Apr 27, 2022

MST-PSB Therapist

  • PHMC
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • $50,000 - $55,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

Public Health Management Corporation

Center Square East

1500 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102




 The MST-PSB Therapist is responsible for providing intensive, in-home assessment, treatment, case management, crisis intervention and advocacy to adolescents and families referred for the treatment of sexually abusive behaviors.  Responsible for maintaining fidelity to the MST-PSB model and coordinating with all members of the treatment team to achieve targeted outcomes.     



  • Provide MST-PSB services to a caseload of 3-5 individuals and families in community settings, including clients’ homes, schools and neighborhoods.
  • Actively work to ensure client, victim and community safety through the development, implementation, monitoring and ongoing revision of a comprehensive individualized safety plan for each client/family served. 
  • Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
  • Actively provide family therapy, parent training, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills building, school and other community system interventions, and clarification work to each client/family served with a high degree of intensity and frequency (i.e. often three or more sessions per week).
  • Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
  • 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.
  • Be available to provide services at times convenient to the family, including evenings and weekends.
  • Maintain fidelity to MST-PSB guiding principles and fidelity standards.
  • Actively participate in weekly group supervision and weekly phone consultation; participate in individual supervision as directed/requested.
  • Be available to provide 24/7 crisis response services as directed.
  • Actively coordinate services with all team members (including representatives from Juvenile Probation, Department of Human Services, Family Court, victim’s therapist/advocate, other providers and community programs) to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST treatment.
  • Appear/testify in court as directed for each client served.
  • Participate in all model fidelity measures and practices as directed.
  • Video record family therapy sessions for model adherence and professional development as directed.
  • 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.  Complete and submit all paperwork, forms, reports, etc. within program identified timeframes and according to professional standards.


Partnerships and Collaborative Relationships

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with provider organizations, regulatory and licensing representatives, and referral sources, establishing effective and productive working relationships while promoting PHMC.
  • Represents the organization before various stakeholder groups to maintain visibility.
  • Manages regulatory and accreditation contracts.
  • Serves on, participates in and attends various committee meetings.


  Contributing to the Team.

  • Participates in regular meetings with staff to ensure priorities are clear, coordination is good and communications are open. Develops additional methods for ongoing effective communication.
  • Cooperates and communicates as a multi-discipline staff team member through formal meetings, informal consultations and committee participation. 
  • Models traits of a responsible team member, executing job responsibilities, open communication, good follow through; supports team members to do the same.
  • Responds promptly to the concerns and interests of the clients, parents, guardians, funding entities and other PHMC staff. 


Trauma Informed Behavior

  • Demonstrates commitment to being trauma informed and maintaining a therapeutic environment and community that promotes safety and nonviolence as the basis for all we do with clients and staff.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and utilization of trauma informed practices, including emotional intelligence, effective communication, understanding of impact of trauma on development, strengths based and person-centered practice, resilience focus and commitment to growth and change. 


Administrative Activities

  • Ensures compliance with all PHMC’s policies and procedures, including confidentiality and acting as a mandated reporter in accordance with the law, policies, and procedures.
  • Implements all documentation requirements, reports are complete, thorough, timely, and follow prescribed format. Ensures staffs do the same.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent problem sexual behaviors, including systemic factors that contribute to problematic behaviors.
  • Strong safety management skills including the ability to develop implement and monitor effective safety plans.  
  • Ability to utilize collaborative, team oriented approach.
  • Knowledge and understanding of CASSP Principles.
  • Social/ecological theory and application.
  • Family systems theory and application.
  • Cognitive-behavioral theory and clinical application.
  • Understanding of child and family development.
  • Crisis intervention and management.
  • Knowledge of DSM-IV TR.
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of common psychotropic medications.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Strong computer skills in all Microsoft office applications.



  • At least two (2) years verified experience in the mental health field.  Prior experience providing family therapy and/or working with adolescents exhibiting problem sexual behavior strongly preferred. 
  • Prior experience providing MST services strongly preferred.
  • Strong preference for individuals meeting the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) standard of having provided 2,000 hours of direct clinical services to persons with sexual offending behavior.  



  • Master’s Level or higher professional with the major field of study being social work, psychology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or other human services field.  PA Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, or Psychologist preferred. 
  • Valid Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record Check, FBI Clearance and Medical Clearance as well as any other clearances required by contract or agency policy.
  • Valid driver’s license required with access to reliable vehicle with current registration and  evidence of current automotive insurance coverage .


Salary:  Competitive salary based on experience.  Excellent benefits package.


License Required


Degree Required