Mercer County

Position Title: Therapist, Multisystemic Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behavior

Reports To: Clinical Supervisor, Multisystemic Therapy and Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behavior

Summary:

Family Services' positions require employees to maintain certain skills and characteristics to perform job tasks successfully. These characteristics include flexibility, the ability to work independently, the ability to work in a team environment, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. A willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done while maintaining the highest level of professional integrity is also required. This means following workplace policies and procedures, following supervisory directives, and changing work assignments as deemed necessary by management. Effective time management skills are essential to performing multi-task functions in an efficient manner. The ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written form is vital. This facilitates collaboration with clients and a wide range of other programs and agencies. Effective communication skills also result in meeting the documentation requirements of various funding sources. Finally, Family Services stresses ongoing learning and professional development as well as openness to supervisory feedback.

Provides direct social services to assigned caseload, coordinates case effects with funding source and related agencies. Provides crisis service to caseload. Ability to provide after workday hours. Delivers intensive services to youth exhibiting problem sexual behavior and involving a wide range of problems to assigned caseloads. Considerable day and evening driving to County areas is required. Access to reliable transportation is essential. Worker is required to visit client's homes on a regular basis. Worker should be able to effectively manage self in crisis situations (violence, physical aggression, etc.) Position requires 24-hour on call service; worker must be willing to carry a beeper. Worker is required to have a valid driver's license, and access to reliable transportation is essential

Position requires the ability to respond to various differences among the agency's clientele and staff, including economic, ethnic, religious and disabilities and establish mutually respectful relationships. Worker should be sensitive to any and all differences. Position requires the ability to assess and respond to verbal and nonverbal cues while conducting interviews and clinical assessments. Written and verbal communication skills are necessary for interviews.

Position requires a commitment to Family Services' mission to strengthen families as the ideal nurturing environment for people and empower individual members to grow. Position requires the ability to complete independent decisions and judgements regarding client needs and agency services such that proper direction is taken according to agency policy and both the client and agency benefit from decision making.

Examples of Tasks Performed and Work Assigned:

  1. Employs a variety of techniques and modalities to assist the family in change and learning new skills.
  2. Interviews assigned clients in client's home on a regular basis.
  3. Provides 24-hour on-call crisis service availability to assigned caseload.
  4. Maintains collateral relationship with other agencies, participates in case staffings and attends meetings with other funding sources as assigned by supervisor.
  5. Maintains case records per agency policy and does so in a timely manner.
  6. Demonstrates coordination skills in working with families, staff and other agency personnel.
  7. Advocates for client and/or stimulates client to act on his/her own.
  8. Establishes a professional relationship with the client.
  9. Acts in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics.
  10. Demonstrates an understanding of community organizations and their purposes.
  11. Demonstrates appropriate assertiveness skills.
  12. Participates in individual, group, peer and overall agency supervisory and staff development activities.
  13. Interacts with primary, external and internal customers of the agency in such a manner that the customer experiences increasing quality; participates as a member of a Quality Team.
  14. Adheres to all Individual IBHS Services regulations around service delivery and documentation.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

Masters-level professional with graduate degree in a clinical field; background in family, youth, and community service; and a minimum of two years' experience preferred or Bachelors degree in human services with three years human services experience.

EOE Statement:

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, sex, disability, age or national origin, or other classifications protected by law.

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