Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • BH Community Based Therapist I - Multisystem FIO

    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/14/2018 1:48 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Behavioral Health
  • Overview

    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

    Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family and community based treatment program that focuses on addressing all environmental systems (home, school, community, and peers) that impact youth with serious behavioral difficulties.  MST recognizes that each system plays a critical role in a youth’s world and each system requires attention when effective change is needed to improve the quality of life for youth and their families.  MST is an evidenced based treatment model that combines a strengths based approach with intensive, family centered treatment to reduce the risk of out of home placement while improving family relations and functioning.  MST therapists concentrate on empowering parents and improving their effectiveness by identifying strengths and developing natural support systems and removing barriers.  MST incorporates treatment interventions such as strategic/structural family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills training, and functional behavior assessment.

    Caseloads are small (5-6 families) to allow for the intensity of the services, crisis support and ongoing collaboration with community partners such as juvenile court and the child welfare system. 


    This position places significant emphasis on clinician development and includes comprehensive initial training, on-going quarterly training, and weekly case-specific clinical consultation from a qualified MST supervisor and MST consultant.  Clinicians must be willing to participate in a 24 hour on-call rotation and work flexible hours.



    1. Remains current in required licensure and clinical or other training as required. Satisfactory progress toward independent licensure is expected.

    2. Accurately assesses and documents client presenting problems, history, symptomology, mental status, diagnosis and prescribes initial interventions in a timely manner.

    3. Meets with client/family to assist in developing specific, realistic, ad measurable treatment goals and objectives.

    4. Employs strategies of intervention that are consistent with empirically supported treatments and consistent with program expectations.

    5. Remains current in general knowledge of psychopharmacology in pediatric behavioral healthcare and collaborates consistently with team psychiatrist.

    6. Participate in a rotating on-call procedure that provides families with 24-hour, 7-days a week accessibility and availability in crisis and acute situations.

    7. Completes clinical charting and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with policy standards.

    8. Practices within professional areas of expertise and under the supervision of an independently licensed practitioner.

    9. Maintains productivity expectations.

    10. Effectively coordinates client care with other service providers and community resources to assure continuity of care.

    11. Meets regularly with Clinical Lead Supervisor, Clinical Coordinator or designee.

    12. Attends routine staff meetings.

    13. Attends in-service trainings, peer review and other intra-agency and supervisory activities.

    14. Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision as well as respect productive feedback from colleagues and others.

    15. Strives to maintain positive patient satisfaction.

    16. Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital.

    17. Performs other duties as assigned by Clinical Coordinator or Administrator.


    1. Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy;

    2. Appropriate Ohio licensure;

    3. Demonstrated skills and abilities in providing and managing behavioral healthcare to children, adolescent and families;

    4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with patients, families, peers and community representatives.

    5. To maintain reliable transportation, and both an acceptable driving record and automobile insurance, with acceptable coverage for business driving/transporting of consumers, in accordance with NCH policies;

    6. Staff members hired into the Community Support Service Worker II position prior to May 2011 can be grandfathered into this position.


    MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSSitting, driving Constantly (67-100%) Talking on phone/in person Constantly (67-100%) Typing on a keyboard Occasionally (0-33%) Standing/walking Constantly (67-100%) The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.



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