Jun 14, 2019

Multisystemic Therapist / MST Therapist

  • Cuyahoga County Division of Children & Family Services
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • $21.29 hourly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Multisystemic Therapist / MST Therapist (Job ID: 61)

Department:  Health and Human Services Division of Children and Family Services

Anticipated Work Schedule: 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday / On Call Required / Flexibility in Scheduling

Reports To: Clinical Coordinator

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Local 1746

Classified or Unclassified: Classified




Here is your opportunity to become an MST Therapist! 

What is MST Therapy?

 Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based treatment model for troubled youth that has been proven to have long-lasting impacts on the lives of youth and their families.
As a therapist, you’ll work with youth and their families in their home, school and community to implement the MST treatment model, guided by 9 treatment principles that have demonstrated consistent and long-lasting effects.

MST has proven results:

  • 87% of youth have no arrests after treatment!
  • 54% of youth that receive MST have fewer rearrests!

If this is not enough reason to become an MST Therapist you will receive extensive training and support in learning the model, not just with our agency, but with the larger MST network as well. 

Every day that you go to work, you will be making an impact on the lives of someone and can watch progress as you work with the family.

Apply now so that you can have an opportunity to make a large impact on the lives of those that really need your help!

Minimum Requirements

 Bachelor’s degree in social work or counseling with three (3) years of counseling experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must hold a License of Social Worker (L.S.W.) or License of Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) in the State of Ohio.

Preferred: Advanced/Master’s degree preferred.

Must possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license and have ready access to an insured automobile.

Application Process

The is a non-competitive, classified position. The Personnel Review Commission (PRC) will check your application to make sure you meet the minimum qualifications. If you do, the PRC will put your name on an eligibility list. To fill this opening, the PRC sends the hiring department and Human Resources (HR) a certified eligibility list. HR helps the hiring department decide who from the certified list to follow up with for interviews and then a job offer.


Most of our communication with candidates is through email. Regularly check the email address you gave us in your job profile. Watch your Spam folder, just in case.


If we offer you a job, you must pass a drug screen and background check before the offer becomes final. Prior criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify you from employment; the County looks at criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis using the guidelines in Chapter 306 of the County Code.



Cuyahoga County is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, which includes building an environment that respects the individual, promotes innovation and offers opportunities for all employees to develop to their full potential. A diverse workforce helps the County realize its full potential. The County benefits from the creativity and innovation that results when people with different experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds work together.


The County is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, language, religion, citizenship status, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference or orientation, gender identity/expression, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, membership in a collective bargaining unit, status with regard to public assistance, or political affiliation.


If you need assistance applying or participating in any part of the candidate experience, contact Human Resources at 216-443-7190 and ask to speak with a talent acquisition team member.


License Required


Degree Required