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MST-CAN Crisis Caseworker - Tamworth

Life Without Barriers
  • Full Time 12 Month Maximum Term Contract

About the organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the program

We are part of an exciting new initiative, implementing a home-based, intensive, multi-disciplinary  family preservation model Multi-systemic Therapy-Child Abuse & Neglect (MST-CAN).

The program seeks to keep families together and ensure that children are safe, while addressing the causes to maltreatment - substance misuse treatment, improving mental health, addressing the impact of trauma, improving parental functioning and increasing social supports. 

This is an internationally recognised program, specifically designed to treat 6-17 year olds and their families. The program supports all family members to be involved with treatment, which reduces the risk of children entering out-of-home care.  The program has a strong commitment to support and further strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander families.

Further information is available here: http://www.mstservices.com/mst-can-child-welfare-program.

The role

Your team will consist of: 

  • 1 x Senior Psychologist / Supervisor
  • 3 x Psychologists / Therapists
  • 1 x Crisis Caseworker - 12 month contract
  • 1 x Psychiatrist 

As the Caseworker, you will work in an interdisciplinary team to deliver clinical and case management interventions and help clients with practical needs such as safe housing, budgeting and job attainment, etc. You will also build relationships with community stakeholders (schools, NGOs and other community networks). Your caseload will allow you  time to provide intensive services to families and their networks.

You will receive intensive and on-going clinical training, supervision and consultation to ensure that you and the team are supported to be effective in helping families achieve their family preservation goals. 

Skills & experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Childhood Education or a related subject area
  • Demonstrated experience in case management with high-risk families involved in child protection
  • Experience working with families in home-based and community-based settings
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of the Tamworth area education, social services and community resources a plus but not essential


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Attractive remuneration with salary packaging & allowances
  • Rare opportunity to receive intensive training and support in a leading family preservation intervention model
  • Flexible working hours + rostered days off
  • Car provided 
  • Assistance with relocation costs


Tamworth is famous for its world-class country music, award-winning restaurants and easy-going, lifestyle. Offering the best of both city and rural living, locals enjoy access to affordable housing, gourmet food, top sporting facilities, national parks, and all for a fraction of the cost you'd pay in a major capital city.

For more information on Tamworth please visit http://evocities.com.au/tamworth/. 

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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