MST Therapist - Rocky Mount, NC
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Rocky Mount, NC

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This is a Fulltime position.

Location Rocky Mount, NC

Qualifications Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related subject area. Persons with a related bachelor’s degree and significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth may also qualify at the discretion of the agency.
Preferred Experience:
Direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic, and functional) 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.
Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peers, school, and neighborhood).
Preferred Knowledge:
Family systems theory and application
Social ecological theory and application
Behavioral therapies theory and application
Pragmatic family therapies theory and application
Child development research and its application in treatment
Social skills assessment and intervention

Responsibilities
Responsibilities: Conduct MST assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context.
Engage primary caregivers and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, and outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process. Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST treatment. Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices. Participate in all MST training, supervision, and consultation activities.
Description of the service: MST is designed to keep youth in the home by delivering an intensive therapy to the family within the home. Services are designed to address the identified needs of children and adolescents with significant behavioral problems who are transitioning from out of home placements or are at risk of out-of-home placement and need intensive interventions to remain stable in the community. This population has access to a variety of interventions twenty four (24/7) hours a day by staff that will maintain contact and intervene as one organizational unit. MST therapist receives ongoing support and guidance from the MST supervisor and MST consultant while working with families. This approach includes structured face-to-face therapeutic interventions to provide support and guidance in all areas of functional domains: adaptive, communication, psychosocial, problem solving, behavior management, etc. The service promotes the family’s capacity to monitor and manage the youth’s behavior.

Contact Information Serafina Dowdy; Fax: 252-467-2865 or serafina.dowdy@eastersealsucp.com

Posted: 6/20/13

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