Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Supervisor

Job Location

Houma, LA, USA


Starting at $19.23 an hour

Type of Job


Published Date

June 10, 2022, 5:00:00 AM

Job Description

Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Start Corporation is looking for a compassionate, dedicated individual to lead our Multisystemic Therapy (MST) team in the Bayou Region and who want to empower youth and families by creating strength-based behavior change that will be sustained long after treatment ends.

Minimum Requirements

-Master's Degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area.

-Professional licensure in related field preferred but not required.

Preferred Experience:

-Significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth

-Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic and functional) family therapies

-Individual therapy with adolescents and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques

-Marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches

-Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance

-Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of the youth (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood)

-Provision of group and individual clinical supervision

-Leadership role (informal or formal) including hiring, performance evaluation, and holding supervisees accountable for performance

-Training and collaboration with outside agencies

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

Core Competencies

-Communicates respectfully and effectively and establishes professional relationships through active listening and demonstration of empathy and positive regard.

-Promotes recovery, independence, and personal choice for participants.

-Assists clients in identifying strengths, needs, and realistic goals to develop a service plan.

-Accurately identifies risk and responds appropriately.-Effectively teaches social skills and household management skills.

 -Demonstrates advanced knowledge of behavioral health symptoms, interventions, and impact.

-Maintains professional boundaries and operates within agency / ethical guidelines.

-Knowledge of agency and community resources and referral processes.

-Effectively supervises a group of social service professionals.

-Maintains team's compliance with fidelity and accreditation standards as applicable.

Job Duties/Skills Required

-Carry clinical and administrative supervisory responsibilities for 1-2 MST teams of 2-4 therapists each

-Conduct weekly group supervision and training for MST team to assure adherence to MST principles and the MST analytic process, and to assure clinician competency in implementation of interventions

-Conduct individual supervision as needed to target clinician competency needs and to remove individual barriers to effective implementation of MST treatment.

-Assure availability of clinical and administrative support to clinicians 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

-Collaborate with stakeholders, both external in the community and within the provider agency

-Promote and educate about MST with both internal and external stakeholders

-Generate and manage case referrals and manage clinician caseloads

-Collaborate actively with MST Expert around implementation of MST by the program, and to ensure continued development of own clinical skills and knowledge of relevant research

-Manage and report data on clinical outcomes and program practices

-Deliver MST to a caseload of 1-2 families, as required to address program needs

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance, Vision insurance, Dental insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, 14 Paid Holidays per year for regular full time staff, Disability insurance, 401(k), 401(k) matching

About Start Corporation

Start Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984. Our Mission is to promote opportunities, which enhance the self-sufficiency of people who are impaired in their abilities to live and function independently.