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SoCoCAA/Road Runner Transit Therapist in Ignacio, Colorado

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This is a professional level counseling/therapyposition for treatment juvenile youth and their families using a multisystemicapproach. MST training will be provided.PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:These are the most significant performance factors involved with this positionand they will be the principal factors on which the employee will beevaluated:1. Conduct MST assessment to include, but not limited to: Review of referral information Identifying and engaging key participants Identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses Developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within theecological context.2. Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in activechange-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers toengagement.3. Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning,intervention, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MSTAnalytic Process.4. Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts thatpromotes peer and supervisory review and feedback. While demonstratingcompliance with the 9 MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.5. Show ownership of and works with clinical team to ensure program ismeeting targets as outlined by MST model and funding contracts.6. Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within eachsystem to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST treatment.7. Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MSTprinciples and practices.8. Participates in all MST training, supervision and consultationactivities in a manner that supports professional development and team growth.9. Represents Peaceful Spirit and SoCoCAA within our communities in such away that reflect professionalism and commitment to quality.10. Supports the development of a positive culture for the MST team andPeaceful Spirit as a whole.11. Perform other related duties as assigned by the MST Supervisor orDivision Director.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:1. Masters degree or within one year of finishing master's degree insocial work, counseling, or other behavioral health related fieldrequired. Relevant work experience may substitute for degree upon DivisionDirector and Executive Director approval. MST training is provided and noprevious MST experience needed.2. Preferred experience: Experience treating antisocial behavior in youth Direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic andfunctional) family therapies. Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioraltechniques. Marital therapy using behaviorally based approaches. Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance. Implementation of interventions within or between systems in theyouth's natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth(i.e. family, peer, school and neighborhood.) Working within the Colorado Department of Human Services systems.3. Preferred knowledge: Family systems theory and application. Social ecological theory and application. Behavioral therapies theory and application. Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application. Pragmatic family therapies theory and application. Child development research and its application in treatment. Social skills assessment and intervention.4. Must have demonstrated satisfactory record keeping skills.5. Recovering substance abusers must have a minimum of three years ofcontinuous sobriety. Must abide by SoCoCAA/Peaceful Spirit Alcohol Drug Freepolicy.6. Must have demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in anappropriate manner.7. References must show a strong history of working well in a teamsetting, with associates and the public; work references will be required.8. Must pass the Criminal History and Child Abuse/Neglect background checks.9. Must have a valid Colorado driver's license, provide evidence ofinsurance, and be insurable under SoCoCAA. Must provide your own vehicle,reimbursement at SoCoCAA mileage rate.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbi

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