Sep 19, 2022

MST-CAN Supervisor

  • ProCure Therapeutic Agency
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
Full time MST Supervisor

Job Description

This supervisory/lead position is responsible for providing mental health clinical training and experience to a team of 3 therapists, a crisis caseworker, and a child psychiatrist in implementing Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN).    MST-CAN is a researched community-based treatment model directed at families with children ages 6 to 17 years old where there is on-going physical abuse and neglect. MST-CAN provides a holistic approach to physical abuse and neglect cases by considering the wide range of possible risk factors and systems involved. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing all those inter-related areas.


Preferred Experience:

·         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

·         Substance abuse treatment for adults and children using behaviorally-based approaches

·         Behavioral therapy targeting behavioral change in children at home and school

·         Trauma treatment for adults and children using exposure, cognitive therapies, and stress inoculation training

·         Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the family’s natural ecology that affect or contribute to the child abuse and/or neglect (i.e., individual child, family, peer, school, and neighborhood)

·         Provision of group and individual clinical supervision


Preferred Knowledge:

·         Family systems theory and application

·         Social ecological theory and application

·         Behavioral therapies theory and application

·         Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application particularly in the areas of trauma treatment and anger management

·         Family Problem Solving and Communication

·         Pragmatic family therapies theory and application

·         Child development research and its application in treatment

·         Research on child physical abuse and neglect

·         Social skills assessment and intervention


Job Responsibilities:

·         Conduct weekly group supervision for MST-CAN team to assure adherence to MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.

·         Conduct individual supervision as needed to target clinician competency needs and to remove individual barriers to effective implementation of MST-CAN treatment.

·         Assure appropriate documentation of clinical effort to allow for peer and supervisory input, and to meet all reporting and communication needs of funding and referral sources.

·         Provide supportive and corrective feedback to clinicians to promote client outcomes through interventions such as enacting role play and practice, attending field visits with therapists, acting as co-therapist in sessions, listening to audio tapes of clinicians’ sessions, and providing feedback about clinicians’ performance.

·         Provide administrative support targeting systemic barriers to treatment success.

·         Assure availability of clinical and administrative support to clinicians 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

·         Assure therapist accessibility to clients when needed at times most likely to promote engagement.

·         Assure that clinicians achieve engagement with all key participants.

·         Provide direct clinical training to assure clinician competency in all clinical areas relating to the implementation of MST-CAN interventions. This includes enacting role play and practice, attending field visits with therapists, acting as co-therapist in sessions, listening to audio tapes of clinicians’ sessions, and providing feedback about clinicians’ performance.

·         Assure that all assessments are comprehensive, multisystemic, and provide adequate information to determine the causes and correlates of referral behaviors to direct effective treatment within the ecological context.

·         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-CAN and required research measures are collected.

·         Build a relationship with community stakeholders (i.e., child protection services, Guardians ad Litem, judges, schools, etc.) to ensure that there is a continuous stream of referrals and that customer satisfaction is high.

·         Collaborates with MST-CAN expert to provide feedback, resources, and training to all team members.

·         Supports weekly MST-CAN 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.



Agency Related Duties:

  • Attend agency meetings as required
  • Serve on agency committees as needed
  • Maintain certifications in accordance with State Licensure Board Requirements (if applicable)
  • Represent organization in a professional manner
  • Promote organizations vision, ethical standards and public service commitment through personal actions and communications
  • Seek and participate in opportunities for professional growth
  • Additional duties as assigned


Preferred Professional and Personal Characteristics:

  • Experience and ability to work with children and their families from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic environments.
  • Experience serving children/adolescents with DSM-V TR diagnosis (mental health needs) and their families.
  • Effective, empathetic, interpersonal skills (oral and written) that build mutual trust and respect with youth and their families, agency staff and the professional community.
  • Demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with professional colleagues, local and state officials, referral sources and community groups.
  • Experience in speaking to professionals and parent groups.
  • Competence in written and oral communications, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Self motivated and committed to continuing personal and professional growth.
  • Basic computer skills and literacy.
  • Able to meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities.
  • Demonstration of an ability to function under pressure and independently.


Minimum Level of Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D.  or Master’s degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area. 



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening
  • Driving Record Check
  • Access to computer and internet

License Required


Degree Required