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MST Therapist

Company: PermiaCare
Location: Odessa
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Number: 443Location: OdessaSupervises: NFLSA: Exempt if licensedDivision: MHSalary: $24.20 ($50,343 per year) if BA; $27.23 ($56,643 per year) if Master's; $68,224 per year if fully licensed.Shift: M-F 8am - 5pm; on-call; may require a flexible work schedule; Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency and clients changeDriving required: YTravel required: YSettings: office, fieldPOSITION SUMMARY/JOB PURPOSE:The MST Therapist is responsible for providing evidence-based intensive family and community-based treatment for at-risk youth with intensive needs and their families. MST intervention is a short-term (three to five months), intensive, and community-based clinical intervention aimed at promoting pro-social behavior and interrupting the child's involvement with the juvenile justice system. MST is non-traditional as services are delivered in the child's community and home instead of in an office setting. MST addresses the core causes of delinquent and antisocial conduct by identifying key drivers of the behaviors through an ecological assessment of the child.This position works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:Education Required: A bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or related field from a four-year college or university with minimum of two years of experience working in services for families and/or youth or master's degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area. Professional licensure as LPC-Associate, LMFT-Associate, or LMSW under clinical supervision, or full licensure as an LPC, LMFT, LCSW preferred.Experience Required: At least 2 years of experience in the behavioral health field.Registration, Certification, Licensure or other Qualifications Required:

