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Therapist (Staten Island) in Staten Island at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

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Job Description

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

JBFCS's preventive program provides a range of preventive/clinical services to families with children at risk of abuse or neglect. To keep the family intact, the program offers individual, family, couple, and group treatment to family members as well as parent support groups.

PURPOSE:

The Therapist will have a clinical background. He/she will participate in training and consultation activities.  The right candidate will have excellent communication skills and sucess working in a preventive setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Conduct Multisystemic Therapy (MST) assessment including review of referral information, identify and engage key participants, interview family to complete a functional analysis, identify strengths and weaknesses and developing an analysis of the fit problems within the 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 scan 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 progress notes of treatment efforts, enter data into PROMIS; prepare reports to Probation if required

EDUCATIONAL

Job Requirements

Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area.  LMSW required, LCSW preferred.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  bilingual/bicultural; agreement to work a flexible schedule, comfortable with group supervision and commitment to work on professional development goals to improve 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