MST Therapist - Dallas, NC

Alexander Youth Network is looking for a  Multi-systemic (MST) Therapist to work with our Partners team in Dallas, NC.  The MST Therapist provides comprehensive services to adolescents and their families, completes functional assessments of the adolescent in the context of the family, school and community, focusing on helping parents build supportive social networks, empowering parents to address the needs of the adolescent more effectively, teaching the adolescent new coping skills and emphasizing long-term change that families can maintain after the program has been complete

QMHP should have either a Bachelors in a Human Services related field (i.e.. Psychology, Social Work) and two years experience with Children/adolescents or a Masters in a Human Services related field and one experience with Children/adolescents or a Bachelors in a non- Human Services related field and four years  experience with Children/adolescents. Experience in SAY preferred, but not required. Masters strongly preferred.

Alexander Youth Network provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. We deliver an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self determination, achieve their potential, and find long-lasting positive ways to connect with their community.

SUMMARY The Multi-Systemic Therapist provides comprehensive services to adolescents and their families.  Completes functional assessments of the adolescent in the context of the family, school and community, focusing on helping parents build supportive social networks, empowering parents to address the needs of the adolescent more effectively, teaching the adolescent new coping skills and emphasizing long-term change that families can maintain after the program has been completed. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  The Multi-Systemic Therapist will be expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:

Complete targeted direct service hours

All documentation including progress notes are completed accurately and in a timely manner

Maintain active service plan on each client

Accurately maintains client Electronic Health Record

Complete all mandated training

Maintain schedule in CDT 90 days in advance

Successfully meet discharge outcomes

Clinical Outcomes

Clinical Assessments and Updates

Participate in Individual and Group Supervision, Team Meetings and MST Consultations as required

Coordinate services within multi-systems in reaching the client's goals and to ensure buy-in and cooperation throughout the MST process as evidenced by treatment review meetings and taking the clinical lead on cases.

Provide direct clinical treatment (family, individual, community based services and case management) using methods compatible with MST principles, analytic process and practices as evidenced by therapist adherence measure scores and positive outcomes with families.

Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with MST principles and analytic process as evidenced by weekly summaries and productivity documentation.

Hand in paperwork and necessary documentation in a timely manner and as stated by the supervisor as evidenced by meeting timeframes for all documentation.

Conduct MST assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and struggles, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within an ecological context.

Engage primary caregivers and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.

Flexibility and consistency in scheduling with the families as evidenced by meeting with families on the average 6-8 hrs per week at the start of treatment and clinically assessing need throughout treatment.

On-call duties 24/7, with rotation of weekend duties.

Active participation in weekly group supervision as evidenced by preparedness, providing feedback to team members, and accepting feedback from others.

Active participation in weekly group consultation with MST consultant and all MST trainings as evidenced by preparedness, providing necessary supervision feedback to consultant and accepting feedback from the consultant.

Appropriate use of individual supervision as needed as evidenced by seeking supervision when barriers arise and participating in clinician development sessions.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelors degree in Human Service and 2 years of experience QMHP required.

It is preferred that the individual will have experience in working with antisocial behaviors in adolescents.  The individual should have a strong understanding of family systems and social ecology theories.  It will be important to have an understanding of the MST philosophy and practices.  The individual will have experience in coordinating services with other agencies within the mental health community.  An understanding of family dynamics, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, educational issues and the legal system will be essential.

BENEFITS

Alexander boasts a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical with Employer-Sponsored HRA
  • Dental 
  • Vision
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Employer-Paid Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Discounts and Perks such as AAA, credit union membership, and more!