Jul 29, 2020


  • OzChild
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • $90,000 - $95,000 yearly
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

What is Multisystemic Therapy?

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 6 to 9 months including specific clinical treatments that target areas such as trauma, 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.

For more information visit https://www.mstservices.com/

Your role:

  • 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, stress inoculation, trauma treatment, marital therapy and substance abuse treatment
  • Ensure all assessments are comprehensive and multisystemic

Who we are looking for:

  • Masters qualification in Psychology or Social Work preferred. A degree qualification in a related discipline will also be considered as will qualified provisional psychologists.
  • Experience working with marginalised young people and their families engaged in the justice system
  • 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

OzChild offers:

  • Maximum term contract for 12 months covering parental leave
  • Full time hours
  • Role will commence in September to align with clinical training
  • Flexible working hours with a Frankston base
  • During COVID restrictions you will be working from home
  • A vehicle allowance of $15,000 on top of your salary
  • Salary $90,000 + $5000 on call
  • 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

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

The closing date for applications is Sunday 16th August please do not delay your application.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC for Victoria.

COVID-19- All interviews are currently being conducted via video this may be subject to change.


You can apply for this position today by visiting our careers page https://ozchildcareers.org.au/Vacancies/5155208/title/Family-Therapist

You can view the position description and then submit a resume with a cover letter that outlines your skills and experiences as well as your motivation for applying.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au

License Required


Degree Required