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MST Therapist at COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS INC

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 28 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Secaucus, New Jersey





Job Description:

$1,500 sign on bonus

Want to join an exceptional organization? If you go above and beyond in making youth and families a priority and want to help cultivate a fun, team centered environment, we want to talk to you. Community Solutions, Inc. is an established multistate non-profit agency servicing adults and youth at-risk.

We are seeking an individual with mental health clinical training and experience to implement Multisystemic Therapy (MST) in our New Jersey location servicing the counties of Essex and Hudson.

MST is a well-researched community-based treatment model directed at youth involved in antisocial behaviors and their families.  Interested persons may locate information about this treatment model on the internet at www.mstservices.com .  MST therapists are responsible for engaging the family and other key participants, including mandated agencies, in the MST treatment process. Duties include assessment, treatment, and collaboration with families, youth, and community agency staff.  Therapist will function as part of an MST team and will participate in weekly team supervision and consultation.  Must be available to provide on-call 24-hour coverage.  Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy and behaviorally-based treatments preferred.  Master’s in a mental health field preferred; bachelor’s with extensive experience will be considered. 

Community Solutions Inc. (CSI) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the responsible citizenship, accountability, and well-being of individuals and families involved, or at risk of involvement, in the child welfare, juvenile justice, or criminal justice system. Since CSI’s founding in 1962, it has been a pioneer in the community-based service. We have been delivering supervision, treatment, and comprehensive individualized services to help clients interact more effectively in their communities and become productive citizens. Using this plan we built the first ever halfway house in New England which has now been replicated and grown to almost 50 programs in 9 states. For over 50 years, CSI has been building upon its successful foundations and has been expanding its services to serve thousands of adults, youth, and families each year.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Mediate and resolve family problems and handle all emergency situations in a calm manner.

  • Serve as positive role model following program guidelines for professional conduct and code of ethics.

  • Program Services/Administration

  • Possess knowledge of and adherence to standards of confidentiality, and if applicable Department of Public Health and Addiction Services regulations, Title XIX, CHAMPUS, Medicare/Medicaid and Managed Care requirements that pertain to Agency programs and client. Provide directions for staff related to mental health issues as requested.

  • Conduct program specific 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 caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.

  • Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the program specific Analytic Process.

  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with program specific Principles and the program specific Analytic Process.

  • Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout treatment.

  • Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with program specific principles and practices.

  • Carry cell phone and participate in 24/7 on-call system.

  • Complete data for program Client Management System.

  • Recommend program terminations and coordinate in accordance with Agency and referral source policies.

  • Ensure collection of urine samples and complete related paperwork and breathalyzer testing as required by contract.

  • Increase treatment responsibilities as determined necessary for program needs and as qualified to do so by the Program or Clinical Supervisor.


  • A Master’s degree in Social Services or related field, or a Bachelor degree and three years of experience.

  • Social Work or other clinical license is preferred.

  • Valid driver license

Benefits Offered:


  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Medical / Dental/ Vision Insurance /Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Two (2) weeks of vacation accrued within the first year, bumped to three (3) week accrual after 1 year of service.

  • Sick and disability time (accrual based)

  • Voluntary 401(k) retirement savings plan, with up to a 4% employer match contribution

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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.





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