Department/Division: England North
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 13 September 2019
How We work:
Action for children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year our organisation changes the lives of 390,000 children, young people and families.
What we do:
Wigan MST service is a commissioned service by Wigan Council aimed at supporting families whose children are on the edge of care or entering custody.
We work intensively with parents, for up to 6 months, in line with the MST treatment model. MST intervention usually takes place in the family home through regular therapist home visits, identifying problems causing misconduct of a child/young person and overcoming these challenges with the family so that they can make and sustain change.
The service currently operates from Worsley Mesnes Methodist Church, Holt Street, off Poolstock Lane, Wigan. WN3 5HS. The roles require team members to work flexibly and across the whole borough.
Wigan commissioning has indicated an ongoing commitment to delivering MST intervention for its families, hence these roles being advertised as permanent. However, secondment requests for fixed periods of time will be considered.
The MST Supervisor is required to hold a recognised professional qualification, alongside extensive post qualifying and relevant experience, including management of teams.
You will carry out suitability assessments for families and allocate cases amongst a team of 3 therapists. Overseeing pragmatic systemic work with families and cognitive behavioural interventions, you will embed the MST analytical process in all areas of your work. You will manage risks with your team and take responsibility for clinical outcomes which requires high levels of fidelity with the MST model and is highly scrutinised to ensure success. Interpersonal skills will be key, as you engage other professionals, team members and families. You will also work closely with the MST UK network and their expert to ensure quality and adherence to the model.
Closing date Friday 13th September. Interviews being held week commencing 30th September.
You will require a high degree of flexibility in their role; early and late visits to families being frequent and regular on call responsibility.
You will receive full training in MST as well as have ongoing development plans in place and access to ‘booster training' by an MST expert quarterly.
For more information, visit www.MSTUK.org or contact Sarah Tootell, Childrens Services Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel; 0791 2395793
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users, therefore all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Full details and application documents here
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