May 01, 2024

MST Therapist

  • Liberty Resources
  • Hybrid (Ulster County, NY, USA)
  • $64,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Liberty Resources, Inc. is looking for an engaging clinician who is interested in supporting families in taking on tough challenges and achieve long lasting change through Multisystemic Therapy. We serve families of adolescents, age 12-17, who are engaging in behaviors that are resulting in system consequences and unsafe situations. Trained and empowered with an evidence-based model, therapists engage the youth’s primary caregiver and other key participants across the systems (the identified youth, family members, school, service providers, etc.) in developing and implementing interventions to

  • Improve school attendance and performance
  • Increase prosocial connections
  • Improve family functioning
  • Decrease behaviors such as leaving home without permission, stealing, and aggression, and substance use

Common barriers to Families accessing services are removed in the MST model

  • Services are provided in homes; eliminating need for transportation or child care
  • Sessions are offered around the schedule of caregivers; including evening availability and weekend contact as needed
  • Phone support is available to them 24/7 as they implement challenging interventions; therapists are available to families during the week and rotate on call coverage on weekend
  • A short treatment window of 3-5 months makes the program manageable for families

Reasons why therapists choose to work in MST

  • Initial training when joining the program and consistent supervision, support, and development
  • Flexibility and autonomy in their workday due to the nontraditional schedule
  • Not sitting in an office all day!
  • Home visits allow for assessment of the natural ecology and stronger engagement with families
  • Having a manageable caseload of 4-6 families at a time
  • Ability to use an array of clinical skills including cognitive behavioral techniques, pragmatic family therapies, family systems theory, behavioral therapies, social ecological model, marital therapy, and contingency management
  • Providing services that are family-driven, action oriented, and solution focused
  • Working on a team that sees the best in families and is committed to overcoming barriers to engagement and treatment success
  • The short treatment time window of 3-5 months so they avoid burn out and diminishing returns with families
  • Collaborating with a variety of community partners; schools, probation, mental health clinics etc.
  • Growing in a program dedicated to the practice cultural humility and development in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

For more information on Multisystemic Therapy, visit MST’s website: www.mstservices.com.  The interview process allows for candidates to gain a strong understanding of the position and how the model benefits families served. We also welcome questions about the position before applying; reach out to cparker@liberty-resources.org.

 

Or, check out this video to learn more

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have a masters in a mental health field (will consider applicants close to graduation)
  • Licensure in the field is preferred but not required
  • Have a valid New York State driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

About Us:
 

Liberty Resources is a dynamic and growing human services agency that is a great place to work! Working for Liberty Resources means you’ll have access to great career opportunities, benefits and a fun atmosphere. Our employees have passion around our values of excellence, integrity, diversity, self-determination, service, innovation and fiscal responsibility. Our rapid growth is providing exciting opportunities in all areas of our organization. 

Our employees have passion around the services they provide and our corporate values of excellence and staff support. We pride ourselves on high quality, integrated, community-based services that meet the evolving needs of our communities. We’re committed to building a diverse workforce that values contributions of all team members and work to recognize cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and how they apply to provision of positive health outcomes. 

 

Come work for Liberty and enjoy the rewards!

  • Liberty is a 501C nonprofit employer and may qualify you for loan forgiveness
  • Access to quality clinical supervision for licensure
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Retirement Saving Plan
  • Mileage reimbursement

Salary: $64,000 / year + $3,500 sign on bonus

Liberty Resources is committed to creating a diverse inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Liberty Resources offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

License Required

No

Degree Required

Masters