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Therapist -Bilingual/Spanish Multisystemic (MSW BSW LCSW LMSW LPC MFT) Special Sign-on Bonus!

  • The Village for Families and Children
  • 06/28/20
  • Hartford, CT
  • 06105
  • Negotiable / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description:

Are you energetic, analytical, and knowledgeable about cognitive behavioral therapy? Are you interested in using these skills to help high-risk youth stay on path to success? Do you work best in a supportive team environment with access to training and opportunities to learn and grow? Join our Multisystemic Therapy (MST) team!

As a Multisystemic Therapist with The Village, you will enjoy a base salary of $50,000 and a sign-on bonus, an agency-provided take-home vehicle, flexible work schedule, competitive benefits, opportunities for growth, and more!

Multisystemic Therapy

Multisystemic Therapy is an intensive family- and community-based treatment program that addresses all environments that impact high risk youth - homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. Therapists work in the home, school and community and are on call 24/7 to provide caregivers with the tools they need to transform the lives of troubled youth. The therapy focuses on helping youth succeed in school and gain job skills, and introduces youth to positive recreational activities.

About The Village

The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.

Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If youd like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!

Job Summary

The Multisystemic Therapist will provide in-home MST clinical services to clients and families involved in the juvenile justice system. Engage in all treatment activities in accordance with the MST model including assessment, engagement, treatment planning, crisis intervention, case management and discharge planning. Therapist will participate in MST training and will demonstrate a clear understanding of the MST model.

Provide direct clinical services to children and their families involved in the juvenile justice system in accordance with the MST model.
Engage clients and families in comprehensive safety planning.
Complete clinical documentation on all active cases including assessments, progress notes, treatment plans, safety plans and MST weekly paperwork.
Participate in weekly group supervision and consultation with assigned team. Present conceptualization of cases and incorporate feedback from consultant, supervisor and teammates into treatment planning.
Adhere to the MST model and ensure completion of all model requirements (i.e. weekly paperwork; Therapist, Supervisor and Consultant Adherence Measures (TAM, SAM, CAM); audio tape sessions, etc.).
Participate in quarterly MST booster trainings and all required agency and funder trainings.
Complete clinical documentation and reports in an accurate and timely fashion; maintain all documentation and reports required by agency policies and funding sources.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with referring Probation Officers as well as community agencies in order to provide comprehensive and effective treatment for clients and families.
Ensure regular communication and timely updates on case progress to referring agents.
Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation with teammates to support clients/families in times of crisis.
Maintain flexible schedule to ensure availability to clients and families
Participate in clinical supervision with MST supervisor. Work in collaboration with supervisor to create a therapist development plan.
Know and adhere to agency policies and procedures.
Contribute to program functioning by assuming responsibility for special tasks or leadership in special projects as appropriate.
Contribute to agency organizational life by participating in agency-wide task forces, committees, or problem-solving teams as appropriate.
Contribute to agency visibility and development of community linkages by representing the Village in community groups or committees, or assuming responsibility for community presentations, as assigned by supervisor.

Experience and Skills:
Masters Degree from an accredited program in social work or related field; Professional clinical license in the state of Connecticut preferred.
Bachelors Degree candidates with a degree in social work or related field with a minimum of two years of clinical experience may be considered.
Demonstrated ability to provide culturally competent services.
Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/Latino) is a plus.
Valid Drivers License required.
Ability to work flexible hours, engage in statewide travel and provide 24/7 on-call coverage.
Physical abilities required to accomplish the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations; ability to function safely in therapeutic situations, including provision of services in clients homes or host settings.

Job Benefits:

The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
Good Health
Medical and Prescription Coverage
Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
Dental and Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Annual on-site flu clinics

Secured Future
Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance

403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match

Advancement in your Career
Annual Professional License Reimbursement
Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Student Loan Forgiveness Program National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
Tuition Reimbursement

Work/Life Balance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
Paid Holidays
Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave

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