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Multi-systemic Therapy - Child Abuse & Neglect Supervisor - Tamworth


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 30 September, 2019.

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 role:

Are you looking for that country life-style or the opportunity to be involved in an internationally recognised program? This could be the opportunity if you’ve been looking for.  

Our Tamworth location is currently seeking an experienced Psychologist to join our MST-CAN team as an MST-CAN Supervisor on a full time contract through to June 2020.

As an MST-CAN Supervisor, you will be responsible for managing and supporting a team of psychologist/clinicians in the conduction of therapy and case management associated with MST-CAN Therapy as well as ensuring the program is compliant to the funding requirements and all reporting is undertaken in line with the program requirements.

About MST-CAN therapy:

We are part of an exciting initiative, implementing Multi-systemic Therapy - Child Abuse & Neglect (MST-CAN).
The mission of MST-CAN is to keep families together and ensure that children are safe, while reducing mental health difficulties and increasing social supports.

This is an internationally recognised program, specifically designed to treat 6-17 year-olds and their families. MST-CAN is unique, in that it supports all family members to be involved with treatment, which reduces the risk of children entering out-of-home care.

Further information is available here: http://mstservices.com/ & http://www.mstcan.com/.

Skills & experience:

  • Management or team leadership experience
  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related subject area with registration or eligibility for registration with relevant professional body
  • Experience in the child and family welfare field. This could be in Child Protection, Out of Home Care, Family Services and/or other services working with vulnerable families and children
  • Understanding of and ability to implement Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy including trauma treatment, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, and behaviourally-based treatments
  • Experience in the provision of group and individual clinical supervision

Living in Tamworth:

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, shopping, 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/.

Assistance with relocation expenses will be provided.

How to apply for this job

Apply here. Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Erin Bye at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Multi-systemic Therapy - Child Abuse & Neglect Supervisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 30 September 2019.

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.