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Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Practitioner

  • LocationNoble Park, VIC 3174
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions2 Positions
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 6 days
    Published on 12 Jan 2022
  • Child and Adolescent Therapist
  • Clinician
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Social Worker
  • Leadership
  • Clinical Manager
  • Therapeutic
  • Job no: FCPPG
  • Category: Social Work
  • Noble Park location, on bordering Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Country 
  • 2x full time, fixed term positions available to November 2023
  • Base salary of $99k plus full private use vehicle, super & salary packaging benefits

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

Are you passionate about keeping young people with their families and helping them to flourish?

Would you like to:

  • Be a part of a program that alters the course of young peoples’ lives and harnesses their strengths to prevent them from entering Out of Home Care or the Justice System?
  • Develop skills in the application of systemic and behavioural interventions that interrupt problematic behaviours?
  • Further develop your skills in leadership?

The Opportunity

There is currently an opportunity to join the Multisystemic Therapy team in the South East as an MST Practitioner as part of the Family Preservation & Reunification (FPR) Response. The MST Practitioner will function as part of an MST team and will participate in weekly team supervision and consultation. Daily duties include assessment, treatment, and collaboration with families, youth, and community agency staff. 

About the MST Program

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) supports young people aged 10-17 years who are presenting with severe challenging behaviours, including offending. It is an:

  • Intensive and flexibly delivered;
  • Evidence-based and community-based intervention; and
  • Does what it takes to achieve meaningful change.

As an MST Practitioner, you will be able to work in ways that other program structures don’t allow. Interventions are intensive and target change across the systems in which the young person is engaged to achieve change and improve outcomes for the young people and their families. 

The team consists of one MST Clinical Supervisor and four MST Practitioners. 

For further information regarding MST and the program, please view the below YouTube link which provides an overview of the program.

About You

You will be an experienced practitioner who has experience of working with marginalised, minority and difficult to engage young people and/or their families in their homes and communities and must be available to provide periodic on-call 24-hour coverage, across a 7 day week roster. 

You will hold a degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related subject area with significant experience in therapeutic settings, and experience in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy and behaviourally-based treatments are preferred.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.
  • Full private use motor vehicle provided.

How to Apply

If you would like to receive further information about applying for these roles, please contact: Kate Doswell (Multisystemic Therapy Clinical Supervisor, Noble Park, Boonwurrung Country) on 0429 099 932 or

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability and the key selection criteria for the position are to be submitted as soon as possible as they will be assessed as they are received. Applications close Monday, 31st January 2021 at 11pm.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Berry Street is categorised as an Authorised Provider and this position is considered authorised work and subject to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination requirements. You will be asked about your vaccination or exemption status and any accompanying evidence should your application proceed.

  • Closes in 6 days - 31 Jan 2022
  • Published on 12 Jan 2022, 3:04 AM