Sep 25, 2019

MST Supervisor

  • Family Preservation Services of Virginia
  • Harrisonburg, VA, USA
  • $55,000 - $60,000 yearly
Full time MST Supervisor

Job Description

Multisystemic Therapy Supervisor

Do you have the heart, desire and passion along with the knowledge, skills and abilities it takes to help children, families and individuals who are struggling with behavioral or mental health disorders? Are you a team player, understanding the holistic approach and the importance of communication and collaboration? Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth?   If you have answered YES to these three questions, then we should have a conversation!

As a leader in the area of mental health and behavioral health services, Family Preservation Services of Virginia, with the support and collective expertise of our global parent company, Pathways, will continue our commitment to promoting positive change in the individuals, families and communities we impact each day.  With more than 900 employees servicing more than 3,000 individuals and families each year, FPS is the largest private provider of community based services in Virginia.


Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Supervisor ( for Family Preservation Services.  Grow your career, be challenged and realize the potential in yourself and others around you! If you are passionate about serving youth and families in their homes, have superior interpersonal, & open communication skills, desire to work in an environment with constructive oversight & focus on successful outcomes, we want you! If you are positive, vibrant, flexible, and compassionate, we want you!

We are seeking an individual with mental health clinical training and experience to supervise Multisystemic Therapy (MST).  MST is a top researched community-based intervention model directed at families with youth ages 12 through 17 years old where there is involvement in the juvenile justice system. More information on this treatment model may be found here:

Base salary range: $55,000-$60,000, commensurate with experience.

Duties include:

  • Carry clinical and administrative supervisory responsibilities for 1-2 MST teams of 2-4 therapists each, including individual supervision as needed, weekly group supervision and training, assure availability of clinical /administrative support to clinicians 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, both external in the community and within the provider agency & promote/educate about MST
  • Generate and manage case referrals and manage clinician caseloads
  • Collaborate actively with MST Expert around implementation of MST by the program, and to ensure continued development of own clinical skills and knowledge of relevant research
  • Manage and report data on clinical outcomes and program practices
  • Deliver MST to a caseload of 1-2 families, as required to address program needs


Education & Experience required:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area
  • LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LCP Virginia licensure required
  • Significant clinical experience in treating serious delinquent behavior in youth
  • Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
  • Individual therapy with adolescents and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques, Marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches, and Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance
  • Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood)
  • Provision of group and individual clinical supervision
  • Leadership role including hiring, performance evaluation, and holding supervisees accountable for performance
  • Training and collaboration with outside agencies


This is a full-time position with competitive benefits, including 401K and opportunities for thorough training in this highly researched evidence-based model.   EXPECT TO BE CHALLENGED, DEVELOPED, AND EXCITED, BOTH PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY!  FPS is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.  To apply, please email your resume to Susan Kirby at or apply online at 

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