This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN). MST-CAN is a researched community-based treatment model directed at families with children ages 6 to 17 years old where there is on-going physical abuse and neglect. MST-CAN provides a holistic approach to physical abuse and neglect cases by considering the wide range of possible risk factors and systems involved. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing all those inter-related areas.
Qualified Professional Responsibilities:
- Receive a minimum of one (1) hour of group supervision and one (1) hour of telephone consultation per week
- Provide review of treatment summary in notes submitted by team members
- Provide Crisis Intervention Services
- Assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and services to improve clinical effectiveness and operating efficiency of the entire MST team and organization.
- Develop, monitor, and revise the recipient's person-centered plan through a child and family team
- Provide/Coordinate (with other licensed professionals) treatment for the youth and other family members.
- Provide community based individual therapy, family therapy, direct interventions and case management to consumer and families.
- Develop Person Centered Plan with consumer and family
- Conduct/Participate in Child and Family Treatment Team Meetings Monthly
- Work collaboratively with other services providers and community partners to deliver client solutions.
- Coordinate services
- Capacity to carry out first responder responsibilities for recipients on a face-to-face basis and telephonically at all times (24/7/365), with capacity for face-to-face emergency response within 2 hours.
- Participate in the internal continuous quality improvement process such as peer review, audits.
- Updates professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications maintaining credentialing.
- Conduct MST assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context
- Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement
- Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process
- Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with the nine MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process
- Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST-CAN treatment
- Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices.
- Participate in all MST-CAN training, supervision and consultation activities
- Build a relationship with community stakeholders (i.e., child protection services, Guardians ad Litem, judges, schools, etc.) to ensure cooperation among service providers
Agency Related Duties:
- Attend agency meetings as required
- Serve on agency committees as needed
- Maintain certifications in accordance with State Licensure Board Requirements (if applicable)
- Represent organization in a professional manner
- Promote organizations vision, ethical standards and public service commitment through personal actions and communications
- Seek and participate in opportunities for professional growth
- Additional duties as assigned
Preferred Professional and Personal Characteristics:
- Experience and ability to work with children and their families from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic environments.
- Experience serving children/adolescents with DSM-V TR diagnosis (mental health needs) and their families.
- Effective, empathetic, interpersonal skills (oral and written) that build mutual trust and respect with youth and their families, agency staff and the professional community.
- Demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with professional colleagues, local and state officials, referral sources and community groups.
- Experience in speaking to professionals and parent groups.
- Competence in written and oral communications, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
- Self motivated and committed to continuing personal and professional growth.
- Basic computer skills and literacy.
- Able to meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities.
- Demonstration of an ability to function under pressure and independently.
Minimum Level of Education and Experience:
- Masters degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area
- Valid Drivers License
- Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening
- Driving Record Check
- Access to computer and internet