MST Therapist

Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States

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From $51,000 To $54,000
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Do you want to make a difference in the community by providing highly effective and evidenced based treatment to youth ages 12-17 that is directed at responding to and preventing antisocial or delinquent behavior? The Family Partnership is seeking a MST Therapist to join their driven and dynamic team of Twin Cities based MST Therapists. The MST therapist will develop targeted interventions focused on empowering parents to address risk factors within the family, school, peer and community systems. Due to COVID restrictions, sessions are currently being held primarily via telehealth services.


  • $1000 hiring bonus after 3 months of employment!
  • $51,000 - $54,000 annually
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance and participation in the agency-sponsored retirement savings plan
  • Clinical supervision hours towards licensure for LGSW, LAMFT and LPC/LPCC provided

JOB SUMMARY: The MST therapist will draw heavily on structural, strategic and cognitive behavioral approaches, but also work creatively to address practical barriers to parent/caregiver effectiveness by connecting with community resources, working with schools or using dedicated funds to meet therapeutic goals. The MST therapist will work intensively (minimum 3 sessions per week) with a small caseload (3-6) of families and a team of four therapists that cover the 24/7 on call schedule on a rotating weekly basis (each therapist typically has 1 week of on-call per month).

MST is an intensive in-home therapy with a “whatever it takes” approach to partnering with parents and caregivers to keep youth at home, attending school and out of trouble with law enforcement. The MST program has been a partnership with Hennepin County Departments of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2010, as well as the Human Services and Public Health Department. For information about this treatment model see


  • Work in collaboration with Hennepin County DOCCR and HSPHD staff, MST team members and supervisors, family members, and schools.
  • Provide clinically effective, family-based intervention designed to promote responsible behavior.
  • Choose specific parenting interventions with the assistance of the MST supervisor and expert consultant.
  • Work with family members establishing clear goals and actively work toward goals by focusing on solutions.
  • Track the progress of treatment and measure success.
  • Attend mandatory clinical supervision, consultation and training sessions.


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy or related degree from accredited school.
  • Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural and Strategic Family Therapy and Behaviorally-Based substance use reduction models preferred.
  • Solid mental health clinical training and experience, motivation, flexibility, and situational awareness.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability and willingness to provide home-based mental health services to parents/caregivers of youth aged 12-17 that are involved in the juvenile justice system or mental health case management and carry a caseload of four to six families.
  • Available and willing to work creatively with families to meet throughout the week, including evening sessions when needed, as well as provide rotating on-call, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week coverage.
  • Effective and confident communicator with multiple stakeholders including probation, school staff, case management as well as the family’s natural supports.
  • Valid MN driver's license, access to reliable transportation, clean driving record, ability to maintain a clean driving record and meet the agency's driving requirements.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

  • Valid MN Drivers’ License, access to reliable transportation, and the ability to meet TFP’s driving record requirements

The Family Partnership requires employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation required by law.


ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: For more than 140 years, The Family Partnership has built strong families, vital communities, and better futures for children. We fulfill our mission through counseling, education, and advocacy, primarily in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area.


We Believe: Families, no matter what their form, are the foundation of strong communities.

Our Purpose Is To: Clear the path for family success.

We Pursue This By:

  • Championing the two-generation approach
  • Preventing and overcoming adverse childhood experiences
  • Demonstrating leadership in thought and action
  • Building partnerships based on trust.

Diversity and open expression are fundamental to the work of The Family Partnership. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment where everyone can belong. Every member of our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We encourage you to apply even if you feel like you don't fit 100% of the technical requirements. Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or a protected veteran’s status.

Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials.

The Family Partnership participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.