Clinician MST

Job no: 493447
Employment type: Full Time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

  • Work from our North Lakes office
  • Attractive remuneration including salary packaging & monthly RDO
  • Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (

About the Role

As part of a team of Clinicians and under the supervision of a Clinical Supervisor, this role will create the opportunity to provide in-home clinical services to a small caseload of serious and/or repeat young offenders.

MST is an empirically based and internationally proven treatment model developed through 30 years of applied research. Our MST program is designed specifically for young people (10-16 years) and focuses on changing factors linked to anti-social, offending behaviour across individual, family, peer, school/vocational and community systems.

Due to an internal promotion, we are excited to extend the opportunity to suitably qualified health professionals to be a part of the program and through the MST model develop comprehensive, systemic intervention plans for young offenders and their families that lead to real change. This position will be based at our North Lakes office.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering clinical services to a targeted complex case load of young offenders and their families, including psychological assessments, problem conceptualisation, planning and treatment.
  • Adhering to the MST intervention model, establishing intensive client contact and intervention with individuals and families, and working with relevant personnel from community agencies.
  • Identifying barriers to pro-social activities and engage family / caregivers and other key participants in change-oriented treatment to resolve or reduce barriers, and achieve lasting behaviour change.
  • Providing individual, family / caregiver and community interventions through the flexible use of a range of psychotherapeutic strategies on a needs basis including out of hours in accordance with approved policies.
  • Participate in an on call roster.

Skills and Experience

  • Masters qualification in Psychology or Social Work preferred.
  • Minimum requirement for the role is a 4 year degree in Social Work, or Psychology. A degree in a related field (including counselling, family/systems therapy etc.) will be considered alongside relevant experience.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration with the relevant professional organisation/s (e.g. AASW, Psychology Board of Australia etc.)
  • Class C Drivers Licence
  • Expertise in family/care giver systems theory and interventions and behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapies and their application to the treatment of juvenile offenders.
  • Relevant experience working with marginalised, minority and difficult to engage young people and their families.
  • Ability to plan and deliver evidence based interventions with individuals, families or systems.

What we offer

In addition to ongoing individual and peer supervision and professional development opportunities, Life Without Barriers will offer successful applicants an attractive remuneration package including:

  • Generous salary packaging options (up to $15,900 per annum).
  • A mobile phone, laptop, on-call roster allowance and tool of trade vehicle.
  • A rostered day off per month (negotiable).

At Life Without Barriers we all share the responsibility for child safety. The successful candidate will be required to undergo probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check.

Is this you?

After reviewing the information above, please email: to obtain a copy of the information pack including the position description detailing the Essential Selection Criteria that you need to address in your application. The detailed covering letter should focus on your suitability for the role.

After obtaining the PD and addressing the selection criteria, submit your application by clicking the "" button and follow the screen prompts to upload a copy of your resume and a detailed covering letter specifically addressing the Essential Selection Criteria detailed in the Position Description in one document.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. Current application closing date is the 29th January 2020

Advertised: 08 Jan 2020 E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 29 Jan 2020 23:55 E. Australia Standard Time