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Clinical Case Worker

Multisystemic Therapy- Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN)

Campbelltown, Australia

Reference: 5206886

What is Multisystemic Therapy?

As the Clinical Case Worker in Multisystemic Therapy you will work in a clinical team that consists of a Senior Clinician/MST Program Supervisor and 3 MST Therapists.

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.

MST provides intensive treatment to families for a period of around 3 to 5 months including specific clinical treatments that target areas such as trauma, mental health and drug and alcohol misuse.

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

Your role:

  • Support the MST-CAN® team by providing case management to a maximum of 12 families in the home and the community
  • Reduce the numbers of children and young people aged 6-17 years old in statutory out of home care
  • Casework intervention and support such as housing, budgeting, job search and recreation
  • Promote and sustain key relationships with community partners and the MST-CAN® Team
  • Assist therapists in gathering information about resources for clients
  • Promote and overcome barriers to engagement
  • Assist therapists in the formulation of treatment planning and interventions
  • Build community stakeholder relationships

(Please review the Position Description for a more in depth look at the role)

Who we are looking for:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Social Work/Psychology/Childhood Education or equivalent that is recognised in Australia
  • Child welfare or child protection experience, in home therapy, CBT, Family Systems knowledge, engagement skills
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience using evidence based clinical practices and their application to treat families
  • A working understanding of the culture and strengths of families within the MST-CAN population (Families with 6-17 years old children)
  • 8am-8pm flexible must be available for evenings work
  • Availability to provide periodic on-call 24-hour coverage once every 3 weeks
  • Understanding of family systems
  • Risk assessment and safety planning
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working in mental health would also be highly regarded
  • Current driving license

OzChild offers:

  • Permanency
  • Full-time hours
  • Flexible working hours with an office in Campbelltown
  • A vehicle or car allowance to the value of $15,000
  • Salary range in line with SCHCADS level 5
  • 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 27th September please do not delay your application.

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

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


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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

Applications Close: 27 Sep 2020