May 06, 2024

MST Therapist: $2000 Signing Bonus the First Year and a $4000 Retention Bonus Second Year. Be a part of a collaborative team!

  • Applewood Centers
  • Cleveland/Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

To provide intensive, in-home and community-based MST therapy services to children and their families throughout Cuyahoga County and Lorain County.

* Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment program that focuses on addressing all environmental systems that impact chronic juvenile offenders -- their homes and families, schools and teachers, neighborhoods and friends. MST recognizes that each system plays a critical role in a youth's world and each system requires attention when effective change is needed to improve the quality of life for youth and their families.

* MST has been proven effective at decreasing antisocial behaviors, arrest rates and out-of-home placements, while improving family relations and functioning. MST therapists concentrate on empowering parents and improving their effectiveness by identifying strengths and developing natural support systems and removing barriers. In the family–therapist collaboration, the family takes the lead in setting treatment goals and the therapist helps them to accomplish their goals.

* The qualified applicant will carry a very small caseload (4-6 cases), and work intensively (2-4 hours a week) with each referred youth, their caregivers, juvenile court and other involved community resources.

* The position offers excellent professional development opportunities including extensive initial and ongoing training and expert team consultation in the MST model, family therapy, and other evidence based interventions that support the attainment of treatment goals.

Qualifications:  A Master's Degree in Social Work or Counseling preferred; a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Counseling required and the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Benefits At Applewood Centers: we pride ourselves in having a collaborative culture and team environment found throughout our programs. Our Core Values help set the goals and expectations of our employees. We value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive benefits including:
A total of $6000 Hiring and Retention Bonuses for the First 2 Years
 A competitive salary
 Dental insurance
 Medical insurance
 Vision insurance
 Generous paid time off including: 

   − 10 holidays per year
   − 12 days of Extended Illness Bank time per year
   − 15 to 25 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year depending on position
 Domestic partner benefits
 403(b) plan
 Life insurance
 Paid long-term disability
Other benefits of working at Applewood Centers include:
 A friendly, professional and appreciated staff
 Working with a team committed to the well-being of others
 Career growth
 Staff recognition
 Year round free CEU trainings
 Northeast Ohio is a great place to live and work

For more information on our agency and the services we provide, we invite you to visit us at

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit their letters of interest and resume to clearly indicating the position title for which you are applying. Submissions without minimal qualifications will not be reviewed. DUE TO HIGH VOLUME, INQUIRIES REGARDING APPLICATION STATUS CANNOT BE RETURNED.

License Required


Degree Required

Masters, Bachelors