Sep 09, 2022

Therapist, MST-PSB (Williamsport, PA)

  • Community Solutions Inc
  • Williamsport, PA, USA
  • $50,000 - $55,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

A highly successful program is expanding services and needs a Therapist!  

 

Community Solutions, Inc. is seeking dynamic clinicians to provide an in-home service, entitled Multisystemic Therapy (MST) with an expansion of PSB principals in Lycoming/Clinton Counties.  This program is targeted to helping at-risk adolescents improve their behaviors and reduce their possibility of being placed out of the home by having an emphasis on promoting behavioral change in the youth’s natural environment.

MST is a highly researched, community-based program with many years of successful outcomes.  Community Solutions (CSI) is one of the largest nationally licensed providers of Multisystemic Therapy.  CSI has seen success with MST for 20 years, expanding into multiple states.  CSI came to PA almost 20 years ago and has seen continuous success and growth, now servicing 16 counties.    

MST is effective in changing the behaviors of adolescents and in turn creating hope for juveniles and their families struggling in the juvenile justice and child welfare system.  This position allows therapists to work with the multiple systems of the child, including the individual, family, schools, peers and community.  As the therapist is able to work within the natural ecology of the youth, clinicians are able to create long lasting change for the family. 

Therapist receive extensive training in a research-based, outcome-driven treatment model. To ensure the best outcomes and fidelity to the model therapists receive weekly supervision, professional development, case management and consultation activities.

Therapists work individually with the family while also having the support of their entire team. If you enjoy working as a part of a team, value a community-based approach, have strong interpersonal skills and are flexible, we want you to be a part of our team!

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Social Services or related field preferred.
  • Bachelor degree in Social Service or related field is required.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in the field of mental health and/or substance abuse.
  • Experience in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system is preferred.
  • Social Work or other clinical license is preferred.
  • Valid drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • COVID19 vaccination or negative test

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic and functional) family therapies.
  • Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques.
  • Marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches.
  • Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance.
  • 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).

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Family systems theory and application
  • Social ecological theory and application
  • Behavioral therapies theory and application
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application
  • Pragmatic family therapies theory and application
  • Child development research and its application in treatment.
  • Social skills assessment and intervention.

 

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive Salary, plus option for incentive pay.
  • Flexible work schedule Mileage reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement for education tuition and/or licensure supervision after one year of service.
  • Medical / Dental Insurance Two (2) weeks of vacation accrued within the first year, bumped to three (3) week accrual after 1 year of service.
  • Sick and disability time (accrual based) Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), life and disability plans.
  • Voluntary 401(k) retirement savings plan, with up to a 4% employer match contribution.

CSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disability/Vet. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

License Required

No

Degree Required

Bachelors