Do you have a passion for working with children and families?
Boys Town Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Program is looking for a compassionate and dedicated MST Therapist who wants to empower youth and families, by creating strengths-based behavior change that will be sustained long after treatment ends.
Extensive research has proven the effectiveness of Multisystemic Therapy. MST therapists do whatever it takes, via close collaboration with all involved, to address the needs of juveniles with serious criminal offenses and, in some cases, substance abuse. You will empower families to address challenging and/or problematic behavior and to help youth aged 12 - 18 make life-transforming changes. Treatment progress is made through intensive interventions such as skill building, changing unhelpful family interactions, and increasing social support, to name a few.
MST Therapists are offered training and are provided additional support in the form of ongoing clinician development. MST Therapists receive continuous on-site support, and formal supervision and program consultations occur on a weekly basis.
In addition to extensive training and support, our MST Therapists have small caseloads and flexible schedules.
- Provides direct clinical treatment (family, individual, community-based services and case management) using methods compatible with MST principles, analytic processes and practices as evidenced by therapist adherence measure scores and positive outcomes with families.
- Conducts MST assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and struggles, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within an ecological context.
- Coordinates services within multi-systems in reaching the client's goals and to ensure buy-in and cooperation throughout the MST process as evidenced by treatment review meetings and taking the clinical lead on cases.
- Maintains clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with MST principles and analytic process as evidenced by weekly summaries and productivity documentation.
- Ensures all documentation including progress notes are completed accurately and in a timely manner (company issued laptop provided).
- Engages primary caregivers and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
- Flexibility and consistency in scheduling with the families as evidenced by meeting with families on the average 3-5 hrs. per week at the start of treatment and clinically assessing need throughout treatment
- Available for on-call duties for assigned youth (company issued cell phone provided).
- Will meet with families and children at various locations; utilizes own vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth as authorized (travel mileage reimbursed).
- Master’s degree in counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, psychology, or related field required.
- Must possess or have the ability to obtain mental health licensure in Nebraska (e.g., PLMHP, LMHP, LIMHP).
- Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record, plus the ability to provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
- This position is on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support.
- Ability to function independently and have flexibility in scheduling with families during non-traditional hours, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with youth, staff, and support agencies with minimal oversight.
- Ability to provide comprehensive MST treatment to each family that is individualized and family-centered.
- Knowledge of recognized interventions such as risk assessment and crisis intervention in order to address identified service needs.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care and the ability to learn, apply, and explain complex regulations and policies governing child welfare processes and services.
- Knowledge of community resources and service providers available in the geographical area; knowledge of the functions and services of the community organizations and related human services.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Sign, and Electronic Health Records (EHR).
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, an employee discount program, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
Date Posted: November 1, 2020
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.