NFI MASSACHUSETTS, INC. Maximizing Potential
NFI Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit human services agency, is seeking a master’s level clinician/counselor for our Multi-systemic Therapy (MST) Program. MST is a community-based program that has proven to be effective in producing positive results with the toughest kids for more than 30 years. MST is a well-researched community-based treatment model directed towards youth with problematic behaviors. Examples of impact include:
- Keep kids in their home and reduce out-of-home placements up to 50 percent
- Keep kids in school
- Keep kids out of trouble, reducing re-arrest rates up to 70 percent
- Improve family relations and functioning
- Decrease adolescent psychiatric symptoms
- Decrease adolescent drug and alcohol use
Interested persons may locate information about this treatment model on the internet at www.mstservices.com.
This program is best suited for counselors who want to:
Impact Youth and Families by:
- Empowering each individual family member
- Improving the family system
- Creating sustainable change
- Helping develop advocacy skills
- Nurturing and enhancing strengths
Impact Systems of Care by:
- Collaborating with state-agencies (ie: DCF, DMH, DYS)
- Advocating and supporting families in court, schools, with entitlement services, and community opportunities
- Connecting families with appropriate supports for permanency and sustained change
Impact Communities by:
- Grassroots interventions supported by using natural supports and community partners.
- Decreasing high risk adolescent behaviors
- Increasing pro-social community activities
- Improving neighborhood connections and support
The right MST counselor will be:
- Committed to own personal development
- Committed to learning and implementing a standardized model of treatment
- Committed to professional growth and development
- Willing to give and accept feedback in order to improve delivery of services
- A self-starter that is able to work in a flexible and independent environment
- Carry small caseloads of 5 - 6 cases, in order to meet intensively with families to adequately address their needs
- Provide daily assessment, treatment, and collaboration with youth and families
- Daily collaboration with referral sources and community partners
- Utilizing clinical and non-clinical engagement strategies
- Participation in weekly team supervision and consultation.
- Adherence to MST standardized model of treatment.
- Completion of documentation including but not limited to assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes
- Must be available to provide 24-hour on-call phone intervention for youth and families, as needed.
- Work non-traditional hours - flexible schedule to meet families when it is most convenient for them.
- Work in a non-traditional work setting, able to do written work from the office, in the community, or at home. Laptop, iPhone and hotspot are provided.
- Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy or behaviorally-based treatments preferred.
- Minimum of Master’s degree in human services, social work, counseling, education, criminal justice, or related field with experience.
- Must be available to attend the 5 day MST orientation training in South Carolina at beginning of employment. (Related expenses are paid for by NFI)
- Must possess a valid Driver’s License.