Multisystemic Therapy Supervisor (527231)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 6, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

We are seeking a dynamic and passionate MST Supervisor to drive implementation of the MST Program and support MST Practitioners in the North West region of Tasmania as part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) extended service innovation.
With a motto of “whatever it takes”, MST is an innovative, evidence-based program that empowers young people involved in offending and antisocial behaviour and their families build the skills to achieve positive, long-term changes and improved life outcomes.

The MST Supervisor will have the leadership and clinical experience to manage and supervise a regional team of up to 4 Practitioners in delivering MST to young people with severe and complex mental health challenges and their families. They will be committed to CAMHS’s vision of providing quality, accessible, consumer-centred mental health care to some of Tasmania’ s most vulnerable young people.

You don’t need to be a current MST Supervisor to apply! Successful applicants will be provided with extensive training to develop the essential skills to supervise within the MST framework and will receive ongoing support and oversight by highly skilled MST Consultants.

Interested but want more information? Visit MST Services | Multisystemic Therapy for Juveniles for further information about the MST program, including the evidence supporting the success of MST across Australia and internationally.

The MST Supervisor will:

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Position Features

Details of Appointment

Permanent full time day worker (with on-call) position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $120,114 - $130,181 per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, or

  2. Degree in Social Work giving eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

  3. Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.

  4. Current Driver’s Licence.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Post graduate qualifications in Clinical, Counselling, Forensic, Educational or Developmental Psychology, or
  2. Post graduate qualifications in Social Work with significant experience in therapeutic settings.
  3. Broad, expert knowledge of adolescent mental health issues including cognitive and behavioural therapy and family system treatment.
  4. Clinical experience and expertise related to child and adolescent mental health or Child Development.
  5. Knowledge of contemporary juvenile and criminal justice issues.
  6. Experience implementing evidence-based programs.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  5. serious traffic offences
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

For more information

Sam Turnbull

Position: Regional Director, CAMHS NW
Phone: 0438 556 901

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