May 21, 2023

MST Therapist

  • Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • $51,999 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Benefits of Employment


Insurance: Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision, Life and an Employee Assistance Program. Supplemental Life may be purchased at group rates.
Paid Time Off: Ten (10) holidays, vacation time (after 6 months) of three (3) weeks per year for the first eight (8) years of service, and sick time.
Retirement: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) with 14% annual employer contribution and Deferred Compensation Plans.

CEU's provided free

Mileage Reimbursed

LISW Supervision Available

Partially Remote Position - Currently working hybrid with families 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.

  • Conducts MST assessments and implements treatment plans.
  • Conducts MST assessments including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context.
  • Engages primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
  • Implements a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review, and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
  • Maintains clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with the 9 MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.
  • Collaborates with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST treatment.
  • Provides direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices.
  • Participates in all MST training, supervision and consultation activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Has no direct supervisory responsibility for staff members.

Equipment Operated
Standard office equipment and office technology such as copy machines, personal computers and telephones.

Confidential Data
All court-related information regarding hearings, etc. that the employee may come in contact with by working in the facility.

Working Conditions
Potential exposure to hazardous situations that occur in the Court environment. Must be able to tolerate exposure to evidence and testimony that may be disturbing, clients who may potentially be verbally or physically uncooperative, allergens, such as perfumes and dust.

Usual Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, to speak clearly, and to hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Must be knowledgeable of 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.
  • Home visits required.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject area and five (5) years’ experience with delinquent/high-risk adolescents and families known to the juvenile justice system with a Bachelor’s Degree or 1 year of experience with a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling. 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; behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance; implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peers, school, and neighborhood). Prefer candidates with a Master’s Degree and active lisensures such as LPC, LPCC, LPCC-S, LSW, LISW, LISW-S, or MFT.

Licensure or Certification Requirements
Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain valid automobile insurance, with a clean driving record and ready access to a safe functioning automobile. Must complete the 5-day MST Training program within first 6 months of hire.

Court Expectations of Employee
In accomplishing the responsibilities of this position, the Court expects that the employee will adhere to the mission and values of the Court as well as all Court policies and procedures. In addition, while carrying out the duties of this position, the employee is expected to model high ethical conduct on and off the job, and exhibit a professional and respectful demeanor with all Court employees.

Court Mission Statement
To administer justice, rehabilitate juveniles, support and strengthen families, and promote public safety.
Application Procedure

External Applicants:
This position will remain posted until filled.
Please visit to view this posting and to complete and submit the
Application for Employment.
Ohio Relay Service 1-800-750-0750

License Required


Degree Required