The Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Therapist provides direct clinical treatment to assigned families using methods compatible with Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) principles and practices. The therapist will work with families and youth applying Multi-Systemic Therapy, by focusing on improving and strengthening the social networks of the youth and his/her family. MST is a family-driven treatment that is culturally responsive and centers on promoting behavioral change in the youth's natural environment by working with the clients in their home, school and community setting. This approach in collaboration with the juvenile justice system plays a unique bridge-building role in achieving shared outcomes for youth, families, schools, and communities at large.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Engages the primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-orientated treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement
- Conducts MST assessments, including review of referral information, identifies and engages key participants, identifies systemic strengths and weaknesses, and develops an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context
- Maintains clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrates compliance with the nine (9) MST Principles and MST Analytic Process
- Participates in all MST training, supervision, and consultation activities
- Collaborates with other service providers, public agencies, and key members of each families' support system.
- Masters of Science (MS)/Master of Arts (MA) degree from an accredited college or university in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Social Work and/or Marriage and Family Therapy and
- Bilingual in Spanish
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- A valid driver's license (Texas, upon hire) and a good driving record
- Must provide and maintain proof of automobile liability insurance upon employment
- One (1) year of Post Master's Clinical experience
- At least two (2) semesters of internship in the Psychological and Social Services Unit of Harris County Juvenile Probation or in Harris County Children's Forensic Unit