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Multisystemic Therapy Practitioner

Berry Street Victoria
  • Noble Park location, on bordering Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Country 
  • Full time, fixed term position until November 2023
  • Base salary of $97k plus full private use vehicle, super & salary packaging benefits

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

About the Program

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive, evidence-based family and community-based intervention focused on supporting young people aged 10-17 years who are presenting with severe challenging behaviours, including offending.

The team consists of one MST Clinical Supervisor and four Practitioners. 

The Opportunity

The MST Practitioner will function as part of an MST team and will participate in weekly team supervision and consultation. Daily duties include assessment, treatment, and collaboration with families, youth, and community agency staff. 

About You

You will be an experienced practitioner with mental health clinical training to be extensively involved in implementing the MST program during a three year pilot project, with the goal of the program's success resulting in it being made ongoing.

You will have experience working with marginalised, minority and difficult to engage young people and/or their families in their homes and communities and must be available to provide periodic on-call 24-hour coverage, across a 7 day week roster. 

You will hold a minimum 4 year degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related subject area with significant experience in therapeutic settings, with Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy and behaviourally-based treatments preferred.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.
  • Full private use motor vehicle provided.

How to Apply

Prior to applying, interested candidates are required to contact Michael Gliddon, Lead Talent Acquisition Partner by phone on (03) 9421 7540 to discuss the role and to be provided with an information pack to use as a guide for your application. Applications submitted without prior contact being made will not be considered.

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability and the key selection criteria for the position are to be submitted as soon as possible as they will be assessed as they are received.

Further queries to Michael Gliddon, Lead Talent Acquisition Partner on (03) 9421 7540.

We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies for this vacancy.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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