Jan 03, 2022

MST Therapist (Sign-on Bonus)

  • Zepf Center
  • Toledo, OH, USA
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description


Zepf Center has been serving the Lucas County community for over 40 years. We are the leading provider of behavioral health and substance use disorder services in Northwest Ohio. Services include adult and child psychiatric, substance abuse, case management, residential, and therapy programs, as well as career development and wellness services. Zepf Center partners with Neighborhood Health Association to provide primary care medical services to our patients to contribute to their continuum of care. Zepf Center is a trauma-informed agency and environment for both patients and staff.

We are currently seeking a full-time MST Therapist to appropriate and effective home-based therapy for SED youth and their families using the MST Analytic Process. The person in this position provides services within the client's natural environment. This position may require evening appointments.

Essential Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct MST assessment 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
  • Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
  • Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with the nine MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.
  • Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST treatment.
  • Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices.
  • Participate in all MST training, supervision and consultation activities.
  • Maintains clinical records and reports according to agency standards.
  • Maintains direct service productivity per agency standards.
  • Participates in team meetings and clinical supervision
  • Adheres to ethical and legal standards of professional practice per state, professional, agency, and regulating standards.
  • Maintains high confidentiality standards and, with client consent, completes client Authorization to Disclose Form in accordance to professional standards of practice, when applicable.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related field required
  • Persons with a related bachelor’s degree, required licensure and significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth may also qualify at the discretion of the agency.
  • Must have active Ohio LSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC, CT or other ODMH recognized licensure
  • Must maintain current CPR and First Aid and Crisis Intervention training
  • 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, peer, school, and neighborhood)
  • Those eligible to drive company vehicles must have a valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage as defined by the agency commercial insurance carrier. Those who drive personal vehicles in the course of business must be able to provide proof of insurance.

License Required


Degree Required