MST Therapist $46,000 - $55,000 with Sign On Bonus! - Wilmington, NC

Do you have in interest in working with North Carolina's leader in children's behavioral healthcare? Alexander Youth Network needs you!

Why Join Alexander Youth Network?

Founded in 1888, Alexander Youth Network is the leading provider of children's mental and behavioral health in North Carolina and serves over 10,000 children and youth adults annually. Headquartered in Charlotte with service locations in the central, western, and Southern Piedmont regions of the state, Alexander combined a variety of treatment programs into a complete Service Array, to meet the need of our clients - wherever they are.

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What you would do:

MST is a highly-structured evidenced-based service that uses the Family Preservation Model of service delivery. MST views individuals as being nested within many interconnected systems that include individual, family, peer, and community. The ultimate goal of MST is to provide parents with the skills and resources to address difficulties in raising adolescents.

The program consists of teams of up to four therapists and a supervisor. AYN's MST Therapists receive continuous on-site supervision by an experienced masters-level mental health professional. Supervision and program consultation occur on a weekly basis. Therapists are selected based on strengths and attributes that will combine well with the program's principles.

MST Therapist are offered paid agency orientation and MST-specific training.  Therapists are provided additional support in the form of ongoing Clinician Development and quarterly Booster Training with other Agency MST-PSB Teams.  MST Therapists are regularly assessed for model fidelity and positive outcomes.  In addition to extensive training and support, MST Therapist will have small caseloads and flexible schedules.

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  • Accurately maintains client Electronic Health Record
  • Complete all mandated training
  • Coordinate services within multi-systems in reaching the client's goals and to ensure buy-in and cooperation throughout the MST process as evidenced by treatment review meetings and taking the clinical lead on cases.
  • Provide direct clinical treatment (family, individual, community based services and case management) using methods compatible with MST principles, analytic process and practices as evidenced by therapist adherence measure scores and positive outcomes with families.
  • Flexibility and consistency in scheduling with the families as evidenced by meeting with families on the average 6-8 hrs per week at the start of treatment and clinically assessing need throughout treatment.
  • On-call duties 24/7, with rotation of weekend duties.
  • Active participation in weekly group supervision/consultation as evidenced by preparedness, providing feedback to team members, and accepting feedback from others.
  • Appropriate use of individual supervision as needed as evidenced by seeking supervision when barriers arise and participating in clinician development sessions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


QMHP should have either a Bachelors in a Human Services related field (i.e... Psychology, Social Work) and two years of experience with children/adolescents or a Masters in a Human Services related field and one experience with Children/adolescents or a Bachelors in a non- Human Services related field and four years  of experience with children/adolescents or be fully or provisionally licensed (LCSW, LCMHC, LMFT).

It is preferred that the individual will have experience in working with antisocial behaviors in adolescents.  The individual should have a strong understanding of family systems and social ecology theories.  It will be important to have an understanding of the MST philosophy and practices.  The individual will have experience in coordinating services with other agencies within the mental health community.  An understanding of family dynamics, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, educational issues and the legal system will be essential.

What We Offer:

Alexander offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical with Employer-Sponsored HRA
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Employer-Paid Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Agency provided Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at no cost
  • Discounts and Perks such as AAA, credit union membership, and more!

Alexander youth network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities