Multisystemic Therapist

Employer
National Counseling Group
Location
Annandale, VA
Posted
Nov 23, 2021
Closes
Nov 26, 2021
Ref
222322537
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
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. 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.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.New Graduates Welcome!Job ResponsibilitiesConduct MST assessments 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.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.Provide periodic on-call 24-hour coverage.Preferred Knowledge:Family systems theory and applicationSocial ecological theory and applicationBehavioral therapies theory and applicationCognitive-behavioral therapy theory and applicationPragmatic family therapies theory and applicationChild development research and its application in treatmentExperiencePreferredA cents € cents Direct use of pragmatic (ie structural, strategic and functional) family therapies A cents € cents Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques A cents € cents Marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches A cents € cents Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance A cents € cents 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)EducationRequiredMasters or betterLicenses & CertificationsRequiredRes in Counseling (VA)PreferredZ - INACTIVE - DO NOT USEZ - LCSWZ - LPCEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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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