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Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) Lead - Coffs Harbour

Uniting (NSW.ACT)

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

With over 10,000 employees and volunteers working across more than 300 sites, our services are in the areas of aged care, disability, community services and chaplaincy.

About the role:

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) is an evidenced-based program where there has been substantiated physical abuse and/or neglect of a child aged six – 17.

As the MST-CAN Lead you will supervise a team of three Therapists and one Caseworker providing treatment for serious, high risk and complex cases, by working to address the multiple factors connected to referral behaviours in the family’s environment.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Weekly group supervision and ongoing individual supervision as needed to target clinician competency needs and remove barriers to effective MST-CAN treatment.
  • Assure appropriate documentation of clinical effort to allow for peer and supervisory input, and to meet all reporting and communication needs of funding and referral sources.
  • Collaboration with MST-CAN expert to provide feedback, resources, and training to all team members as well working with the Family Services Research Centre at the Medical University of South Carolina to ensure all data and research measures are collected.
  • Build a relationship with community stakeholders to ensure that there is a continuous stream of referrals and that customer satisfaction is high.

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience with Ph.D. or Master’s degree in clinical or counselling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area, or a highly experienced bachelor clinician
  • Able to lead a team and provide group and individual clinical supervision
  • Demonstrated experience with individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioural techniques
  • Implemented interventions within or between systems in the family’s natural ecology that affect or contribute to the child abuse and/or neglect

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

Further to this we offer:

  • Work with a leading program that provides a holistic approach to children and their families
  • Develop and build leadership and management skills in this supervisory position
  • Ongoing professional and personal development opportunities and career path across our varied service streams
  • Work within an organisation that has a positive impact on our clients and the communities in which they live

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