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Therapist, Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN)

  • 493787
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Full time permanent

About the Role

The Therapist (MST-CAN) will deliver therapy using the Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN). MST-CAN is a researched community-based treatment model directed at families with children ages 6-17 years old where there is on-going physical abuse and neglect.

This is a full time permanent position located in Coffs Harbour NSW.

Along with contributing towards the efficiency and effectiveness of the team, you will:

  • Carry a case load and provide the MST-CAN model in the home to families where there has been physical abuse and/or neglect
  • Deliver a service in a culturally inclusive framework for Aboriginal and culturally diverse families with respect and attention to the additional complexities of working with Aboriginal and CALD families within the child protection system
  • Facilitate and participate in the development and review of the family's treatment plan in accordance with the program model timeframes
  • Contribute positively to the development of the collaborative partnerships with FACS Community Service Centres in the region and other key stakeholders
  • Work in support of other Uniting functions and teams to foster coordination across the organisation, avoiding duplication, standardizing on efficient processes and delivering continuous improvement

About You

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling or a related subject area. Persons with a related bachelor’s degree and significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behaviour in youth may also qualify
  • Experience with direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
  • Demonstrated experience with individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Demonstrated experience using behavioural therapy targeting behavioural change in children at home and school
  • Demonstrated experience implementing interventions within or between systems in the family’s natural ecology that affect or contribute to the child abuse and/or neglect (i.e., individual child, family, peer, school, and neighbourhood)
  • Previous experience in providing group and individual clinical supervision
  • Even Better
  • Demonstrated experience using behaviourally-based approaches with marital therapy and to substance abuse treatment for adults and children
  • Demonstrated experience using exposure, cognitive therapies, and stress inoculation training in trauma treatment for adults and children

Benefits & culture 

Uniting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We work together to ensure that every employee can be the best they can be. We value you and will support you in your life and in your career by:

  • Offering ongoing training and mentoring so you can continue to improve and learn new skills
  • Ensuring a family friendly workplace and flexible working hours
  • Regular supervision and an accessible employee assistance program to support your wellbeing
  • 4 weeks annual leave with an additional week ex-gratia leave at Christmas

What’s next?

If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organization excites you, then click APPLY now to get your application started!

For further information, please contact Ali Serhan on or call 0437 878 210.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks - which may include a National Criminal History Record check, previous Employer Reference checks, and Working with Children checks.

Closing date: Apr 30, 2021

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