Salaried Mental Health Therapist - MST (free supervision for licensure)

Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County Children's Services
  • Salaried position
  • Supervision for licensure may be pursued for qualified therapists for FREE
  • Student loan pay down program that does not require you to pay PCS back if you leave
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule
  • Company laptop
  • Company paid health insurance or waiver pay if you are enrolled in health insurance elsewhere
  • Dental, vision and disability insurance available
  • 401K option with employer match available after 1 full year of employment
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Training and Free CEUs are available
  • Supervision for licensure may be pursued for qualified therapists
  • Tuition discounts available if seeking a graduate degree
  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Therapy or a clinically related subject area
  • Valid Driver's license and car insurance
  • PA State Police Criminal History Clearance
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI Clearance through the Department of Human Services

Starting salary listed is based on experience - Master's degree. 

Pennsylvania Counseling Services (PCS) is looking for a master's level mental health therapist to join our team!

Are are looking for a job that makes a lasting impact on families? Are you are looking to put your education and experience to use in a supportive atmosphere that is close knit and values supporting each other? As a MST Therapist you will!

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an exciting treatment modality proven to have positive effects on youth (agres 10-17) who demonstrate external antisocial behaviors. MST Therapists are trained to work with an internationally recognized evidence-based treatment model.

The model focuses on improving and strengthening the social networks of the youth and his/her family.

In this role at PCS you will: 

  • Change the direction of individuals
  • Restore families
  • Repair relationships
  • Keep clients out of placement
  • Prevent clients from jail/prison/life of crime
  • Promote incredible change
  • Have the ability to help rally supports
  • Recognize strength
  • Help parents advocate for their kids
  • Change what the system has built
  • Give opportunities that didn't previously exist

MST's family-driven approach is more intensive than some other traditional approaches, devoting several hours of treatment each week to youth and their families working by with families for 4-6 months at a time. The model focuses on promoting behavioral change in the youth's natural environment by working with the clients in their home, school and community setting. 

MST Therapist job duties:

  • Conduct MST assessments including review of referral information, key participants, systemic strengths and weaknesses, and analysis of the fit on problem behaviors within an ecological context
  • Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment
  • Develop therapeutic relationships with youth and their families
  • Provide direct clinical treatment using proven methods compatible with MST principles and practices
  • Provide therapy within the family unit and interventions within the ecology
  • Provide parent education, coaching and training
  • Facilitate collateral contacts with representatives from schools, agencies and other community organizations on behalf of youth and families, developing and maintaining collaborative relationships
  • Model effective self-advocacy and assertive communication skills
  • Advocate on behalf of children and their families to help them meet their needs and achieve their desired level of independence and self-sufficiency
  • Link families with resources available in the community
  • Work collaboratively with a team of fellow MST professionals
  • Participate in clinical supervision, team meetings, case consultations, training and quality assurance steps
  • In home and community based work with juvenile delinquent and dependent youth
  • MST treatment model includes extensive ongoing training, supportive supervision, and flexible schedule.
  • Participate in on-call duties

PCS is a EOE. 

Starting compensation is based on experience $48,000-$58,000 inclusive of bonus pay and stipend
Master's Degree
35 hours per week
Full Time