual supervision as needed to target clinician competency needs and to remove individual barriers to effective implementation of MST-BSF treatment.
• Assure appropriate documentation of clinical effort to allow for peer and supervisory input, and to meet all reporting and communication needs of funding and referral sources.
• Provide supportive and corrective feedback to clinicians to promote client outcomes through interventions such as enacting role play and practice, attending field visits with therapists, acting as co-therapist in sessions, listening to audio tapes of clinicians’ sessions, and providing feedback about clinicians’ performance.
• Provide administrative support targeting systemic barriers to treatment success. • Assure availability of clinical and administrative support to clinicians 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
• Assure therapist accessibility to clients when needed at times most likely to promote engagement.
• Assure that clinicians achieve engagement with all key participants.
• Provide direct clinical training to assure clinician competency in all clinical areas relating to the implementation of MST-BSF interventions. This includes enacting role play and practice, attending field visits with therapists, acting as co-therapist in sessions, listening to audio tapes of clinicians’ sessions, and providing feedback about clinicians’ performance.
• Assure that all assessments are comprehensive, multisystemic, and provide adequate information to determine the causes and correlates of referral behaviors to direct effective treatment within the ecological context.
• Ensure that each clinician has a Clinician Development Plan that is reviewed monthly and revised quarterly.
• Work with the Family Services Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina to ensure that all data for the adherence measure (ART) and required research measures are collected.
• Build a relationship with community stakeholders (i.e., child protection services, Guardians ad Litem, judges, schools, adult probation, etc.) to ensure that there is a continuous stream of referrals and that customer satisfaction is high.
• Collaborates with MST-BSF expert to provide feedback, resources, and training to all team members.
• Supports weekly MST-BSF consultation through ensuring that clinicians’ paperwork is submitted to the consultant in a timely manner, participating in all consultations, and collaborating with the consultant on feedback to team members.
• Commitment to the MST-BSF model.
• Graduate degree in human services or related field and at least 2 years working with children and families. (Ph.D. or Master’s degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area)
• Ability to work with diverse individuals.
• Ability to exercise discretion and maintain client and employee confidentiality.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Valid CT driver’s license and vehicle in good working condition.
• Automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements.
• Valid CT License in Clinical field (Licensed Psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, LPC)
• Familiarity with Word, e-mail and Internet. Familiarity with Excel preferred.