Jul 20, 2020

MST Therapist *Competitive Salary*

  • Liberty Resources
  • Kingston, NY, USA
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Are you looking for a fulfilling position in the community while earning a competitive salary?

We have a unique and exciting opportunity in our MST program for a community based therapist.

Apply today to schedule a phone interview.




About Us: 

Liberty Resources is a dynamic human services agency and a great place to work! Working for Liberty Resources means you’ll have access to great career opportunities, benefits and a fun atmosphere. Our employees have passion around our values of excellence, integrity, diversity, self-determination, service, innovation and fiscal responsibility. Our rapid growth is providing exciting opportunities in all areas of our organization.
 

Position Summary:

Liberty Resources, Inc. is looking for an engaging clinician who is interested in supporting families in taking on tough challenges and achieve long lasting change through Multisystemic Therapy. Therapists in MST work with families of adolescents aged 12-17 who are at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system. Trained and empowered with an evidence based model, therapists work to reduce youth’s behaviors that put them at risk of out of home placement, contact with law enforcement, or unsafe situations. As an MST therapist, you would engage their primary caregiver and other key participants across the systems in developing and implementing interventions to improve school attendance and performance, decrease substance use, increase prosocial connections, and improve family functioning. The MST model removes many common barriers to families accessing treatment programs, by providing services in a family’s home, offering non-traditional hours, and providing 24/7 availability for both intervention support and crises intervention. Therapists benefit from intense training, supervision, and support that is built in to the model. More information about the provision of MST and the profound impact it has on families across the world can be found at MSTservices.com. While this position is primarily community based, it will be operating via telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis. 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Empower and engage primary caregiver and other key participants in working a problem solving model and implementing action oriented interventions
  • Deliver services within client homes and a wide array of community settings
  • Carry a small caseload of 5-6 families to facilitate multiple face to face and phone contacts with them per week
  • Work a flexible, nontraditional schedule which varies to accommodate needs of families; including work in the evening and occasionally on weekends
  • Maintain 24 hour phone availability to clients during the week. Therapists rotate on-call availability on weekends, requiring approximately one on-call weekend per month
  • engage in intense training and supervision to learn how to effectively implement the MST model
  • Maintain contact and collaboration with various stakeholders and supports involved in the youth’s ecology
  • utilize an array of evidence based clinical skills including  cognitive behavioral techniques, pragmatic family therapies, family systems theory, behavioral therapies, social ecological model, marital therapy, and contingency management
  • engage in documentation to facilitate case conceptualization, safety planning, and compliance with program contracts
  • transport client in personal vehicle as needed to facilitate engagement and service collaboration

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Social Work or related clinical degree and one (1) year post-graduate experience. 

  • Prior related experience may be substituted for one (1) year post-graduate requirement. 

  • Clinician must either be licensed (LMSW, LMHC, LMFT) or in the process of completing licensure requirements under a limited permit.

  • Must have a valid New York State driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Required Skills:

  • Is sensitive to cultural differences and able to incorporate that understanding into service provision. 

  • Be committed to ongoing learning and development and possess the ability to adapt to adherence to the MST model.   

  • Demonstrates initiative, sound judgment and an understanding of clinical issues affecting families in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. 

  • Is able to identify strengths in others. 

  • Demonstrates a genuine interest to be of help to others and a desire to overcome obstacles to instill hope. 

  • Performs well in a team approach but also able to work independently. 

  • Possesses ability to manage flexible hours in order to work effectively with families. 

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb stairs and lift objects of up to 10lbs as required.

License Required

Yes

Degree Required

Masters