Feb 16, 2021

MST - Therapist

  • The New York Foundling
  • Remote (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island)
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

  • Maintains clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with the assigned model
  • Reports to assigned program supervisor or covering supervisor.
  • Manage assigned caseload and provide coverage for peer's caseload as needed, provides direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with assigned model.
  • Conducts assessments including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses and individualized treatment planning.
  • Maintains clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with the assigned model
  • Participates in all model training, supervision, consultation activities, and staff meetings.
  • Builds a relationships with community stakeholders (i.e., child protection services, Guardians ad Litem, judges, schools, etc.) to ensure cooperation among service providers
  • Manages the extensive documentation requirements to successfully comply with various mandates from agency, ACS, and other stakeholders, including model.
  • Timely documentation of contacts and case progress in the provided agency electronic health records and other systems as applicable
  • Adopts a strength focused approach with families, stakeholder, and within the program/treatment team.
  • Ability to accompany families/clients to psychiatric appointment and other community needs appointment.
  • Attends weekly supervision and consultation and on-call meetings.
  • Manages the extensive travel requirements
  • Provides 24/7 coverage during the week and participates on a weekend on-call rotational schedule as applicable
  • Other duties as assigned

Organizational expectations include:

  • · Regular and punctual time and attendance, and adherence to The Foundling’s and your department’s
  • specific time and attendance policies and protocol.
  • · Consistent demonstrated commitment to The Foundling’s BHAG, mission, vision and values (Compassion,
  • Dignity, Family and Community, Diversity, Excellence).
  • · Adherence to The Foundling’s employee policies, Code of Conduct and applicable rules, laws, regulations or bargaining agreements. · Appropriate engagement with support departments to ensure appropriate and timely hiring, performance management, investigation, discipline, suspension, and restructuring decisions concerning direct reports. Regular supervision and performance evaluation of direct reports. · Any other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned.


  • Must have a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related subject area

Other Requirements:

Preferred Experience:

  • Direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
  • Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches
  • Substance abuse treatment for adults and children using behaviorally-based approaches
  • Behavioral therapy targeting behavioral change in children at home and school
  • Trauma treatment for adults and children using exposure and cognitive therapies
  • Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the family’s natural ecology (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood)

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Family systems theory and application
  • Social ecological theory and application
  • Behavioral therapies theory and application
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application particularly in the areas of trauma treatment and anger management
  • Exposure based cognitive behavioral trauma treatment
  • Pragmatic family therapies theory and application
  • Child development research and its application in treatment
  • Research on child physical abuse and neglect
  • Social skills assessment and intervention

Preferred Core Competencies:

  •  Ability to engage clients
  • Willingness and ability to be strengths focused
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions
  • Willingness to advocate for caregiver, youth, and family
  • Ability to manage stress and self-care
  • Appreciation, respect, and understanding for teamwork and company systems
  • Ability to maintain high level of self-awareness
  • Ability to be comfortable with cultural differences; to relate in ways that are respectful, strength-focused, and culturally sensitive

License Required


Degree Required