Multi Systemic Therapy (MST) TherapistOmaha, Nebraska
TITLE: Multi Systemic Therapy (MST) Therapist
CLOSING DATE: January 18, 2019
OVERVIEW OF BOYS TOWN
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Boys Town Nebraska is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.
Our mission is centered on creating an environment for children that includes trust, discipline, emotional support and respect. We believe that all children and youth have the potential to become bright, productive, adjusted, loving people.
Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. Join our Town today and help us shape the future of America!
OVERVIEW OF JOB
As our Multi Systemic Therapy (MST) Therapist you will implement therapy with young offenders and young people with complex behavioral problems to develop appropriate specialized treatment plans of care. As an MST Therapist you will provide comprehensive MST treatment to each family that is individualized and family-centered. You will provide MST services to youth. Develop multi systemic formulations of presenting problems or situations that integrate information from assessments within a coherent framework and which draws upon multi systematic theory and incorporate interpersonal, societal, cultural, and biological factors. Evaluate and make decisions about treatment options in line with MST principles. Implement MST therapy, ensuring adherence to the model. Participate in ongoing case reviews involving a multi-disciplinary approach. Meet with families and children at various locations; utilize own vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth as authorized. Provide therapy notes, treatment plans, and other documentation in accordance with MST protocol.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS
- Master's degree in Psychology, social work, counseling or related field from a fully accredited university.
- 2 years of experience including providing adolescents and family therapy, providing services in an outpatient setting and conducting intakes, working with at risk youth with significant behavioral and emotional needs, and working in the community and in an outpatient setting.
- Must be eligible as an MST Qualified Provider and familiar with MST Service Requirements; must meet all credentialing and paneling requirements for the managed care companies, and be trained in behavioral, cognitive behavioral and pragmatic family therapies.
- Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record, plus the ability to provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws.
- This position is on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support.
- Must be a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) or provisionally licensed (PLMHP) working toward full licensure in the state of Nebraska, licensed independent mental health professional preferred (LIMHP)
- Ability to provide comprehensive MST treatment to each family that is individualized and family-centered.
- Solid understanding of the philosophy and function of public assistance and social services systems. Knowledge of recognized interventions such as risk assessment and crisis intervention in order to address identified service needs.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care and the ability to learn, apply, and explain complex regulations and policies governing child welfare processes and services.
- Ability to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with youth, staff, and support agencies.
- Knowledge of community resources and service providers available in the geographical area; knowledge of the functions and services of the community organizations and related human services.
- Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external business contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
- Ability to use evidence based practices.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.