JOB TITLE: Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Supervisor
REPORTS TO: Division Director
SUPERVISES: MST Therapists
EMPLOYEE STATUS: Regular/full-time/Salaried/Exempt
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Supervisor will be responsible for assuring that the MST program delivers quality care to the targeted population. The Supervisor will also assure program adherence to the MST model, and complies with requirements of the county departments of human services. The Supervisor will be the point of contact for stakeholders needing access to the MST program.
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: These are the most significant performance factors involved with this position and they will be the principal factors on which the employee will be evaluated:
- Carry out clinical and administrative supervisory responsibilities for an MST team of two therapists.
- Generate and manage case referrals and manage clinician caseloads.
- Conduct weekly group supervision for MST team to assure adherence to MST principles and the MST analytic process.
- Collaborate actively with MST Supervisor around implementation of MST by the program and to ensure continued development of personal clinical skills and knowledge of relevant research.
- Conduct individual supervision as needed to target clinician competency needs and to remove individual barriers to effective implementation of MST treatment.
- Provide supportive and corrective feedback to clinicians to promote positive client outcomes with availability.
- Collaborate with stakeholders, both external in the community and within the provider agency.
- Provide administrative support targeting systemic barriers to treatment success.
- Assure availability of clinical and administrative support to clinicians 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
- Supervise data collection and reporting to comply with county and MST expectations.
- Deliver MST to a caseload of 1-2 families as required to address program needs.
- Assure therapist accessibility to clients when needed at times most likely to promote engagement.
- Assure that all assessments are comprehensive, multisystemic, and provide adequate information to determine the causes and correlates of referral behaviors to direct effective treatment within the ecological context.
- Promote the MST program with referral sources and with the general public.
- Masters Degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area.
- Significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth (at least two years documented experience).
- Experience providing behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance.
- Experience providing direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic and functional) family therapies.
- Must pass Criminal History and Child Abuse/Neglect background checks.
- Must have a valid Driver’s License and Proof of Vehicle Insurance and remain current thereafter.
Familiarity and experience with the following therapies:
- Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques.
- Marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches
- Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peer, school, and neighborhood).
- Provision of group and individual clinical supervision
- Systems theory and application
- Social ecological theory and application
- Behavioral therapies theory and application
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application
- Pragmatic family therapies theory and application
- Child development research and it’s application in treatment
- Experience providing social skills assessment and intervention.
- PH.D in counseling or related field
Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in written format.
Ability to prepare reports, including ability to assemble information in software programs.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Ability to compute rate and percent.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times, including the ability to recognize situations in which confidentiality is required.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships staff, clients, management, referral agencies, Tribal members, consultants, and the public.
Must work independently, with minimum of supervision.
Lifting a minimum of 10 pounds may be required.
Work will require the extensive use of computers for the recording of client progress and reports. This requires the need to work in front of a computer terminal for extended periods of time and repetitive motion with the use of the keyboard and computer mouse.
Adequate hearing is required to hear/talk with all individuals, and to use telephones on a consistent basis.
Position involves standing and sitting for long periods.
Work is performed in an office setting with some exposure to environmental stress, and frequent interruptions.
The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
Frequent communication with employees and others on a daily basis, including telephone as well as face-to-face interaction.
Basic keyboarding and inputting data are required.
Consistent and punctual attendance. There may be some extended hours.
This job description does not constitute a contract of employment.