• Family Resource Specialist (MST-CAN)

    Requisition ID
    Job Locations
    TN-Johnson City
    In-Home Services
    Relocation Assistance
    Position Type
  • Overview

    Company Overview
    Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. 

    If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.


    Program Overview
    Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) provides a holistic approach to physical abuse and neglect cases by taking into account the wide range of possible risk factors and systems involved. MST-CAN focuses on families and communities as a whole, tailoring interventions to the social ecology surrounding the individual experiencing physical abuse or neglect.  The major goals of MST-CAN are to: 1) keep families together; 2) assure that children are safe; 3) prevent abuse and neglect; 4) reduce mental health difficulties experienced by adults and children; and, 5) increase natural social supports.


    Position Overview
    ⦁ Assist therapists in gathering information about resources for clients through a proactive stance of working to anticipate the need of clients and families
    ⦁ Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement
    ⦁ Assist therapists in the implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process
    ⦁ Maintain 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
    ⦁ Perform safety checks at the direction of the supervisor or therapist, respond to emergencies, and implement crisis plans
    ⦁ Obtain drug screens and/or Breathalyzer for parents or youth who are abusing substances
    ⦁ Participate in all MST-CAN training, supervision and consultation activities
    ⦁ Build a relationship with community stakeholders (i.e., child protection services, Guardians ad Litem, judges, schools, etc.) to ensure cooperation among service providers
    ⦁ Assist clients in practical needs such as housing, budgeting, job attainment, and prosocial recreational activities
    ⦁ Assist the clinical team and parents with children’s school adjustment
    ⦁ Develop a resource book for the team of activities and services available in the community that support the clinical interventions
    ⦁ Assist in CAN-TAM-R collection by connecting families with the interviewer
    ⦁ Be available to clinicians and engage in activities to support clinicians in their work with families
    ⦁ Assist the team in on-call rotation (if the crisis casework is qualified to do so)

    Additional Information
    Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.
    Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.
    Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage


    Bachelor's degree in a behavioral health or related field is required.
    Experience with families in a community-based setting is preferred

    Experience with behavioral intervention, child protection, and court systems is preferred
    High energy level and superior interpersonal and communication skills.
    Must have valid driver's license and be able to provide transportation.
    Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


    Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.


    Additional Benefits
    Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
    Retirement Savings Pension Plan
    403 (b)
    2 weeks paid vacation
    12 paid sick days per year
    10 paid holidays
    Paid Parental Leave
    Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)




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