Jan 09, 2023

Clinical Supervisor – Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

  • North Texas Behavioral Health Authority
  • Serving throughout Ellis County, Texas
  • $70,000 - $80,000 yearly
Full time MST Supervisor

Job Description

Do you want to make a difference? Do you have a passion for helping others and want a career where you can make a difference? Then join our NTBHA team where we have proven to be a strong, self-sufficient and enduring foundation within our community that is committed to connecting and serving our clients where they live.

Position’s Role Summary:

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA), based in Dallas is responsible for developing a collaborative system of care for children, adolescents and adults with severe mental illness and other serious emotional disturbances, as well as those experiencing a substance use disorder.

We are responsible for developing a collaborative system of care for individuals in crisis in the NTBHA service area. We are focused on trauma-informed, resilience-oriented care in all services provided.

This position’s actions and duties must align with NTBHA values and goals, regulations, policies and procedures, and meet all documentation standards and regulatory requirements. This position serves Ellis County, Texas. The MST Clinical Supervisor is expected to travel throughout Ellis County.

Overview:

Are you passionate about building therapists’ skills and helping change the lives of families and children in the community?

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority is looking for a dedicated and courageous leader with strong mental health clinical training to supervise and lead a team of 2-4 therapists in implementing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) in Ellis County. Supervisory and leadership is preferred.

Responsibilities include clinical and administrative supervision for therapists on team, liaison with key collaborating agencies and with leadership inside the provider organization, ongoing training, staff development, and evaluation for therapist, and collaboration with MST expert consultants. With backup from other agency supervisory staff, the supervisor will be required to provide on-call support to therapists implementing MST. MST is a well-researched community based-treatment model directed at youth involved in criminal activity and their families. For more information on Multisystemic Therapy, please watch this video: How Does MST Work?,or visit MST’s website: www.mstservices.com. Competitive salary matched to experience applicant.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead, train, and support MST team(s) via weekly group supervision, and individual supervision when needed, to facilitate the following in therapists: adherence to MST principles and the MST analytic process, and competent implementation of interventions with family members and other participants in treatment.
  • Facilitate the creation of supportive, collaborative MST team context in which therapists learn together and share responsibilities such as on-call coverage and learning about community resources.
  • Develop engagement and ongoing collaborative relationships with stakeholders, both external in the community and within the NTBHA.
  • Promote MST program in the community and generate referrals to the program.
  • Manage referrals to the program and manage clinician caseloads.
  • Plan and problem solve with MST Expert to guide effective implementation of MST and ongoing program quality management activities, to achieve the best possible outcomes with families.
  • Collaborative actively with MST Expert and NTBHA leadership to foster own supervisory, leadership, and clinical growth and development.
  • Manage and report data on clinical outcomes and program practices.
  • Deliver MST treatment to a caseload of 1-2 families, if needed to address program and community needs.
  • All services are provided in a person centered, trauma informed manner.
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties and projects may be assigned or changed to meet business needs.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area.
  • Professional licensure as LPC-Associate, LMFT-Associate, or LMSW under clinical supervision required, full licensure as an LPC, LMFT, LCSW preferred.

Preferred Experience:

  • Significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth
  • Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s environment that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peer, school, and neighborhood)
  • Leadership role (informal or formal) including hiring, performance evaluation, and holing supervisees account for performance
  • Training and collaboration with outside agencies
  • Direct us of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
  • Individual therapy with adolescents and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Marital therapy using behaviorally based approaches
  • Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance
  • Provision of group and individual clinical supervision

ESSENTIAL TASKS & STANDARDS

Service Excellence:

  • Exceptional Services (individual, family, and groups) as described in the MST service fidelity guidelines
  • Stewardship of Resources: Maximizes Resources and Impact

For example:

  • Utilization of Workforce Time
  • Creating value as a mental health professional in knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Utilization of agency resources.
  • Leveraging internal and external resources.
  • Cost reduction in services.
  • Innovative practices that maximize resources.

Integrity: Leads team as a role model of integrity.

For example:

  • Positive relationships within the agency, community, and individuals in service
  • Meeting state standards, and NTBHA policy and procedures
  • Ethical work practices

Community: A community builder and team champion for team’s professional relationships.

For example:

  • Communication amongst, staff peers, and supervisors is building healthy relationships and build morale within NTBHA.
  • Individuals and families feel understood and supported by our team
  • Coaching includes strategies for team members to promote healthy relationships, communication and promote morale within NTHBHA.

Continuous Improvement in Measurable ways:

  • Builds knowledge, skills, and abilities to continually grow as a resource to individuals in service and NTBHA in operations.
  • An innovator of new ideas, techniques, and strategies to are forward leaning and move NTBHA vision and values forward in all aspects your role.

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.

NTBHA is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our hiring practices and in our experiences as employees. We strive to create a mindful and respectful environment and culture that is free of perceived harassment, racism, and discrimination, creating an environment of understanding and compassion for all lived experiences.

Job Type: Full-time; License required: Master’s Degree

Shift Hours: Monday through Friday (Some evenings and weekends required to meet the needs of families, 24/7 on call rotation)

Job Type: Full-time

License Required

Yes

Degree Required

Masters