Aug 21, 2019

MST Team Advanced Clinical Specialist

  • Southeast Human Service Center
  • Fargo, ND, USA
  • $5,299 - $7,065 monthly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description


Southeast Human Service Center

Position is pending reclassification.  

Seeking an individual with mental health clinical training and experience to implement Multisystemic Therapy (MST). MST is a well-researched community-based treatment model directed at youth involved in criminal activity and their families. Interested persons may locate information about this treatment model on the internet at Duties include assessment, treatment, and collaboration with families, youth, and community agency staff. Therapist will function as part of an MST team and will participate in weekly team supervision and consultation. Must be available to provide periodic on-call 24-hour coverage and have evening availability. Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy and behaviorally-based treatments preferred. Master’s in a mental health field preferred.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct MST assessment 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.
  • Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
  • Implement a 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.
  • Contribute to rotating on-call schedule for 24/7 crisis intervention.

    Requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work and licensure as a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) by the ND Board of Social Work Examiners; OR a Master's Degree in Counseling and licensure as a LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) by the ND Board of Counselor Examiners; OR a Doctorate in Psychology and licensure as a Psychologist by the ND Board of Psychologist Examiners.

    If unable to find fully-licensed candidates, will consider filling this position as a Human Relations Counselor (4142), which requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work and licensure as a LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) by the ND Board of Social Work Examiners; OR a Master's Degree in Counseling and licensure as a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) by the ND Board of Counselor Examiners.

    • Please make sure that your resume includes information to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as posted.  Your work history will not be given credit if the Department’s Human Resource Division cannot determine that you meet the minimum qualifications
    • The Department of Human Services does not offer or provide sponsorships. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
    • All application material must be received on or before the closing date by 11:59 pm.
    • A copy of your qualifying degrees transcript and any applicable certifications or licensures must be provided at the time of an interview.

    For more information or if you need an accommodation, Please Contact: Emily Monson

    Employing Unit: Southeast Human Service Center
    Telephone Number: 701-298-4671
    TTY Number: ND Relay Service 1-800-366-6888 (text); 1-800-366-6889 (voice)

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments , please contact or (701)328-3290

License Required


Degree Required

Masters,   Bachelors