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School of Medicine – Department of Psychiatry - ARTS has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Bilingual MST Therapist position.
The Synergy adolescent component of Addiction Research and Treatment Services, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, seeks to fill a Bilingual (Spanish/English) MST/family therapist position in a community based substance abuse treatment program. The MST will actively participate in continuing to implement this community based treatment by providing Multisystemic therapy (MST) for families of adolescent substance abusers as an alternative to placement in inpatient or residential care facilities. The implementation of this clinical model requires adherence and fidelity to the MST model. Consequently, the MST will document activities in a rigorously prescribed manner. Outcomes will be correlated with several other Colorado based research efforts studying MST outcomes. The MST will receive comprehensive training in the MST intervention model for juvenile substance abusing delinquents and their families. This technique is based on the multi-determined nature of antisocial behavior focusing on preventive strategies within the youth’s family, peer, school and neighborhood support systems.
_Examples of Work Performed:_
Provide intensive treatment services using Multisystemic Therapy principles and protocols to a caseload of 1-6 active MST treatment clients, which include daily contact via individual and family counseling, case management, staffings, advocacy, etc. in their home environment, community, and sometimes within the treatment setting.
Therapist will drive to the client’s home twice weekly to conduct family therapy sessions in MST treatment model. Therapist may also participate in school meetings, staffing and court; these activities also require driving.
Available to clients and their families 7 days a week, 24 hours day via cell phone or on-call coverage.
Provide transition services to clients when they leave the other formal residential/day treatment programs.
Balance job expectations around caseload, clinical contact and outcomes, and case management including paperwork.
Provide clinical evaluations and/or intake pre-screenings to assess client qualifications and individual treatment needs and provide for appropriate treatment recommendations.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.
Salary and Benefits:
The hiring range for this position has been established at $37,356 to $ 43,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.
This position is eligible for overtime compensation
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Minimum Qualifications*: *
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in human services or closely related field and two years of experience providing therapeutic or related services which included working with adolescents and families
Bilingual, able to speak Spanish with proficiency.
_Conditions of Employment:_
Possess a current CAC II or higher. A MA, MSW, LCSW, LPC or MFT can substitute for the CAC requirement
Must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver's License or be able to obtain one within 30 days from date of hire
Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check. Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) AND the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies
Master’s Degree (or Master’s candidate degree) in human services or closely related field.
Experience in treating substance abuse.
Experience with multi-needs families, knowledge of adolescent issues, and protocol based research methods.
Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
Outstanding customer service skills.
Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and ability to learn software programs
Experience using an Electronic Health Record
Job: *Health Care
Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus
Title: Bilingual MST Therapist
Requisition ID: 15476