Do you have a passion for working with children and families? NFI Massachusetts is looking for compassionate, dedicated people around Danvers or Haverhill Massachusetts who want to empower youth and families by creating strength-based behavior change that will be sustained long after treatment ends. This position is a hybrid approach using telehealth and in home visits.
You will receive training in the Multi-systemic Therapy (MST) model as you begin working with families, youth, their communities, and other key members of their ecology to implement MST as designed. Extensive research has proven the effectiveness of MST. 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 - 17 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. Check out how Multisystemic Therapy works here at: https://youtu.be/GUhcojAeC9E
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide direct clinical treatment using the MST treatment model and principles. Some principles include leveraging strengths and focusing on the positive, understanding sequences of behavior, and increasing mature behavior.
Conduct a thorough assessment of the client and family: gather information on behaviors of concern and strengths in the family and their ecology to inform conceptualization of the problem behaviors and interactions within the family’s ecological context.
Continuously work to engage the primary caregiver, family members, supports, and community agency staff (school, probation, child welfare, mental health providers) in change-oriented treatment.
Dedicate time to weekly case planning and evaluation of case progress, with ongoing support from your supervisor and team members.
Receive regular training, professional development, supervision, and consultation activities designed to help you acquire extensive clinical skills within the MST treatment model.
Assure, along with fellow clinicians, that clients have access to 24 hours/day, 7 days/week support as needed offering on call support.
Master’s degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area required. Master’s prepared candidates and recent graduates will be considered with the requisite experience in human services.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation to travel to client’s homes and possibly transport multiple clients at once.
Must live within a 30 – 45 minute travel time from the designated service area.
Professional licensure in social work, marriage and family or mental health counseling field preferred but not required.
Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic, and functional) family therapies
Individual therapy with children and adults/caregivers using cognitive-behavioral techniques
Couples therapy using behaviorally-based approaches
Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood)
Collaboration and partnership with community agencies
Previous work providing in-home or community-based therapy services
Benefits for full time employees include: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Retirement Plan, 3 weeks paid vacation time, mileage compensation, and Tuition reimbursement up to $2500 per fiscal year which can be used towards trainings/continuing education, exam prep, exam material, and licensure renewal costs. Provide licensing support and qualified supervision as well.
Instructions on How to Apply:
You can apply and attach cover letter and resume, directly at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/NOR1043NAFI/JobBoard/331fa188-0c5e-433a-b685-1bd95da427de/?q=MST&o=relevance
Starting salary -$50,000.