MST Therapist

Job Title: MST Therapist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: £29,650.00 - £34,137.00 per annum
Reference: RS100578
Job Published: November 30, 2016 12:12

Job Description

Help us to support those who need help most.

MST Therapist

Ref: RS100578



37 hours per week

£29,650.00 - £34,137.00 per annum

Our teams are passionate about delivering high-quality intervention to young people on the edge of care, and their families, in order to achieve positive life outcomes for these young people.

Our service works across the county of Essex providing Intensive Family Based Intervention (Multi-Systemic Therapy) to young people & their families. The young people we work with are aged between 11 and 17 and are referred to us from Social Care. These young people all have anti-social behaviour issues and are on the edge of the care system. We work with multi-agencies to support them & their families, and to prevent an out-of-home placement.

You will be joining a team of 3 other MST Therapists, and carry a caseload of 4-5 families. You will work intensively with your families and will need to support them as and when they need. This could be during the day or evening & will require you to work within the family home, as well as attend school visits and professional meetings. You will have weekly group supervision to discuss your caseload, and support you with adhering to the MST Model.

You will conduct MST assessments; including review of referral information to identify systemic strengths and weaknesses. You will then plan a schedule of work for your families, according to MST principles.

We are committed to supporting our team of MST Therapists and will offer you continued professional development through both internal and external training. You will receive full training on the MST model when you join as well as other mandatory training such as Safeguarding. We have team members undergoing further relevant training that is funded by us to support them in their work with families such as CBT training.

Essential Requirements:

  • Hold a full & valid UK driving Licence
  • A postgraduate degree in, Social Work, Psychology, Family Therapy, Cognitive behaviour Therapy or Mental Health Nursing.
  • If you have significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behaviour in young people and a related undergraduate Degree please still apply.

To view job or to apply on-line please visit the website  

Closing date: 28 December 2016

Action for Children exists to make children’s lives better: now, tomorrow and every day.

Committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity, we welcome applications that reflect the cultural diversity of the communities within which we work. Registered charity no. 1097940. Company no. 4764232. Charity registered in Scotland SC038092.