Jun 18, 2020

MST Supervisor

  • Saint Johns Residence for Boys
  • Queens, NY, USA
  • $55,000 - $58,500 yearly
Full time MST Supervisor

Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Supervisor

St. John’s Home for Boys, a 24-hour residence for Boys, is looking for an individual who has strong mental health clinical training to supervise and lead a team of 2 therapists in implementing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) in Queens.  Supervisory and leadership experience is preferred. You can start asap and will be able to work from home through the COVID-19 restrictions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry clinical and administrative supervisory responsibilities for 1-2 MST teams of 2-4 therapists each
  • Facilitate weekly group supervision and training for MST team to assure adherence to MST principles and the MST analytic process, and to assure clinician competency in implementation of interventions
  • Conduct individual supervision as needed to target clinician competency needs and to remove individual barriers to effective implementation of MST treatment
  • Assure availability of clinical and administrative support to clinicians 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, both external in the community and within the provider agency
  • Promote and educate about MST with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Generate and manage case referrals and manage clinician caseloads, including all intake responsibilities
  • 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
  • Work closely with the Residential Services Team
  • 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
  • Participate with Program Evaluation and Planning Dept (PEP) in fulfillment of the program evaluation processes.
  • Responsible for monitoring documentation and collection in connection.
  • Maintain mandated paperwork and record keeping in compliance with ACS, and OCFS
  • Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools including safety plans, community meetings, psycho-education groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care in the department/program to create a nonviolent and trauma sensitive culture.


  • MSW is required
  • Experience in Child Welfare working with youth and their families, plus minimum of 3 years Supervisory experience
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of case work practice within ACS child welfare system.
  • Ability to be flexible to provide emergency coverage when needed (e.g., conduct home visits, attend court hearings, etc.)
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Must demonstrate competence in written, verbal, organizational, and prioritization skills.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule when needed including some evenings,
  • Must be able to use public transportation and drive when attending various meetings or making home visits.
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development and trauma informed perspective.
  • Must have a commitment to using the practices and development by Saint Johns.
  • Must be physically able to observe clinicians in the field and in the residence i.e. Be able to climb stairs when an elevator is not available

Preferred Experience

  • Significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth
  • 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)
  • Leadership role (informal or formal) including hiring, performance evaluation, and holding supervisees accountable for performance
  • Training and collaboration with outside agencies
  • 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
  • Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance
  • Provision of group and individual clinical supervision


Preferred Knowledge

  • Family systems theory and application
  • Social ecological theory and application
  • Behavioral therapies theory and application
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application
  • Pragmatic family therapies theory and application
  • Child development research and its application in treatment
  • Social skills assessment and intervention

License Required


Degree Required