Sep 06, 2023

Multisystemic Therapist

  • Tanager
  • Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
  • $50,000 - $60,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Qualifies for a $3000 sign on bonus

About Tanager

Tanager is a non-profit organization in Cedar Rapids that has been serving kids and families since 1879. Our mission is simple – we aim to inspire, empower and heal in everything we do. Our agency stays rooted in five organization values – optimism, altruism, inclusion, collaboration and excellence. If your heart is rooted in helping others and believes in the healing power of connection, we think you'll find Tanager to be just what you're looking for – and we think you are who we're looking for too! 

Why Tanager?

We value our team members and offer our team members an excellent benefits package which includes, medical, dental, vision, pet insurance, retirement plan, EAP, tuition reimbursement, employer paid life insurance and employer paid short and long term disability.

Your wellness matters to us! We believe in work life balance and offer full-time employees 10 paid holidays per year and a generous PTO policy.  Our Therapists start at 4 weeks of PTO per year.

Weekly payroll and full access to Headspace app.

As an employee of Tanager, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

We offer flexible scheduling to meet your needs and the needs of our clients.

We support your growth.  Our full-time therapists receive an annual training allotment for use towards continuing education, professional development, therapeutic supplies and more.

We provide an already established client base, no need for you to recruit families.

We offer Full-time positions and Contract opportunities.

Tanager provides services for both private and public insurance programs.

Be part of an organization that inspires hope and improves the wellbeing of children in the community.


Job Details

The MST Therapist will function as a member of a Multisystemic Therapy Treatment team providing behaviorally-based treatments for high-risk youth and their families. Duties include in-home assessment, community-based treatment, documentation, and proactive collaboration with youth, families, community member, and stakeholders in the youth and family ecosystem in full fidelity to the MST model.


Examples of Essential Functions

Conduct MST assessment, including a 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.

Develop therapeutic, working relationships with youth and their families.

Provide parent education, coaching and training as indicated by MST model.

Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcomes review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.

Facilitate collateral contacts with representatives from schools and other community organizations and key community members on behalf of youth and families, developing and maintaining collaborative relationships.


Qualified Candidates

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related field.

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

Previous experience with individual therapy with adolescents and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques.

Knowledge of marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches.

Previous experience with behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance.

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.


Required Special Qualifications

Iowa licensure required.

Must possess a valid Driver's License and meet the Agency's driving requirements.

License Required


Degree Required