Hope For Youth

MDFT Sought. Excellent Salary. Clinical Supervision Provided.

To be a successful Multi-Dimensional Family Therapist (MDFT) you must be willing and able to do the following, always:
• Function within Agency’s policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual.
• Function within the agency policy and procedures as outlined in the program guide and applicable codes of conduct.
• Provide support to the clients and families-i.e., the knowledge, skills and tools necessary in order for them to maintain the child in their home.
• Achieve successful outcomes within the guidelines outlined in NYS, County and HFY policy and procedure (shared).

How you will spend time in your job:
• In accordance with agency policy and procedures, the Licensed therapist (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT) will develop a comprehensive clinical treatment plan that includes counseling, mental health and substance abuse treatment services for youth with a High acuity level for behavior and trauma as determined by the CANS-NY. The therapist will:
• Provide individual clinical services to a caseload of up to 10 clients at any time and the program will service up to 40 clinical cases total annually.
• The MDFT program will be conducted within a 3- to 6-month time frame. A full course can range between 30 and 60 sessions over 6 months, with clients seen 1 to 4 times a week as needed.
• Administer a mix of home, community or office based interventions.
• Conduct collateral contacts as appropriate in school or community based locations.
• Prepare psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, progress notes to document all contacts, interdisciplinary team conference documentation and other such necessary case related information.

Qualifications for MDFT Bilingual Therapist are:
• License Required (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT).
• Experience is preferred, and Hope For Youth will train in the MDFT model.

Other abilities of the Licensed therapist (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT), include but are not limited to:
• Excellent written, verbal and computer skills.
• Flexible schedule to accommodate program.
• Participate in treatment team, case review, and other meetings.
• Work collaboratively with referral resources and any other agency working with the family and the court.
• Work as a part of an interdisciplinary team.
• Provide support for other projects and locations; travel as needed.
• Knowledge of child serving systems.
• Experience with adolescents.

If interested, please contact hrbenefits@hfyny.org, providing your resume and a cover letter.