Community Solutions Inc Therapist, MST in Kansas City, Kansas
Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Do you love working with families?
Community Solutions Inc. has received a contract increase and is looking for compassionate, dedicated Therapists in the Kansas City, KS area who want to empower youth and families by creating strength-based behavior change that will be sustained long after treatment ends.
Therapists would provide coverage within various counties including: Atchinson, Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte.
You will receive ongoing training in the Multisystemic Therapy (MST) model as you work with families, youth, their communities, and other key members of their ecology to implement MST as designed. Extensive research has proven the effectiveness of MST. MST therapists do whatever it takes, via close collaboration with all involved, to address the needs of juveniles with serious criminal offenses, including and, in some cases, substance abuse. You will empower families to address challenging and/or problematic behavior and to help youth aged 12 - 17 make life-transforming changes. Treatment progress is made through intensive interventions such as skill building, changing unhelpful family interactions, and increasing social support, to name a few. For more information on Multisystemic Therapy, please watch this video: How Does MST Work? (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzMKp8604ZCmaaS5AuCiwyA)
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide direct clinical treatment using the MST treatment model and principles. Some principles include leveraging strengths and focusing on the positive, understanding sequences of behavior, and increasing mature behavior.
Conduct a thorough assessment of the client and family: gather information on behaviors of concern and strengths in the family and their ecology to inform conceptualization of the problem behaviors and interactions within the family’s ecological context.
Comfort working with a diverse community of clients
Knowledge of the types of families in the community
Continuously work to engage the primary caregiver, family members, supports, and community agency staff in change-oriented treatment.
Dedicate time to weekly case planning and evaluation of case progress, with ongoing support from your supervisor and team members.
Receive regular training, professional development, supervision, and consultation activities designed to help you acquire extensive clinical skills within the MST treatment model.
Assure, along with fellow clinicians, that clients have access to 24 hours/day, 7 days/week support as needed.
Master's degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work or a related subject area preferred.
Bachelor’s degree required in Social Services or related field with a minimum of three years of experience working with family and/or youth services.
Two years of work experience in social work or clinical treatment
Valid driver license, and ability to travel up to 75% of the time.
Professional licensure in social work or other clinical field preferred but not required.
Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic, and functional) family therapies
Therapy with children and adults using cognitive-behavioral techniques
Couples therapy using behaviorally-based approaches
Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood)
Collaboration and partnership with community agencies
Previous work providing in-home or community-based therapy services
CSI offers great benefits which include:
Two (2) weeks’ vacation accrued within the first year, bumped to three (3) weeks accrual after 1 year of service.
Sick time (7 days accrual basis), floating holiday time (4 days/year).
Medical and Dental plans.
Voluntary plan options for: Vision, FSA, voluntary STD, Accident, Hospital, Life insurance and AD&D.
401(k) Retirement savings plan with automatic enrollment and a company match of 100% up to 4% of your contribution.
Tuition reimbursement after 1 year service.
CSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disability/Vet. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.