MST Therapist

Assessment Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that intake forms (including research materials) are properly and accurately completed.
  • Ensure that the client has had ample opportunity to provide all information necessary to produce an accurate and complete assessment of family strengths and needs.
  • Determine an appropriate preliminary diagnosis and pre-discharge planning to be included in assessment materials.

Behavioral Healthcare Treatment Responsibilities:
  • Staff each new case with other therapists and in MST supervision and consultation in a peer review format to share preliminary treatment plans and receive feedback.
  • Involve the consumer in the formation of the treatment plan.
  • Write the treatment plan according to MST standards, incorporating feedback from the client and the peer review process, and includes overarching goals and intermediate objectives.
  • Review and update the treatment plan and documents the review process in accordance with program policy and MST standards
  • Coordinate appropriate services to successfully complete treatment plan and coordinate with other programs to facilitate integration of MST within the continuum of services.
  • Deliver all services according to MST principles and practices.

Crisis Response Responsibilities:
  • Provide crisis response services including taking emergency phone calls, and making emergency visits as needed for one week at a time as part of the MST program on-call rotation.
  • Attend to emergencies as they arise whenever on-duty and available, including handling emergency phone calls and making emergency visits as necessary.

Operational and External Relationship Responsibilities:
  • Maintain adequate availability for clients and those in their system.
  • Accurately and consistently complete and maintain all required documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Complete regular reviews of client charts and treatment plans and document such reviews according to Mid-Plains Center’s policy.
  • Develop and foster a working relationship with referral sources, including, but not limited to: School personnel, healthcare professionals, law enforcement and judicial officers, mental health professionals, and social services agencies and personnel.
  • Follow up on all referrals received to ensure that clients receive appropriate and timely services.
  • Follow up on no-shows and continuously improving quality of services to ensure client retention.

Success Factors
  • Strong therapy skills based on confidence, competence and ability to provide mentoring and support to others.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals and personalities in a way that exhibits integrity.
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic with the ability to work effectively within the values, structure, and mission of the organization.
  • A clear understanding of the behavioral healthcare systems in Nebraska and strong relationships with various community partners.

  • Education and licensure (either/or provisional or fully licensed) as a Mental Health Practitioner.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken). Bilingual fluency in English/Spanish is desired.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to transport consumers as needed.

Benefits Offered:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement (After 1 year)
  • Student Loan Assistance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:
  • Master's

Required license or certification:

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