Mar 04, 2019

MST-CAN Therapist, Tamworth, Australia

  • Life Without Barriers
  • Tamworth NSW, Australia
  • $85,000 - $98,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

  • Are you a Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist or Social Worker with experience delivering family therapy interventions?
  • Join an organisation at the leading edge of MST-CAN service delivery in Australia
  • Small case-load, highly supportive team
  • Competitive remuneration up to $98,000 PLUS super, vehicle, on-call allowance and assistance with relocation costs

Who is Life Without Barriers?

Supporting over 14,500 people in more than 300 communities across Australia, Life Without Barriers (LWB) is a leading social purpose organisation delivering services in the areas of disability, child, youth and family, aged care, mental health and support for refugee and asylum seekers. 

Life Without Barriers offers a range of mental health and housing support services, within a framework of recovery. Its service focuses on intensive care management which aims to assist individuals and families re-establish connections, develop their existing strengths and maximise resilience. 

A leading edge career opportunity

Life Without Barriers now has multiple opportunities for Therapiststo join their team on a full-time basis, in Tamworth, NSW. 

These positions are being offered on a contract basis until 30th June, 2020, with extension subject to government funding.

Reporting to the MST-CAN Supervisor, the primary purpose of the Therapist positions will be to conduct therapy and case management associated with Multi-Systemic Therapy (Child Abuse and Neglect).You will provide in-home clinical services, negotiate therapeutic goals and use systemic resources to assist in meeting these goals. You will have a case load of approximately 4-5 families around Tamworth. 

More specifically, this will include, but not be limited to:

  • Conducting MST-CAN assessments including reviewing referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths / weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the problem behaviours within the ecological context;
  • Engaging primary caregivers and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement;
  • Providing direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices; and
  • Maintaining clear documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with MST principles and the MST analytic process.

To view the full position description for the Therapist position, please click here.

Do you want to join our cause?

The ideal candidates for these positions will have a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work or Psychology, or other relevant Family Therapy qualifications that equip you to deliver therapeutic interventions. Any prior experience in MST or MST-CAN delivery will be highly regarded, but is not mandatory.

All candidates will need to either hold registration or be eligible for registration with the relevant professional organisation/s. In addition, you will be on a rotating on-call roster with 3 other Therapists and will need to be available to be on-call for one week per month. 

These positions would be well-suited to individuals who have a few years experience under their belt and are looking to join an organisation that is leading the charge on MST and MST-CAN delivery in Australia. Importantly, LWB is looking for candidates who are willing and able to offer home-based intervention services with confidence, professionalism and empathy.

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.
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Assistance with relocation expenses will be provided. 

What we can offer you in return

Life Without Barriers is one of the first organisations in Australia to offer MST and MST-CAN services and is on the leading edge in terms of how these services are delivered in the country. This is a great opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations, in a highly validated program that is delivered globally and offers support and structured engagement with your client base.

You will be joining a wonderful, supportive group of people who will value your contribution and you will see the impact they are making on the local Tamworth community each day, namely reducing the number of children going into care. 

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive remuneration package up to $98,000 PLUS super and on call allowance. In addition, you will enjoy a range of great benefits, including:

  • A vehicle for your personal use with fuel (approx. value of $15,000 a year);
  • Salary packaging up to $15,000;
  • Flexible work hours; 
  • Time in-lieu;
  • Rostered days off; and
  • Relocation assistance.

For the right person this will be a truly unique and exciting opportunity to both grow and develop your career while making a positive and potentially life-changing difference to the residents of Tamworth you support.

If you're ready for a rewarding new challenge - Apply Now!

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