The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services ("The Jewish Board") began over a century ago as a network of volunteers, bringing food and clothing to poor and immigrant Jewish families. Today, The Jewish Board is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive mental health and social service agencies, providing support and care for individuals and families at every stage of life and of all faiths, races and cultures.
The Jewish Board promotes recovery, resilience and self-sufficiency to over 40,000 New Yorkers annually at over 75 locations throughout the five boroughs and at a 125 acre campus in Westchester. Our mission to provide health and human services to all New Yorkers is built upon the professionalism and compassion of over 3,000 employees, including professional social workers, family therapists, licensed psychologists, and psychiatrists, and a corps of 1,000 dedicated volunteers. Together, we build hope for all New Yorkers.
The therapist will have a clinical background. He/she will participate in training and consultation activities. The right candidate will adhere to the MST model, be an action-oriented present-focused therapist and have excellent communication and organizational skills.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
- Conduct Multisystemic Therapy-Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) assessments for adult and child trauma, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect. Assessments include functional analyses, identification of strengths and weaknesses and a thorough analysis of referral behaviors within the family’s 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 using the MST process
- Teach caregiver how to conduct random urine drug screens and breath scans to detect alcohol and drug use
- Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST Treatment
- Maintain clear and concise documentation in CNNX case record including progress notes of treatment efforts, enter data into PROMIS; prepare reports to Probation if required
Level of Language Proficiency
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a related field
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Agreement to work a flexible schedule, comfortable with group supervision and commitment to work on professional development goals to improve model adherence
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE: Family systems theory and application, 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: 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
Minimum Education Required