Multisystemic Therapist

This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to youth that display serious antisocial behaviors and are at-risk of placement out of the home due to their behaviors. Our MST program is built on the principle that the serious behavior problems of a child typically stem from a combination of influences including family factors, deviant peer group, problems in school or the community, and individual characteristics. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing all of those inter-related areas.

Qualified Professional Responsibilities:

  • Receive a minimum of one (1) hour of group supervision and one (1) hour of telephone consultation per week
  • Provide review of treatment summary in notes submitted by team members
  • Provide Crisis Intervention Services
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and services to improve clinical effectiveness and operating efficiency of the entire MST team and organization.
  • Develop, monitor, and revise the recipient’s person-centered plan through a child and family team
  • Provide/Coordinate (with other licensed professionals) treatment for the youth and other family members.

Counseling Responsibilities:

  • Provide community based individual therapy, family therapy, direct interventions, and case management to consumers and families.
  • Develop Person-Centered Plan with consumer
  • Conduct/Participate in Child and Family Treatment Team Meetings Monthly
  • Work collaboratively with other services providers and community partners to deliver client solutions.
  • Coordinate services
  • Carry out first responder responsibilities for recipients on a face to face basis and also telephonically at all times (24/7/365), with capacity for face-to-face emergency response within 2 hours.
  • Participate in the internal continuous quality improvement process such as peer review, audits.
  • Updates professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications maintaining credentialing.

Agency Related Duties:

  • Attend agency meetings as required
  • Serve on agency committees as needed
  • Maintain certifications in accordance with State Licensure Board Requirements (if applicable)
  • Represent the organization in a professional manner
  • Promote the organization’s vision, ethical standards, and public service commitment through personal actions and communications
  • Seek and participate in opportunities for professional growth
  • Additional duties as assigned

Preferred Professional and Personal Characteristics:

  • Experience and ability to work with children and their families from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic environments.
  • Experience serving children/adolescents with DSM-V diagnosis (mental health needs) and their families.
  • Effective, empathetic, interpersonal skills (oral and written) that build mutual trust and respect with youth and their families, agency staff, and the professional community.
  • Demonstrate ability in working collaboratively with professional colleagues, local and state officials, referral sources and community groups.
  • Experience in speaking to professionals and parent groups.
  • Competence in written and oral communications, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and committed to continuing personal and professional growth.
  • Basic computer skills and literacy.
  • Able to meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate ability to function under pressure and independently.

Minimum Level of Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the human services field with one year experience with at-risk youth

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening
  • Driving Record Check
  • Access to computer and internet

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Licensed/Provisionally Professional (LP)-Contract Clinician/Therapist

Reports To: Clinical Director

Purpose: To provide outpatient mental health services within the organization.

Qualifications: The Licensed/Provisionally Professional (LP) must possess a Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling from an accredited university/college. The individual must be licensed as an LCSW, LPC, LMFT, LPA or Provisionally Licensed in any of these disciplines as approved by the appropriate Licensure Boards and the state of North Carolina, and possess substantial requisite experience with the population(s) served by the organization. The Licensed/Provisionally Licensed Professional must possess the knowledge and clinical experience in the treatment of child/adolescents with mental illness. He/she must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of child/adolescent psychological problems, models and approaches to the treatment of child/adolescent with mental illness, and evidence-based practices for treating mental health problems. The Licensed/Provisionally Licensed Professional having experience in providing individual and group treatment to child/adolescent mental health clients and experience in TF-CBT and/or substance abuse is a plus. The Licensed/Provisionally Licensed Professional must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and possess sound organizational skills as it relates to the management and coordination of all outpatient mental health services.

General Responsibilities: The Licensed/Provisionally Licensed Clinician is responsible for providing outpatient mental health services include, but not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the provisioning of various outpatient mental health services, to include but not limited to group and individual therapy, clinical comprehensive assessments, and providing professional assistance in the de-escalation of crisis intervention
  • Ensures that mental health outpatient treatment services are provided and documented in a manner consistent with agency core operating values, policies, and expectations for quality services
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion/ submission of all clinical documentation, encounter forms, etc.
  • Under the direction of the Clinical Director, the LP/P-LP ensures that treatment is consistent with the Person-Centered Plan/Service Plan and the individual needs of each client
  • Provisioning of therapeutic interventions that are commensurate with agency policies and treatment philosophy to ensure that clients progressively transition along the wellness/illness continuum
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

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Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists should have a Ph.D. in Medicine and are licensed to provide services on the said profession by the United States Medical Licensing Examination or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Exam. Professionals who are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

Here are some of their responsibilities:

  • Assess clients’ needs and formulate an individualized treatment plan for them.
  • Administer Psychotherapeutic treatments
  • Work with other professionals handling the care of their clients (e.g. Social workers and Psychiatric nurses)
  • Prescribe medicines if needed
  • Educate clients’ family members or caregivers about the clients’ condition and the proper ways to assist them.
  • Keep important data about their clients as well as a record of the progress of their treatment sessions.
  • And more

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Licensed Psychologists

Psychologists should have at least an undergraduate degree in Psychology. They can provide counseling services using various types of therapy based on their clients’ needs. They have also undergone training and education using various disciplines in Psychology. To become a counseling Psychologist, one should have a doctoral degree, supervised experience, and pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).

Here are some of their responsibilities:

  • Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues
  • Assess clients’ needs and formulate treatment plans
  • Implement therapeutic process based on treatment plans
  • Monitor clients’ progress
  • And more

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Licensed Clinical Social Workers

They must have a master’s or doctorate degree in social work. They must have a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and have completed prescribed supervised clinical field experiences.

Here are some of their responsibilities:

  • Develop care plans that are beneficial for their clients
  • Help their clients adjust to changes and develop healthy coping strategies
  • Assist clients to have access to community resources
  • Help clients receive the assistance the government provides for individuals with similar conditions
  • Respond to crisis situation like child crimes or abuse
  • Evaluate clients’ improvement
  • And more

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Licensed Professional Counselors

The professionals should have completed a Master’s degree in Psychology, has counseling training and experience and have undergone supervised clinical field experiences. They have passed the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and/or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE). They provide mental health and substance abuse care and are capable of helping people with behavioral, mental, and emotional problems and disorders.

Here are their responsibilities:

  • Assessing mental health conditions and disorders
  • Diagnosing and understanding mental disorders
  • Formulating treatment plans based on clients’ needs, preferences, and health goals
  • Following care plans and conducting counseling through various types of therapy
  • Keeping records of clients’ improvements
  • Educating clients’ loved ones in caring for them
  • And more

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Coaching Specialists

Coaching specialists should have at least a bachelor’s degree in business or counseling. They should have good verbal and written communication skills and knows how to organize various tasks. It is also preferred that they have further training in coaching.

Here are their responsibilities:

  • Guide clients in discovering their potentials
  • Assess their strengths and weaknesses
  • Help them hone their skills through training and education
  • Support individuals with disabilities in learning social and life skills
  • Keep track of their clients’ progress
  • Make a report about coaching sessions and how it has affected the client
  • And more

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Client Service Counselors

Client Service Counselors should have at least 2 years of experience in providing the services. They should also have an equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with training and experience in the field of Psychology, Sociology, and other fields related to behavioral sciences. They should also be certified by the state to provide services.

Here are some of their responsibilities:

  • Provide counseling services case management
  • Assess clients’ care needs and formulate a treatment plan
  • Help clients learn basic life skills like financial management
  • Keep track of clients’ progress and make a report about them
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Help them find their potentials and get the training that they need to improve
  • Help clients to be connected to resources provided by the government.

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Clinical Interns (Masters of Counseling, Masters of Social Work)

Internship is offered to graduate students for Counseling or Social Work that have completed all of their other requirements for their doctorate degree. They should also abide by the rules and regulations provided by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). They should also be keen to learn and take note of the things that they can learn during the training.

Here are some of their responsibilities:

  • Provide assessments and intake reports and referrals
  • Perform supervised individual and group counseling
  • Knowledgeable in the different disciplines in psychology and types of therapy
  • Communicate effectively through verbal and written work
  • Accept constructive feedback for strengths and areas of improvement
  • Support clients during emergencies
  • And more

All throughout their training, they will be observed and supervised so we would know about their abilities and advice them on how to improve.

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