Sep 11, 2023

MST Supervisor

  • Life Builders
  • Indiana
  • $47,000 - $55,000 yearly
Full time MST Supervisor

Job Description

MST Supervisor. Seeking an individual with supervisory and leadership experience, as well as strong mental health clinical training and experience to lead a team of 3-4 therapists in implementing Multisystemic Therapy (MST). MST is a well-researched community-based treatment model directed at youth involved in criminal activity and their family. Interested persons may locate information about this treatment model on the internet at Duties include clinical and administrative supervision for therapists on team, liaison with key collaborating agencies and with leadership inside the provider organization, providing ongoing evaluation and staff development for therapists, and interfacing with MST expert consultants. Must be available to support therapists implementing MST 24-hours per day, 7 days per week with backup from other agency supervisory staff. Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy and behaviorally-based marital and drug treatment therapy preferred. Two-three years of clinical supervisory-level experience preferred. Competitive salary matched to experience of applicant.



Position: MST Supervisor


Education Requirement: Master’s Degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area.


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 youth (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood)

·        Provision of group and individual clinical supervision

·        Leadership role 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


Job Responsibilities:

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

·        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


License Required


Degree Required