Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) is an evidence-based program designed to treat youth ages 6 to 17 and their families who have come to the attention of Child Protective Services due to physical abuse and/or neglect.
MST-CAN works with the entire family in an effort to keep children with their families and help the family resolve clinical and practical concerns so that children can be safe.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:
- Conduct weekly group supervision of MS CAN team to assure adherence to MST principles and MST analytic process.
- Conduct individual supervision as needed to target clinical competency needs and to remove individual barrier to effective implementation of MST CAN treatment
- Assure appropriate documentation of clinical effort to allow for peer and supervisory input, and to meet all reporting and communication needs of funding and referrals sources
- Provide supportive and corrective feedback to clinicians to promote client outcomes
- Provide administrative support targeting systemic barriers to treatment success
- Assure availability of clinical and administrative support for clinicians 24 hours7days/week
- Assure therapist accessibility to clients when needed at times most likely to promote engagement
- Assure that clinicians achieve engagement with all key participants
- Provide direct clinical training to assure clinician competency in all clinical areas relating to the implementation of MST CM interventions
- Assure that all assessments are comprehensive, multisystemic, and provide adequate information to determine the causes and correlates of referrals behaviors to direct effective treatment within the ecological context
- Provide team coverage of MSTCAN team when needed
Master degree in Social Work or related license eligible field. Persons with a mastersdegree and significant experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth and significant supervisory experience may also qualify at the discretion of the director
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE: Family systems theory and application, substance use/abuse theory and behavioral approaches to SA treatment, social ecological theory and application, behavioral therapies theory and knowledge, cognitive-behavioral theory therapy and application, pragmatic family therapies theory and application; social skills assessment and intervention and child development research and its application in treatment
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Substance abuse treatment using contingency management, direct use of pragmatic family therapies, individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques, marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches, behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance