Sep 16, 2020

Bilingual Multisystemic Therapist

  • The Village for Families and Children
  • Vernon, CT, USA
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

The Bilingual (MST) Therapist is a great opportunity for individuals, especially recent graduates, to gain clinical experience and develop your skill set in a variety of ways including working with diverse populations! The MST Therapist provides in-home MST clinical services to clients and families involved in the juvenile justice system. Engage in all treatment activities in accordance with the MST model including assessment, engagement, treatment planning, crisis intervention, case management and discharge planning.

This position includes:

A sign-on Bonus!; Starting Salary at $54,000/year!; Weekly supervision hours available for licensure!

Some responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  1. Participate in MST training and demonstrate a clear understanding of the MST model.
  2. Provide direct clinical services to children and their families involved in the juvenile justice system in accordance with the MST model.
  3. Engage clients and families in comprehensive safety planning.
  4. Complete clinical documentation on all active cases including assessments, progress notes, treatment plans, safety plans and MST weekly paperwork.
  5. Participate in weekly group supervision and consultation with assigned team. Present conceptualization of cases and incorporate feedback from consultant, supervisor and teammates into treatment planning.
  6. Adhere to the MST model and ensure completion of all model requirements (i.e. weekly paperwork; Therapist, Supervisor and Consultant Adherence Measures (TAM, SAM, CAM); audio tape sessions, etc.).
  7. Participate in quarterly MST booster trainings and all required agency and funder trainings.
  8. Complete clinical documentation and reports in an accurate and timely fashion; maintain all documentation and reports required by agency policies and funding sources.
  9. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with referring Probation Officers as well as community agencies in order to provide comprehensive and effective treatment for clients and families.

Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited program in social work or related field; Professional license in the state of Connecticut preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally competent services.
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking
  • Ability to work flexible hours, travel (agency vehicle provided to travel within catchment area) and some on-call rotation coverage.
  • Physical abilities required to accomplish the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations; ability to function safely in therapeutic situations, including provision of services in clients’ homes or host settings.

About The Program

When youth are struggling with problem behaviors, it is important to recognize that their struggles are multidimensional and can stem from a variety of influences. Through The Village’s Multisystemic Therapy (MST) program, we recognize the relationship between these influences and work to help youth ages 12-18 on probation make the changes they need to live healthy, productive lives.MST is a scientifically proven intervention to at-risk youth that promotes behavioral shifts in their environments, focusing on the strengths of the individual, family and extra-familial systems to promote positive change.

About The Village

The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.

Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!

License Required

No

Degree Required

Masters