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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Multisystemic Therapist
Salary: $40347.84 Annually


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Various Hours/Various Days, Including Holidays, Weekends, and some Overtime may be required.

Location of work:

3803 E. Harry

Job Objectives:
Performs professional mental health services involving evidence-based programming (Multi-Systemic Therapy) in individual, group, and family format within the structure of services at Juvenile Field Services (JFS) within the Division of Corrections (DOC).

Essential Job Functions:
• 60% - Service Provision- Provides Multi-systemic Therapy (MST) evidence-based practice professional services to clients and families. Conduct MST assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context. Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement. Performs on call coverage as assigned. Maintains safety and security for clients. Travel to client and families’ homes required.

• 25% -Case Management – Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review, and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process. Participates in case reviews and consults with other program providers regarding client issues. Participate in MST training, supervision, and consultation activities. Provides input into case plans and revisions based on client needs. Serves as a point of contact for parents and other stakeholders, ensuring buy-in and cooperation with MST. Reviews client files and behaviors with ISO and other stakeholders as needed on a periodic basis and participates in updates with other provider organizations to reflect current status and needs of clients. Provides referrals to community based agencies.

• 10% - Record Management – Ensures clear and concise documentation of service delivery/client progress that are compatible with the nine MST Principles and MST Analytic Process. Ensures completion of data compilation and reporting, and any required court reports for progression through the program. Completes monthly/ quarterly report summaries.

Performs other work as required. Establishes rapport and personal connections, while maintaining professional boundaries. Builds constructive working relationships with stakeholders. Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution. Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments. Listens attentively to others, asks clarifying questions, actively listens, is respectful and professional in dealing with others, stays open to other viewpoints, and manages distractions and interruptions. Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.

Job Standards:

  • Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) licensed Master level social worker, psychologist, counselor, or equivalent. Transcript verifying education credits is required.
  • One year of experience working with juveniles. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.
  • State Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board License in Social Work or an equivalent discipline and licensable at the Master’s level.
  • Facility staff shall be at lease twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy.
  • Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance required on personal vehicle.
  • Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.
  • Direct work with juvenile offenders, use of family therapies, individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques, behavioral therapy, marital therapy, implementation of intervention within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology.

Testing/Screening Requested:
None

Equipment:
PC, General Office Equipment

Work Environment:

  • Requires the ability to exert moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area of the office to another, light lifting, standing, walking, stair climbing and driving to attend meetings and training.
  • Requires movement among various community locations that may include uneven surfaces, stairs, or other minor physical obstacles.
  • Requires sufficient strength and coordination to defend one’s self from attack.
  • Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements such as keyboarding and use of office equipment.
  • Requires sufficient abilities in vision, hearing, and sense of smell in order to complete tasks which involve perception, discernment, written, verbal, and listening skills.
  • Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Dependable and timely attendance is required.
  • Requires bending, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing and walking for long periods.
  • Requires visual acuity sufficient to safely complete tasks and operate a motor vehicle.
  • Work is performed in an office environment and in juvenile facilities.
  • Work will also be performed in participant Work is performed in an office environment and in juvenile facilities.
  • Work will also be performed in participant homes and other community locations as needed.
  • Tasks are regularly performed inside buildings with limited exposure to adverse environmental conditions, however, travel outside is required and involves exposure to allergens, insects, pets and safety hazards at other locations.
  • May have exposure to verbal and mental abuse when confronted by hostile views and opinions of clients and their families.
  • Must be available to work outside normal business hours and provide on-call coverage as assigned.
  • Reasonably anticipated exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP).

POOLED:  20010158

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.



Vacancy Number: 20010153

Open Date: 1/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/29/2018 11:59:59 PM