Feb 04, 2020


  • 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 Master’s level Therapist 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. 


• 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, 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 

• Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST-CAN treatment 

• Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices. 

• 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 


• Masters degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area.  

• Experience with direct use of pragmatic family therapies, individual therapy with children/adults using cognitive behavioral techniques, and marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches 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