Nov 19, 2021

Washington County, Minnesota Multisystemic Therapy, Community-based Clinician

  • Washington County MN
  • Remote
  • $80,000 - $105,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Job Title: Washington County, Minnesota 

Multisystem Therapy, Community-based Clinician

 

 

Overview 

Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Washington County, MN is looking for compassionate, dedicated people in the East Metro Twin Cities area who want to empower youth and families by creating strength-based behavior change that will be sustained long after treatment ends.

 

You will receive ongoing training in the Multisystemic Therapy (MST) model as you work 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 delinquency and status offenses, including assault, theft, truancy 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. For more information on Multisystemic Therapy, please watch this video: How Does MST Work? 

 

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. 
  • Comfort working with a diverse community of clients
  • Knowledge of the types of families in the community
  • Continuously work to engage the primary caregiver, family members, supports, and community agency staff (school, probation, child welfare)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. 

 

Qualifications 

 

Master’s degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area required, or bachelor’s degree with minimum of three years of experience working with family and/or youth services.  Newly graduated masters level clinicians are encouraged to apply.

 

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. 

 

Preferred Experience 

 

Professional licensure in clinical, counseling, social work or marriage and family therapy field but not required. 

Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic, and functional) family therapies 

Therapy with children and adults using cognitive-behavioral techniques 

Couples therapy using behaviorally based approaches 

Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood) 

Collaboration and partnership with community agencies 

Previous work providing in-home or community-based therapy services 

 

Benefits 

This is a contracted position with Washington County Community Corrections. Therapists are paid per case based on experience; from $5500 to $6600, up to $105,000 per year. Monthly stipend of up to $300 for reimbursable program expenses.  Personal time off of 23 days per year for the first 5 years, increasing every 5 years of service. Clinical supervision/continuing education offered for non-licensed therapists.

 

Instructions on How to Apply 

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

 

Brenda Martin, Juvenile Unit Supervisor

Washington County Community Corrections

14949 62nd St No

Stillwater, MN 55082

651-430-6903

 

Or email to Brenda.Martin@co.washington.mn.us

 

 

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