MST Therapist - $53,929.00- $78,894.00 Annually

MST Therapist Licensed

Job Code: MST - 121
Revision Date: Dec 21, 2018

Salary Range:  
$25.93 - $42.41 Hourly
$2,074.40 - $3,392.80 Biweekly
$53,929.00 - $88,222.00 Annually

FLSA: Exempt


We are an agency committed to innovative behavioral health services in trauma-informed care that promote healing and recovery to instill a sense of empowerment and foster a lifelong sense of resilience.

General Description

Seeking an individual with Mental Health clinical training and experience to implement Multisystemic Therapy (MST). No prior MST experience needed. MST is an evidence-based treatment model delivered in the community to youths involved in criminal activity and their families. MST Therapists work independently and function as part of an MST team all of which receive extensive training and support in learning and implementing the MST model, surrounded by a support network of supervisors and coaches both within the agency and at the larger MST Network level. You may look for more information about the MST model at

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

    • Engages primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
    • Assessment, treatment, and collaboration with families, youth, and community agency staff.
    • Implements a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
    • Maintains 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.
    • Responsible for caseload of 4 – 6 cases.
    • Ability to work non-traditional hours with flexible schedule while providing periodic on call 24-hour telephone coverage.
    • Home-based. Required to participate in weekly team supervision and consultation.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related major, with a minimum of LPC, LMSW, LMFT, or equivalent licensure.

Experience with trauma-informed services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and motivational therapies including the use of incentives, preferred.

Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy and behaviorally-based treatments preferred.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principals, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma, parallel processes, and universal precautions, preferred.

Physical Demands

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

  • Work in the homes of clientele; can be exposed to animals, alternative lifestyles, etc.
  • Work with clients, and possibly family members, who are involved in the criminal justice system
  • Involves routine and frequent exposure to:
    •  Bright/dim light; Dusts and pollen.
    •  Extreme heat and/or cold; Wet or humid conditions.
    •  Extreme noise levels, Animals/wildlife.
    •  Vibration; Fumes and/or noxious odors.
    •  Traffic; Moving machinery.

Special Certifications and Licenses

  • Must possess and maintain a valid state Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a TB, criminal background and drug screen.
  • At minimum, must be clinically licensed, to practice counseling in the state of Texas
  • Minimum license identified as an LPC, LCSW, LMFT

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Emergence Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Emergence Health Network to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Other Job Characteristics

  • Staffing requirements, including criteria that staff have diverse disciplinary backgrounds, have necessary State required license and accreditation, and are culturally and linguistically trained to serve the needs of the clinic's patient population.
  • Credentialed, certified, and licensed professionals with adequate training in person-centered, family centered, trauma informed, culturally-competent and recovery-oriented care.

Note: This Class Description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Emergence Health Network and an employee and is subject to change by the Emergence Health Network as its needs change.