NFI Danvers, MA, USA
NFI Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit human services agency, is seeking a master’s level clinician/counselor for our Multi-systemic Therapy (MST) Program. MST is a community-based program that has proven to be effective in producing positive results with the toughest kids for more than 30 years. MST is a well-researched community-based treatment model directed towards youth with problematic behaviors. Examples of impact include: Keep kids in their home and reduce out-of-home placements up to 50 percent Keep kids in school Keep kids out of trouble, reducing re-arrest rates up to 70 percent Improve family relations and functioning Decrease adolescent psychiatric symptoms Decrease adolescent drug and alcohol use Interested persons may locate information about this treatment model on the internet at www.mstservices.com. This program is best suited for counselors who want to: Impact Youth and Families by: Empowering each individual family member Improving the family system Creating sustainable change Helping develop advocacy skills Nurturing and enhancing strengths Impact Systems of Care by: Collaborating with state-agencies (ie: DCF, DMH, DYS) Advocating and supporting families in court, schools, with entitlement services, and community opportunities Connecting families with appropriate supports for permanency and sustained change Impact Communities by: Grassroots interventions supported by using natural supports and community partners. Decreasing high risk adolescent behaviors Increasing pro-social community activities Improving neighborhood connections and support The right MST counselor will be: Committed to own personal development Committed to learning and implementing a standardized model of treatment Committed to professional growth and development Willing to give and accept feedback in order to improve delivery of services A self-starter that is able to work in a flexible and independent environment Job Responsibilities: Carry small caseloads of 5 - 6 cases, in order to meet intensively with families to adequately address their needs Provide daily assessment, treatment, and collaboration with youth and families Daily collaboration with referral sources and community partners Utilizing clinical and non-clinical engagement strategies Participation in weekly team supervision and consultation. Adherence to MST standardized model of treatment. Completion of documentation including but not limited to assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes Job Requirements: Must be available to provide 24-hour on-call phone intervention for youth and families, as needed. Work non-traditional hours - flexible schedule to meet families when it is most convenient for them. Work in a non-traditional work setting, able to do written work from the office, in the community, or at home. Laptop, iPhone and hotspot are provided. Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy or behaviorally-based treatments preferred. Minimum of Master’s degree in human services, social work, counseling, education, criminal justice, or related field with experience. Must be available to attend the 5 day MST orientation training in South Carolina at beginning of employment. (Related expenses are paid for by NFI) Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
Mar 05, 2020