Jul 14, 2020

Tompkins MST - Program Supervisor

  • Liberty Resources
  • Tompkins County, NY, USA
Full time MST Therapist MST Supervisor MST Program Manager

Job Description

About Us:

Liberty Resources is a dynamic human services agency and a great place to work! Working for Liberty Resources means you’ll have access to great career opportunities, benefits and a fun atmosphere. Our employees have passion around our values of excellence, integrity, diversity, self-determination, service, innovation and fiscal responsibility. Our rapid growth is providing exciting opportunities in all areas of our organization.  

Position Summary:

Seeking an individual with supervisory and leadership experience, as well as strong mental health clinical training and experience. The primary responsibility of this positon will be to lead a team of 4-6 therapists in implementing Multisystemic Therapy (MST). MST is a well-researched community-based treatment model directed at youth involved in criminal activity and their family. Interested persons may locate information about this treatment model on the internet at www.mstservices.com. The Program Supervisor is also responsible for the daily management, administration and coordination of Tompkins County Family Support Services (FSS) and CPS/BH Collaboration in Tioga County. They will also engage FSS participants as a clinician to complete psychosocial assessments.


Essential Functions:

  1. Carry clinical and administrative supervisory responsibilities for 1 MST team of 4 therapists, one part time FSS clinician, and 1 clinician in the CPS-BH program
  2. Provides direct services to families as needed during case coverage
  3. Conduct 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
  4. Oversees and participates as a member of the Tomkins County Family Court treatment team to provide support as a mental health liaison
  5. Conduct individual supervision to target clinician development and support
  6. Oversee assessment process of staff in CPS-BH and FTC; reviewing assessments and supporting development of recommendations
  7. Assure availability of clinical and administrative support to clinicians 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  8. Collaborate with stakeholders, both external in the community and within the provider agency. This includes, but is not limited to, DSS, Probation, school, mental health providers.
  9. Make community presentations to provide education about MST treatment
  10. Generate and manage case referrals and manage clinician caseloads
  11. 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
  12. Manage and report data on clinical outcomes and program practices
  13. Initiates personnel recruitment and participates in selection, provides supervision and annual performance evaluations to ensure high quality service.
  14. Maintains and updates required records and documents for services provided.
  15. Attends and participates in supervisory conferences, staff meetings, and orientation sessions as required. Serves as an effective communication link between program and the agency as a whole.
  16. Complete Psychosocial Assessments on individuals entering TCFTC referred by Tompkins County Department of Social Services within 45 days of referral. This includes conducting assessments by gathering data from the client and collateral contacts, developing a DSM-V diagnosis for each client, completing an assessment which results in treatment recommendations for the client.



Required Skills and Experience:

  • Clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth
  • Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic and functional) family therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and marital therapy. 
  • Provision of group and individual clinical supervision
  • Leadership experience including hiring, performance evaluation, and holding supervisees accountable for performance
  • Training and collaboration with outside agencies
  • Assessment and diagnostic experience
  • Experience in the application of Family systems theory, Social ecological theory, trauma-informed approach, and strength based treatment
  • Child development research and its application in treatment



Licensed Clinical Masters in Social Work preferred or related licensed clinical degree and three (3) years of experience. Prior clinical supervisory experience preferred.  Must have a valid New York State driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and with flexibility in days and hours of work. 

License Required


Degree Required