Oct 07, 2021

Social Work Supervisor (MST-SA)

  • Children's Aid
  • 175 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Full time MST Supervisor

Job Description

Position Summary: The Multi-systemic Treatment-Substance Abuse (MST-SA) Supervisor in our Family Assessment Program (FAP) will serve the combined roles of an Administrative Supervisor and MST-SA model supervisor.  The MST-SA Supervisor also functions in the role of “site lead” of the FFT Program. Supervisors are required to ensure that interactions involving staff and clients are trauma informed and reflect the agency’s DEI and Anti-racism framework.


General responsibilities of an MST-SA Supervisor in the role of “Administrative Supervisor” will be to:

  • Provide accountability, child welfare and administrative supervision for up to four (4) MST Therapists and Case Aides and/or Educational and Employment Specialist
  • Provide Accountability Oversight to ensure compliance with ACS 2021 Prevention Services Standards and Indicators, including;
    • collaborate with CQI team to improve program practice and outcomes by reviewing and providing feedback on the CQI Utilization Dashboard and Monthly Performance Reports.
    • monitor all ACS/OCFS database systems, such as PROMIS, CONNX and eVOLV, to ensure compliance with key performance indicators.
    • ensure timely completion, review and approval of FASPs, Plan Amendments and Progress notes.
    • ensure that length of service, home assessments and assessment of children and adults in or frequenting the home are completed.
    • ensure that team engages in outreach activities in the community in order to attain required 20% utilization from self-referrals as required by contract.
  • Provide Child Welfare Supervision to therapists consistent with the Staff Supervision Standard as delineated in the ACS 2021 Prevention Services Standards and Indicators.  Elements of this includes. 
    • provide weekly supervision to all therapists inclusive of coaching, support, and guidance to conduct accurate, comprehensive assessments and professional development.
    • document case discussions and case record reviews monthly in Supervisory Reviews for each case as well as complete Profession Development Log for each supervisee.
    • collaborate with all departments of ACS including FAP, DCP, DPS, OPTA, OPPP, etc, as needed to ensure the safety needs of children are being addressed.
    • ensure compliance will all other ACS 2021 Prevention Service Standards and Indicators, policies and procedures related to CSEC, Safe Sleep, Cross Over Youth Practice Model, Intermit Partner Violence assessments, etc.
  • Provide Administrative Oversight (with support from the Admin Assistant) to ensure therapists complies with all agency policies and procedures, including;
    • Ensure that staff comply with agency conditions of employment related to attendance, hours of work/TimeForce and use of sick, personal, vacation time etc.
    • ensure that all staff meet performance standards and comply with agency standards of behavior and code of conduct. 
    • complete performance evaluations and address performance issues in a timely and progressive manner.
  • Completes all other tasks related to role of administrative supervisor. 

General responsibilities in the role of a MST-SA Supervisor includes, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct weekly group supervision for MST-SA team to assure adherence to MST principles and the MST Analytic Process.
  • Conduct individual supervision weekly to target clinician competency needs and to remove individual barriers to effective implementation of MST-SA treatment.
  • Provide direct clinical training to assure clinicians’ competency in all clinical areas relating to the implementation of MST-SA interventions.
  • Ensure that each clinician has a Clinician Development Plan that is reviewed monthly and revised quarterly.
  • Work with the Family Services Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina to ensure that all data for the TAM-CAM and required research measures are collected.
  • Collaborates with MST-SA expert to provide feedback, resources, and training to all team members.
  • Supports weekly MST-SA consultation through ensuring that clinicians’ paperwork is submitted to the consultant in a time manner, participating in all consultations, and collaborating with the consultant on feedback to team members.
  • Completes all other tasks as assigned related to role of MST-CAN supervisor.


  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW), Mental Health Counseling (MHC) or equivalent degree in any NYS license-eligible Mental Health profession required. LMSW or LCSW equivalent licensing preferred.
  • Clinical experience working with adolescents and families in a child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice setting.
  • At least two-year years’ experience practicing as a therapist is preferred but not required.
  • Willingness to learn and work within the MST-CAN philosophy and model.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team.
  • Strong clinical and administrative skills and very good interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to be flexible including available on weekends and evenings as required or travel to another borough when needed.
  • Computer literate.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.


  • Medical, Vision, Dental
  • 403b + employer match
  • Up to 20 vacation days
  • Sick days
  • Personal days
  • Paid holidays
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
  • Pre-tax transportation account
  • Voluntary benefit plans & life insurance
  • Education support program

Visit us: https://www.childrensaidnyc.org

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Degree Required