Sep 08, 2023

MST Therapist

  • Grace Harbour
  • Charleston, SC, USA
  • $47,500 - $65,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Sign-On Bonus!

Salaried Position!

Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Come join a small team of dedicated therapists working to improve the lives of youth and families in the community. Grace Harbour is looking for compassionate, dedicated people who want to empower youth and families by creating strength-based behavior change that will be sustained long after treatment ends. You will receive extensive and ongoing training and supervision in the Multisystemic Therapy (MST) model as you work with families, youth, their communities, and other key members of their ecology to implement MST as designed.

Extensive research has proven the effectiveness of MST. MST therapists do whatever it takes, via close collaboration with all involved, to address the needs of juveniles who are involved in high-risk behaviors and, in some cases, substance abuse. You will empower families to address challenging and/or problematic behavior and to help youth aged 12 - 17 make life-transforming changes.

New Graduates Welcome!

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct MST assessments including 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.
  • Carry a caseload of only 4-6 clients.
  • Engage primary caregivers and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
  • Implement problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, case outcome review, and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with the 9 MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.
  • Ability to engage and collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system, to maintain alignment throughout MST treatment.
  • Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices.
  • Participate in all MST training, supervision and consultation activities.

Experience (Preferred)

  • Direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
  • Individual therapy with children 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 youths natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peer, school, and neighborhood)

Education (Required)

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or closely related field

Licenses & Certifications (Preferred)

  • Therapists are preferred to also hold a professional license or be working towards attaining a professional license (LPC, LPC-A, LISW, LMSW, LMFT, LMFT-A etc).

the legal stuff

ncgCARE and its affiliated partners are committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. ncgCARE will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, please contact us at (804) 482-4267.

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We invite all job seekers to apply directly online through our company careers website ( where you can submit an application for the position. Resumes can also be submitted with an online application.

ncgCARE and all partner affiliates maintain a drug-free workplace.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $60,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus


  • Master's (Required)


  • SC license (LMFT, LMFT-A, LCSW, LISW, LPC, LPC-A etc.) preferred.

Work Location: On the road

  • Health insurance
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