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Youth Villages

Therapist (MST-Emerging Adults)- Johnson City, TN

Youth Villages


Job Summary


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.

Job Responsibilities


Program Overview

This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to emerging adults ages 17 to 26 who have mental health and/or substance use disorders who have been involved in the justice system, such as recent arrest, on probation or prison re-entry. Our MST for Emerging Adults program is built on the principle that the serious behavior problems of an individual typically stem from a combination of influences including deviant peer group, problems in school/work or the community, individual characteristics including behavioral health disorders, and family factors. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing all of those inter-related areas. Position provides a rare opportunity for specialized work specifically with young adults.


Position Overview

  • Carries a caseload of 4-5 emerging adults.  Intensive treatment requires counselor to meet with each client at least three times per week.
  • Develops individualized treatment plans for each case.  Ongoing assessments and reviews of treatment progress are performed on a regular basis
  • Documents all sessions within a pre-established cycle time.  Documentation is web-based and most locations provide voice-recognition technology.
  • Maintains on-call availability to clients during the week.  Counselors rotate on-call availability.
  • Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with emerging adults in the home.
  • Counselors provide treatment in individual emerging adults’ homes in a wide array of settings and communities
  • Works closely with multiple types of clinical supervision provided in individual and group settings led by trained and licensed MST professionals.  Review of progress generally occurs at frequent intervals.
  • Develops strong community relationships and resources to better support emerging adults as part of treatment.

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





  • Master’s degree in a behavioral health or related field is required.
  • License or license-eligibility preferred.
  • Experience with population preferred.
  • Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy required.
  • Experience with Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing 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.

Additional Information


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
  • 401(k)
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • 12 paid sick days per year
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

How to Apply


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Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.


  • Date Posted: June 9, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth