OzChild staff are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable Australians through the delivery of programs and services aimed at providing children and young people a safe and nurturing place to call home. OzChild was one of the first not-for-profit organisations to introduce evidence-based programs to Australia to ensure families are supported by programs that work, not just by programs that are available.

Complementing our foster and kinship care programs OzChild is now supporting children, young people and families with evidence-based and evidence informed programs aimed at keeping families together by strengthening and repairing relationships.

In Australia close to 50,000 children and young people are currently placed in Out-of-Home Care. The reasons are often complex and varied, but the challenge of recruiting foster carers remains. If we can provide families with the resources, tools and skills to safely care for kids we may have a chance at reducing the number of children placed in care.

OzChild also delivers education services in schools to encourage children’s early learning, allowing at-risk children to feel socially included and happy at school reducing their risk of disengagement.

For almost 170 years OzChild has been working hard to provide a better future for those in our care with the belief that every child and young person deserves the chance to shine – we won’t stop until all young Australians are safe, respected and nurtured to reach their full potential.

Full time
OzChild Frankston VIC, Australia
As the Therapist providing Multisystemic Therapy you will work in a clinical team that consists of a Senior Clinician/MST Program Supervisor and 3 MST Therapists. The MST Therapist provides in-home clinical services to a small caseload of serious and/or repeat young offenders and their families. MST provides intensive treatment to families for a period of around 3 to 5 months including specific clinical treatments that target areas such as mental health and drug and alcohol misuse. MST is an empirically based and internationally proven treatment model designed specifically for young people (12-17 years) and focuses on changing factors linked to anti-social, offending behaviour across individual, family, school and community. You will work between sites and must be available to work in Frankston, Melbourne For more information visit   http://www.mstservices.com/ Duties: Work intensively with family members with high risk and complex needs to provide direct effective treatment Provide directed behavioural therapy targeting behavioural change Deliver CBT, family therapy and substance abuse treatment Ensure all assessments are comprehensive and multisystemic KEY SELECTION CRITERIA Masters qualification in Psychology or Social Work preferred. A degree qualification in a related discipline will also be considered. Experience working with marginalised young people and their families engaged in the justice system Clinical skills and experience Knowledge and demonstrated experience using evidence based clinical practices and their application to treat juvenile offenders Understanding of family systems Risk assessment and safety planning Current driving license Benefits: Permanent full time role Flexible working hours and locations A fully maintained vehicle Salary packaging up to $15,900 Team based treatment environment with intensive collaboration and clinical training, clinical supervision and consultation Unique culture promoting diversity and shared values Collaborative and cohesive working culture About Oz Child OzChild is one of the longest serving charities in Australia. For nearly 170 years, we've been committed to improving the lives of at-risk children and young people every day. As one of the largest providers of evidence based and evidence informed programs in Australia, we are dedicated to achieving real outcomes for the young people and families in our care. OzChild is committed to the employment of Indigenous people and providing a work environment in which Indigenous peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Indigenous staff are identified, promoted and achieved How to apply: Please review the position description and follow the MST Services link above- then provide a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria along with your resume. For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact   Kylie Williams   | MST Clinical Supervisor on   T:   03 8796 0010   M:   0438 976 878   E:   kwilliams@ozchild.org.au
Sep 04, 2019
Full time
OzChild Campbelltown NSW, Australia
Permanent contract. Providing clinical supervision to a team of therapists who provide in home therapy to complex families using a prescribed model based on empirical data and robust evidence. OzChild is leading the sector in delivering evidence based programs to families Full time permanent opportunity for a Psychologist or Social Worker with an interest in family intervention and behaviour change The Job MST is widely considered the gold standard for treatment of adolescent antisocial behaviour and is utilised in the US, Europe, the UK, and NZ. MST-CAN is an adaptation of MST US model and is targeted to families who have recent risk of harm reports pertaining to ongoing child abuse and neglect. We are currently offering a rare opportunity to supervise this leading-edge program where you will maintain and develop therapists who exhibit systemic assessment skills, maintain comprehensive safety planning, deliver CBT for anger management, deliver behaviour management planning, maintain evidence-based trauma treatment for children (TFCBT) and adults (PET), provide substance abuse treatment (reinforcement based treatment), functional analysis, strategic family therapy, parent training, and more. For more information visit http://www.mstservices.com/ Duties: Assure outcomes are delivered for families Manage complex cases and maintain high level clinical care throughout the team Deliver supervision and collaborate with MST experts on service delivery and model fidelity Ensure all assessments are comprehensive and multisystemic Develop new knowledge of the MST-CAN Model to deliver high quality practice crucial to the success of this program Availability to provide periodic on-call 24-hour coverage Required Qualifications, skills and experience: Master’s Degree in clinical or counselling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area with significant experience in therapeutic settings Be capable of developing inter-agency and intra-agency partnerships Ability to lead and manage a team of clinicians Expertise in family/care giver systems theory and interventions and behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapies and their application to the treatment of anti-social youth. Significant demonstrated experience in clinically supervising others in the application of a variety of evidence-based assessment and intervention skills at a senior level and responsive to constructive feedback and supervision. Current driving license OzChild offers- Permanent contract Flexible working hours Salary packaging up to $15,900 which will increase take home pay A fully maintained vehicle or vehicle allowance Relocation assistance to pay for flights and accommodation A laptop and phone so you can work from anywhere A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values A Collaborative and cohesive working culture PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD W/C 9th September How to apply: For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley HR Advisor at OzChild on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au You can apply for the role today by clicking APPLY NOW above or visiting our careers site at https://ozchildcareers.org.au/Vacancies/4762826/title/Program-Supervisor-Multisystemic-Therapy-Child-Abuse-and-Neglect If shortlisted you will receive a follow up recruitment pack detailing MST-CAN
Sep 04, 2019