Feb 04, 2020

Crisis Caseworker

  • Child Guidance Resource Centers
  • Coatesville, PA
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Child Guidance Resource Center has a new program starting in Chester County called MST – CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) beginning this spring! We are looking for a Bachelor’s level Crisis Caseworker to join this exciting new team.  

MST – CAN is an evidence-based treatment program for children ages 6-17 and their families, who come under the guidance of Child Protective Services (CPS) due to physical abuse and/or neglect. It is a holistic approach by taking into account the wide range of possible risk factors and systems involved, and focuses on families and communities as a whole. 


• Assist therapists in the implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, 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 nine MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process 

• Perform safety checks at the direction of the supervisor or therapist, respond to emergencies, and implement crisis plans 

• Obtain drug screens and/or breathalyzers for parents or youth who are abusing substances 

• Participate in all MST-CAN training, supervision and consultation activities 

• Build a relationship with community stakeholders (i.e., child protection services, Guardians ad Litem, judges, schools, etc.) to ensure cooperation among service providers 

• Assist clients in practical needs such as housing, budgeting, job attainment, and prosocial recreational activities 

• Assist the clinical team and parents with children’s school adjustment 

• Develop a resource book for the team of activities and services available in the community that support the clinical interventions 

• Assist in CAN-TAM-R collection by connecting families with the interviewer 

• Be available to clinicians and engage in activities to support clinicians in their work with families 

• Assist the team in on-call rotation (if the crisis casework is qualified to do so) 


• Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Childhood Education or a related subject area.  

• Experience working with families in a community-based setting preferred. 

• Knowledge of resources available in the community and the ability to connect families to those resources preferred.  

At CGRC, you can enjoy a relaxed working environment with flexible work schedules that allow for a healthy work-life balance. We encourage and support staff career development and there are always opportunities for you to learn and grow within the organization. We have a competitive compensation package and offer special benefits for staff. You and your family can also enjoy discounts and offers through our Tickets at Work Program. CGRC is an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  

CGRC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  

License Required


Degree Required