MST Counselor - Androscoggin (111)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:*

Provides direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with the principles and practices of Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST). 

Conducts 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.

Engages primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement. 

Maintains clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrates compliance with the nine MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.

Utilizes the consumer's electronic health record (EHR) to ensure that documentation is complete, accurate, timely and meets regulatory and agency standards.

Follows policies and procedures with regard to the EHR to ensure that the services provided are consistent with best practices, assessment and/or treatment goals.

Supports the consumer's right to make decisions related to his/her plan of care.

Implements a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process, while ensuring that all treatments are both clinically sound and cost effective. 

Carries out therapeutic treatments and procedures according to established care plans; agency, unit, and program policies and procedures; professional standards; and within the scope of practice of the employee's professional license.

Educates and instructs consumers and significant others in prevention and rehabilitative measures appropriate for the consumer's care and safety.

Assesses changes in the condition of the consumer and modifies the plan of care as appropriate.

Refers consumers to other professionals or services as appropriate to ensure optimal service.

Collaborates with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST treatment.

Participates in rotational on-call responsibilities as required by the program.

Interacts with other Tri-County Mental Health Services programs for referrals, as necessary.

Provides public education and professional consultation services, when appropriate.

Uses personal vehicle for agency related business.

Promotes and fosters effective relations, both inside and outside of the agency.

May provide court testimony, as necessary.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Master' Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related field required. OR a related Bachelor's degree and related child & family experience may also satisfy education and experience requirements.


Reliable transportation, a valid Maine driver's license and computer proficiency also required.  

Knowledge of family systems and solution-based modalities is preferred. 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.