MST-CAN Therapist

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Salary: £32,910 to £34,728 per annum
  • Location: Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton , Knowsley , L36 6GA
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time/Weekends
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 30/01/2022 at 23:59
  • Reference: CVP 0187b

Fixed Term until 31 March 2023

MST-CAN Knowsley are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced professional to join our small and successful team as an MST-CAN Therapist.

MST-CAN works with families who are open to Knowsley Children’s Social Care under statutory plans with the aim of keeping children safely at home.

If you enjoy working in a challenging yet rewarding role, then this may be the job for you.

As an MST-CAN Therapist you will hold a small caseload of families, engaging in therapeutic work with caregivers and children in their homes and communities to prevent re-abuse and neglect.

A relevant undergraduate degree is an essential requirement, as is knowledge of child abuse and neglect and experience of working within this challenging area.  The ideal candidate will also have experience of applying psychological theory in their practice and delivering evidence-based interventions such as behavioural parenting techniques, CBT and Motivational Interviewing.  The ability to work with children and adults facing multiple difficulties such as significant substance misuse, trauma and poor mental health is also required. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on your existing skills as a child and family practitioner by joining a dedicated team with an emphasis on strong supervisory and peer support.

In addition to your salary, you will receive payment for being part of the rota to deliver support to families outside of typical working hours.  This will be on average every 1 week in 3, but is arranged amongst the team to take into consideration planned personal events.  Payment equates to around £5000pa in addition to your salary.

You will be given full training in the MST model and MST-CAN adaptation techniques.  This involves MST 5-day training, MST-CAN 4-day training and 4-day trauma training.  These may be away from the locality and require overnight stays (COVID-restrictions dependent). 

If you’d like to discuss the role further before applying, please call Sarah Ritson, MST-CAN Supervisor, on 07810054008 for an informal conversation.

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