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MST-CAN Therapist (Bronx) in Bronx at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Job Description


The therapist will have a clinical background. He/she will participate in training and consultation activities.  The right candidate will adhere to the MST model, be an action-oriented present-focused therapist and have excellent communication and organizational skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct Multisystemic Therapy-Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) assessments for adult and child trauma, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect.  Assessments include functional analyses, identification of strengths and weaknesses and a thorough analysis of referral behaviors within the family’s 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 using the MST process
  • Teach caregiver how to conduct random urine drug screens and breath scans to detect alcohol and drug use
  • Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST Treatment
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation in CNNX case record including progress notes of treatment efforts, enter data into PROMIS; prepare reports to Probation if required


Job Requirements

Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a related field 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Agreement to work a flexible schedule, comfortable with group supervision and commitment to work on professional development goals to improve model adherence
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE: Family systems theory and application, social ecological theory and application, behavioral therapies theory and knowledge, cognitive-behavioral theory therapy and application, pragmatic family therapies theory and application; social skills assessment and intervention and child development research and its application in treatment
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Direct use of pragmatic 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