Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) provides a holistic approach to physical abuse and neglect cases by taking into account the wide range of possible risk factors and systems involved. MST-CAN focuses on families and communities as a whole, tailoring interventions to the social ecology surrounding the individual experiencing physical abuse or neglect.
The major goals of MST-CAN are to:
keep families together
assure that children are safe
prevent abuse and neglect
reduce mental health difficulties experienced by adults and children
increase natural social supports
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
Flexible schedule (based around the availability of youth and families)
Masters degree in a behavioral health or related field (required)
License or license-eligibility (preferred)
Experience with at-risk population (preferred)
Valid driver’s license, a vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance (required)
Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.
If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.
This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to emerging adults ages 17 to 26 who have been involved in the justice system, aging out of foster care, prison re-entry, and also those who have been in supported housing programs. Our MST program is built on the principle that the serious behavior problems of an individual typically stem from a combination of influences including family factors, deviant peer group, problems in school or the community, and individual characteristics. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing all of those inter-related areas.
Carries a caseload of 4-5 emerging adults. Intensive treatment requires counselor to meet with each client at least three times per week.
Develops individualized treatment plans for each case. Ongoing assessments and reviews of treatment progress are performed on a regular basis
Documents all sessions within a pre-established cycle time. Documentation is web-based and most locations provide voice-recognition technology.
Maintains on-call availability to clients during the week. Counselors rotate on-call availability.
Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with emerging adults in the home.
Counselors provide treatment in individual emerging adults' homes in a wide array of settings and communities
Works closely with multiple types of clinical supervision provided in individual and group settings led by trained and licensed MST professionals. Review of progress generally occurs at frequent intervals.
Develops strong community relationships and resources to better support emerging adults as part of treatment.
Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance. Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage
Master's degree in a behavioral health or related field is required. License or license-eligibility preferred. Experience with population preferred. Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy required. Experience with Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing preferred. High energy level and superior interpersonal and communication skills. Must have valid driver's license and be able to provide transportation. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision Retirement Savings Pension Plan 403 (b) 2 weeks paid vacation 12 paid sick days per year 10 paid holidays Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)