Family Therapist - Evidence-Based Programming

National Counseling Group
Fredericksburg, VA
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 17, 2021
Full Time
Salaried Position! Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Come join a small team of dedicated therapists working to improve the lives of youth and families in the community. National Counseling Group is looking for compassionate, dedicated people who want to empower youth and families by creating strength-based behavior change that will be sustained long after treatment ends. Extensive research has proven the effectiveness of MST. MST therapists do whatever it takes, via close collaboration with all involved, to address the needs of juveniles who are involved in high-risk behaviors and, in some cases, substance abuse. You will empower families to address challenging and/or problematic behavior and to help youth aged 12 - 17 make life-transforming changes. As an MST Therapist, you will receive extensive and ongoing training and supervision in the Multisystemic Therapy (MST) model as you work with families, youth, their communities, and other key members of their ecology to implement MST as designed. New Graduates Welcome! Job Responsibilities Conduct MST assessments with the youth and family. Carry a caseload of only 4-6 clients. Engage primary caregivers and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement. Implement problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, case 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 9 MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process. Ability to engage and collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system, to maintain alignment throughout MST treatment. Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices. Participate in all MST training, supervision and consultation activities. COVID-19 Procedures : MST staff can utilize telephonic and telehealth services to support and supplement in-person services as needed. Traditional, in-person sessions may continue when necessary to meet client's essential needs. In these sessions, staff will practice social distancing and other CDC recommended measures to ensure health and safety to include but not limited to face coverings during face to face provision. NCG provides all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to staff providing in-person sessions. Experience Preferred * Direct use of pragmatic (ie 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 (ie family, peer, school, and neighborhood) Education Required Masters or better Licenses & Certifications Required VA Resident in MFT VA Supervisee in SW VA Resident in Counseling Preferred VA LMFT VA Lic Prof Counselor VA Lic Clin Social Worker Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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