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Lead MST Therapist (LIMHP) - (Omaha, Nebraska, United States)
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Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Boys Town Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Program is looking for a compassionate and dedicated Lead MST Therapist who wants to empower youth and families by creating strengths-based behavior change that will be sustained long after treatment ends. The Lead Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Therapist implements therapy with juveniles with complex behavioral concerns that are at risk of being removed from their homes. The Lead MST therapist will provide comprehensive and evidence-based treatment to each family that is individualized and family-centered in accordance with MST guidelines. This position will also assist in ensuring MST fidelity is maintained by the MST team and will assist team members in developing youth treatment plans; as well as observe, evaluate, and document the results of treatment interventions.
- Contributes to ongoing MST program implementation and development and shares in responsibility for delivery of clinical and community-based services to children and families.
- Participates in supervision, accompanies staff in the field; assists in developing, monitoring, and reviewing service plans for children and families as well as developing subsequent plans throughout care.
- Monitors and ensures that records and documentation, including service plans, Initial Diagnostic Interviews, forms, reports, case notes, narratives, outcome measures, and demographics, are completed appropriately and on time.
- Provides Individual Diagnostic interviews to determine client eligibility as needed.
- Directs and participates in service planning reviews, progress reviews, staff meetings, and case reviews.
- Ensures appropriate level of direct contact with families per program requirements, and remains available to staff and families 24/7, for crisis intervention as needed.
- Follows reporting procedures established for MST and promotes safety.
- Promotes culture of professionalism through role modeling, profession, and respect.
- Provides input for case closure decisions.
- May assist in the referral process and work with referral sources and consumer groups to ensure appropriate referrals are made to the program.
- Cultivates stakeholder relationships including overcoming barriers to stakeholder engagement.
- Participates in monitoring the compliance responsibilities for the program.
- Collaborates with MST Expert and Director to ensure continuous quality assurance and improvement.
- Provides MST services to youth.
- Provides direct clinical treatment (family, individual, community-based services and case management) using methods compatible with MST principles, analytic processes and practices as evidenced by therapist adherence measure scores and positive outcomes with families. Successfully meets discharge outcomes.
- Participates in Individual and Group Supervision, Team Meetings and MST Consultations as required.
- Conducts 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.
- Coordinates 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.
- Maintains 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. Ensures all documentation including progress notes are completed accurately and in a timely manner
- Engages 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 3-5 hrs. per week at the start of treatment and clinically assessing need throughout treatment.
- Completes targeted direct service hours.
- Maintains active service plan on each client.
- Accurately maintains the client’s Electronic Health Record.
- Completes all mandated training.
- Available for on-call duties for assigned youth.
- Actively participates in weekly group supervision as evidenced by preparedness, providing feedback to team members, and accepting feedback from others.
- Will meet with families and children at various locations; utilizes own vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth as authorized (Travel mileage reimbursed).
- Master’s degree in counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, psychology, or related field required.
- 3 or more years of experience working with youth and families; 2 years of experience providing clinical services; experience with at-risk youth with significant behavioral and emotional needs preferred.
- Must be eligible to become an MST Qualified Provider.
- 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 and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
- This position is on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support.
- Must be a licensed independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP) in the state in which they are practicing.
- Must meet all credentialing and paneling requirements for the managed care companies.
Required Skills & Abilities:
- 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 in scheduling with families during non-traditional hours, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with youth, staff, and support agencies with minimal oversight.
- 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.
- Ability to participate in leadership activities of the team to include supervising family interventions, behavioral interactions, and clinical services.
- Ability to write and review clinical documentation, case notes, and treatment, service, and discharge plans.
- Ability to analyze data, track client progress and outcomes, draw supportable conclusions, and formulate recommendations.
- Knowledge of the legal system related to children and families, including dependency orders and DCFS procedures.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Sign, and Electronic Health Records (EHR).
- Ability to use evidence-based practices.
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, an employee discount program, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
Date Posted: September 10, 2021
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.
What would happen if you could ?improve circumstances for those who are suffering from abuse, addiction, abandonment or violence, so they could reach their potential?
That is the question Boys Town has spent a century answering. It is what inspired and drove our founder, Father Edward J. Flanagan, and it continues to motivate our mission to this day.
Boys Town believes today, as our founder did 100 years ago, that every child deserves a future, every family deserves to stay together and every community deserves to thrive. And we believe that all of these things should be achievable without regard to race, religion or background.
So, for the young man dodging gunfire on the streets just to get to school, the family torn apart by substance abuse, and the community crumbling from neglect and social disorder, Boys Town offers hope. But we offer hope as more than just an abstract concept; we substantiate it with programs and solutions grounded in our deep experience and supported by our decades of research.
Though we have grown to become a national organization that reaches communities from coast to coast, and our scope has expanded to include in-home family counseling, health care and programs to rebuild at-risk schools, Boys Town remains forever driven by our founder’s singular vision. And with your help, we will do so well into our second century and beyond.