May 22, 2023

MST Blended-Team Therapist

  • Riverwood Center
  • Hybrid (Saint Joseph, MI)
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Therapist- MST

Courthouse · Multi-Systemic Therapy

Saint Joseph, MI

Full-Time; Salaried

Posted 11/30/2022

Pay Grade: Union 13


Position Summary
Do you have a passion for improving the health of individuals receiving behavioral health services? Would you like to be a valuable member of a diversity driven, mission-minded team that impacts our community? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to work as Multisystemic Therapist focused on Juvenile Delinquency and Problem Sexual Behavior (MST/PSB).

 Why This Job Is Awesome

§  You will master your clinical skills in the MST model and family/child therapy

§  You work with a great team of co-workers with lots of support and clinical supervision

§  You have flexibility with your schedule to make life work for you and your clients

§  You have generous PTO, holidays, benefits, and one of the best retirement plans

§  This position qualifies for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

What You Will Be Doing

Multisystemic Therapy for Juvenile Delinquency and Problem Sexual Behavior (MST/PSB) is targeted to adolescents who have committed legal offenses, sexual offenses, and demonstrated other problem behaviors. MST/PSB has been proven effective at decreasing delinquency, problem sexual behaviors, other antisocial behaviors, and out-of-home placements. Multisystemic therapy is an intensive, ecological intervention that is directed at youth and their families, with the collaboration of community-based resources such as caseworkers, probation/parole officers, and school professionals.


Working as an MST/PSB Therapist you will provide model adherent intensive in-home clinical treatment to a diverse population of adolescents with problem sexual behavior and delinquent behaviors and their families. You will provide confidential culturally responsive mental health and substance use therapy to diverse youth ages 12-17 who are diagnosed with severe emotional disturbance.  You will demonstrate passion and cultural competence working with racially marginalized families, diverse communities, and LGBTQ youth.  In this position, you will develop and document, clear clinical formulations and treatment plans that are individualized and measurable, developed in collaboration with the client/family and others involved on the care team. You must maintain high accessibility to clients and commit to a non-traditional, but flexible schedule that is based on families’ availability.

A Master’s Degree in an appropriate mental health discipline.

It is a preference for one to two years’ experience providing treatment to children/adolescents with serious mental illness and/or antisocial behaviors. Will have strong structural/strategic family therapy skills. Excellent computer and interpersonal skills, punctuality and time management, exceptional ability to organize, prioritize, and manage tasks simultaneously, and work independently. Must have strong analytical/problem solving and improvisation skills, and independent discretion. Must be able to collaborate and coordinate well with multiple third parties. Being a current or having been an MST therapist is a strong plus.

Must be licensed by the Michigan Department of Commerce or Professional Regulation as a LLMSW, LMSW, TLLP, LLP, LLPC or LPC (Clinicians with Limited Licenses will be considered). Must become fully licensed within 30 months of date of hire. Must have reliable means of transportation for home visits and maintain safe driving permit.



Caseloads are smaller for MST due to the nature and intensity of the position and therapy model. Travel mileage related to consumer services are reimbursed by the agency. Clinicians will receive some ancillary pay for other duties assigned, in addition to their base salary. For newly starting MST clinicians, training is paid for by the agency for a 5-day Standard MST training and a 2-day MST-PSB (Problem Sexual


Behavior) training. The position is unionized and offers several union negotiated annual holidays. The position also qualifies for the 10-year federal loan forgiveness program through the Department of Education. The agency can assist in fulfilling some licensures’ supervision needs and offers in-house trainings for CEUs. Riverwood Center offers a competitive compensation package and John Hancock investment-based retirement plan option.


Why work for Riverwood Center?

Because we make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve in the Berrien County community every day. You will have the opportunity to work with amazing co-workers in an environment that values diversity, inclusion, work/life balance and encourages ongoing education for professional development. 



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Degree Required



We look forward to meeting you!

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Degree Required