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MST Family Therapist

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 backgrounds.

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 here.

Job Summary:

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 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.
* 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 recommendations.

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 employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

* 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

* 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

Competencies:

* 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 to diversity and inclusion.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and ability to learn software programs

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 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.

Keywords: University of Colorado, Aurora , MST Family Therapist, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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