Jun 14, 2022

MST Supervisor

  • National Counseling Group
  • Newport News, VA, USA
Full time MST Supervisor

Job Description

National Counseling Group (NCG) is the premier provider of behavioral health services in Virginia, with over 20 offices across the Commonwealth. We specialize in home-based counseling, crisis stabilization, mental health skill-building, school-based treatment and outpatient counseling.

As one of the most respected human service providers in Virginia and a proud partner of ncgCARE, NCG has helped countless individuals through innovative practice, exceptional training and passionate employees like yourself.

We are seeking an individual with supervisory and leadership experience, as well as strong mental health clinical training and experience to lead 1-2 teams in implementing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) for the Newport News area. MST is a well-researched community-based treatment model directed at youth involved in criminal activity and their family. Duties include clinical and administrative supervision for therapists on team, liaison with key collaborating agencies and with leadership inside the provider organization, providing ongoing evaluation and staff development for therapists, and interfacing with MST expert consultants. Must be available to support therapists implementing MST 24-hours per day, 7 days per week with backup from other agency supervisory staff. Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy and behaviorally-based marital and drug treatment therapy preferred. Two-three years of clinical supervisory-level experience preferred. 

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead, train and support MST team(s) via weekly group supervision, and individual supervision when needed, to facilitate the following in therapists: adherence to MST principles and the MST analytic process, and competent implementation of interventions with family members and other participants in treatment
  • Facilitate the creation of a supportive, collaborative MST team context in which therapists learn together and share responsibilities such as on-call coverage and learning about community resources 
  • Develop engagement and ongoing collaborative relationships with stakeholders, both external in the community and within the provider agency 
  • Promote MST program in the community and generate referrals to the program
  • Manage referrals to the program and manage clinician caseloads
  • Plan and problem solve with MST Expert to guide effective implementation of MST and ongoing program quality improvement activities, to achieve the best possible outcomes with families
  • 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
  • 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

Preferred Experience:

  • Significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth
  • Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s environment 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

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Degree Required