Jun 27, 2024

MST Therapist

  • Anthonys Villa Inc
  • Sandusky, OH, USA
  • $60,000 - $70,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Position Summary

As a Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Therapist at Anthony's Villa, you will play a pivotal role in delivering targeted, community-based treatment to youth and their families. Your primary responsibilities include conducting comprehensive MST assessments, engaging with families and key stakeholders, and implementing therapeutic interventions aligned with MST principles. This position demands a high level of collaboration, meticulous documentation, and a commitment to therapeutic excellence to achieve transformative outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • MST Assessments: Conduct thorough evaluations including review of referral details, identification and engagement of essential participants, analysis of systemic strengths and weaknesses, and assessment of the ecological context of behaviors.
  • Family and Stakeholder Engagement: Actively involve primary caregivers and significant stakeholders in intensive, change-oriented treatment, addressing any barriers to participation.
  • Therapeutic Planning and Intervention: Develop and implement detailed treatment plans using the MST Analytic Process, encompassing problem conceptualization, strategic interventions, and ongoing outcome evaluations.
  • Documentation and Compliance: Maintain precise and accessible treatment records that facilitate peer and supervisory review and demonstrate adherence to MST principles and compliance requirements.
  • Collaborative Practice: Work closely with all relevant systems and stakeholders to secure their cooperation and support throughout the treatment process.
  • Direct Clinical Treatment: Provide direct therapeutic services employing techniques consistent with MST standards and methodologies.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Current Licensure: Must possess an unrestricted LSW, LPC, or LMFT license in the state of Ohio.
  • Educational Background: Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Demonstrated experience in clinical counseling of youth and families, with a preference for expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy, structural family therapy, strategic family therapy, and behaviorally-based treatments.
  • Teamwork and Independence: Proven ability to collaborate effectively within a team setting and to operate independently.
  • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational capabilities with the ability to manage multiple cases efficiently.
  • Professional Development: Committed to continuous professional growth and strict adherence to the MST model.
  • Transportation: Valid driver's license and reliable transportation are necessary, as this role requires frequent travel to client homes and community locations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

License Required


Degree Required

Masters, Bachelors