MST Family Therapist
Company: University of Colorado
Posted on: May 3, 2021
University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine/Dept of Psychiatry/ARTS
Mental Health Clinician I - MST Family Therapist
Position #217643 - Requisition #19288
* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks
individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive
learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage
effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse
The School of Medicine - ARTS has an opening for a full-time
University Staff (unclassified) MST Therapist- Mental Health
Clinician I position.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public
education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students,
and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of
life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers
more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and
colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each
year. We are the single largest health professions education
provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually.
Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a
reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus
drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the
delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a
public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We
award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and
professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our
solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned
researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs
through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400
million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array
of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in
Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate
degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus
in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban
centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for
Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students,
faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic,
professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.
The Synergy adolescent component of Addiction Research and
Treatment Services, University of Colorado School of Medicine,
Department of Psychiatry, seeks to fill a 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
* 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.
* These services are currently being provided by telehealth but
in-person reactivation plans could occur.
* Available to clients and their families 7 days a week, 24 hours
day via pager, 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 research recruitment
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been
established at $38,100 to $42,516.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set
based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to,
internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the
University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of
possible compensation at the time of posting.
Diversity and Equity:
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants
with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To
request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with
Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA
Coordinator at .
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is
committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body,
faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote
a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and
understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic
minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The
University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in
education and employment.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is
dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our
faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that
goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective
* Graduation from an accredited college or university with an
associate's degree in human services or closely related field
* One year of experience providing therapeutic or related services
which included working with adolescents and families
Substitution: Experience related to the work assignment may
substitute on a year-for-year basis for the education, but not for
the required specific experience.
* 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.
* Experience using an Electronic Health Record
* Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
* Outstanding customer service skills.
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and ability to learn
Conditions of Employment:
* 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 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
* Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or
reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction
Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.
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