  • Must maintain a valid Texas Driver's license, auto liability insurance and a driving record acceptable to PermiaCare's insurance requirements.
  • Required to pass criminal history and background checks as well as pre-employment drug screen.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Conduct MST assessments 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(s) and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
    • Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcomes review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
    • Therapist will be expected to maintain a caseload of 4-6 cases.
    • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with the nine MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.
    • Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices.
    • Participate in all MST training, supervision, consultation, and MST Therapist development activities.
    • Ensure fidelity to MST service models as promulgated by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and MST Services, Inc.
    • Ensure achievement of productivity targets as set forth by PermiaCare leadership.
    • Meet unit performance measures or targets.
    • Ensure coordination of MST services to designated caseloads.
    • Enter accurate and appropriate documentation of services within the timeframe required.
    • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive records and treatment information, client files and protected health information in compliance with HIPAA, laws, rules and regulations, and established procedures.
    • Maintain regular and reliable physical on-site attendance. Regular attendance, dependability, and promptness are required for the scheduled workday 100% of the time, to ensure consistency and completeness of program's processes.
    • Comply with the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation policy and reporting requirements.
    • Adhere to the Code of Conduct and Standards of Behavior policy requirements.
    • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with individuals served and their families, supervisors, co-workers, and visitors by demonstrating cooperative, courteous, and respectful behavior always.
    • Communicate regularly with supervisor.
    • Open and process mail/email in a timely manner.
    • Answer phone, collect phone messages and respond to requests timely and accurately.
    • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
    • Perform all work functions and interactions using a trauma informed approach.
    • Display professionalism when representing PermiaCare and the program in the community.
    • Maintain compliance with legal requirements and company policies and procedures.
    • Maintain valid and current driver's license, auto insurance, acceptable driving record and reliable transportation at all times. Driving may be required for this position.
    • Complete all training as assigned prior to the due date.
    • Other duties as assigned.MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (these duties are not designated as essential for the purposes of ADA; they are still required duties):
      • Serve as a resource for other Centers and the community.
      • Maintain positive working relationships with all internal agency personnel and external agency staff.
      • Seek knowledge beyond the scope of current position.
      • Provide constructive and meaningful feedback to administrative and executive personnel.
      • Participate in community activities and/or attend community meetings as needed.
      • Participate in workgroups and committees as assigned.
      • Provide translation, if applicable.
      • Participate in team meeting or staffing.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
        • Ability to engage and collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system, to maintain alignment throughout MST treatment.
        • Knowledge of MST approved curriculums and processes.
        • Knowledge of HHSC promulgated performance contract.
        • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data for the purpose of gaining program efficiency.
        • Ability to utilize Electronic Health Record (EHR), as well as internal and external databases.
        • Ability to identify and implement evidence-based practices and curriculums.
        • Advanced project management skills including project development and implementation.
        • Knowledge of HIPAA and ability to protect confidentiality.
        • Effective multi-tasking skills.
        • Good organizational skills.
        • Welcoming, positive behavior.
        • Ability to express self clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
        • Effective time management skills.
        • Exceptional customer service skills, including positive attitude.
        • Cultural sensitivity.
        • Dependable attendance and punctuality.
        • Knowledge of trauma informed theories, principles and practices.
        • Flexibility and adaptability to different work environments.
        • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Electronic Health Records (EHR).
        • Reading and comprehending.
        • Reasoning and analyzing.
        • Ability to coordinate with various inter-agency personnel.
        • Ability to fulfill PMAB and CPR/First Aid requirements.
        • Ability to work independently.
        • Good interpersonal skills, including ability to build rapport with individuals including co-workers.
        • Ability to display comfort in interacting with individuals of diverse cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds and with social service, healthcare, educational and criminal justice organizations, as needed.
        • Ability to acquire and utilize new skills as the job requires.
        • Ability to work cooperatively and productively with supervisor, individuals, co-workers, and groups of persons at all levels of activity, contributing to a spirit of teamwork.
        • Ability to maintain highly confidential information.
        • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
        • Ability to plan and schedule work and implement directives without constant supervision.
        • Model professionalism by appropriate dress, language, ethics, and work habits.
        • Ability to drive personal and/or company vehicle. This position may require travel to agency program sites, community, and residential sites, and/or locations outside the PermiaCare catchment area. This position may require transport of agency individuals and/or individuals served.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Abilities Required:
          • Light Lifting, under 15 lbs
          • Light Carrying, under 15 lbs
          • Walking
          • Standing
          • Sitting
          • Climbing stairs
          • Operating office equipment
          • Operating motor vehicle
          • Ability to see
          • Identify colors
          • Hearing (with aid)
          • Ability to write
          • Ability to count
          • Ability to read
          • Ability to tell timeOther (specify): driving required. May require some travel after hours and overnight.WORKSITE CONDITIONS:
            • Travel
            • Outside
            • Inside
            • Flexible work schedule
            • Working closely with others
            • Working aloneADA Statement: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.EEO Statement: PermiaCare is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of duties, activities or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities and responsibilities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. This job description does not constitute an employment contract with PermiaCare. Employment is at-will.Would you like to work for an agency that makes a difference in the lives of people in your community every day? Join our team of dedicated and passionate staff and use your talents and skills to help others. Work one on one and as part of a team with kids or adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, HIV or substance abuse diagnoses, assist from behind the scenes in any one of our administrative departments, or provide necessary support for the direct care staff. Be an asset to your community while getting paid for it!PermiaCare is a public agency that provides a comprehensive array of services to persons experiencing mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. We deliver high quality services to eight counties in Texas, serving the community as effectively and efficiently as we can. PermiaCare provides four main services: Mental Health (MH) Services, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Services, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services, and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services.PermiaCare knows that quality healthcare is important to maintaining a healthy life and providing proper care for your family. Health insurance through BCBS is provided free of charge to each full-time employee at PermiaCare, with the ability to purchase coverage for your family. Dental, vision, Colonial and AFLAC offerings are also available through payroll deductions for any PermiaCare employee for themselves and their family. Retirement, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Paid Time Off, Long Term Disability and Workers Compensation benefits are also covered by the agency. PermiaCare provides training and development through New Employee Orientation and ongoing training requirements. Educational assistance is also provided for qualified employees.PM22PI7dc02be7f239-31181-33846537

Keywords: PermiaCare, Odessa , MST Therapist, Other , Odessa, Texas

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