As part of the evolving Edge of Care Service, Sheffield City Council are looking to recruit 4 MST practitioners to work in our newly developed service.

MST is a well-researched, community-based model aimed at supporting young people at risk of entering care or the criminal justice system, to remain together with their families.

Details
Posted
Application deadline 21st June 2018
Job reference 700979
Job location Sheffield
Hours per-week 37
Salary £32,233 - £37,107 Grade 8

As part of the evolving Edge of Care Service, Sheffield City Council are looking to recruit 4 MST practitioners to work in our newly developed service.

MST is a well-researched, community-based model aimed at supporting young people at risk of entering care or the criminal justice system, to remain together with their families.

MST requires the team to work intensively with children and families and the other systems around the family. Caseloads are limited to 5 families for each team member. The successful candidate will provide on-call daytime and out-of-hours telephone support to children and families

An MST team consists of:

  • An Assistant Service Manager
  • Three or four MST therapists
  • An administrator
  • A part-time back-up supervisor (to provide cover when the ASM is on annual leave and to assist with the on-call Rota)

Duties will include:

  • Ensuring fidelity to the MST therapeutic model when working with families supported through regular supervision
  • Regular supervision and adherence monitoring against the model
  • Maintenance of child records and adherence reports to enable regular monitoring of service impact
  • Liaising with and promoting MST to key collaborating agencies
  • 24 hour on-call support to children and families

Full training and continuous professional development in the MST model will be provided. This will include a 5-day orientation training which will take place in September.

There will be close links with other MST teams nationally for advice and support and regular booster training sessions.

There is a regional MST consultant who provides ongoing skills training and feedback on team effectiveness through regular liaison with the team supervisor.

Through performance management and continued development of the team of staff under your area of responsibility you will ensure that work undertaken within the service area is conducted in line with statutory regulations and within Service Area, Portfolio and wider Council guidance and best practice.

Candidates will ideally be qualified to degree level and substantial experience within a relevant education, health, police or social care field.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

 

 

How to apply


Apply via email: recruitmentandtalent@sheffield.gov.uk

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