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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/11/2019.

MST Supervisor - Band 8b

Job Reference: 294-CAMH-0347

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
MST Project
Birches House, Mitcham
£52,306 - £60,983 p.a inc HCAS pro rata

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services, at Springfield Hospital.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family and community-based intervention, aiming to break cycles of anti-social behaviour by keeping young people safely at home, in school and out of trouble.

We are looking for a qualified professional to lead this friendly and resourceful MST team based in Merton, serving the five boroughs of south west London. The supervisor’s role is to lead a team of four MST therapists, and to ensure good governance of this specialist treatment service to young people.

The successful candidate will receive training in the MST model as well as additional MST supervision. They will be supported in their role by an MST back-up supervisor and by an MST consultant, based at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

MST therapists work with families and young people flexibly, and often conducting home visits and providing early evening appointments. To support therapists, supervisors operate a 24-hour on-call telephone service.

To be considered for this post, candidates must have:

  • Experience of working with families of young people who exhibit challenging behaviour’
  • A preparedness to learn and work within the MST model
  • The ability to relate to, and provide accessible services to, a diverse community
  • Knowledge and skills in risk management and safeguarding
  • Experience of delivering supervision

For further details / informal visits contact:

Peter Maasdorp, Service Manager

Yang Yang Teh, MST Supervisor

(020 8254 8061)

At South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust we are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We are Members of Stonewall Diversity Champions and also a member of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.

As part of the Trust's commitment to Equalities and Diversity, the Trust supports the establishment of Staff Networks groups to promote diversity in the workplace:

  • BME (Evolve) Staff Network
  • Christian Staff Network
  • Disability Staff Network
  • Deaf Staff Network
  • Mental Health Staff Forum
  • Women's Staff Network
  • LGBTQAI+ Staff Network

We provide reasoble adjustments to the interview process for any candidates with a disability.

Please note:

  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful.
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That should you be successful and appointed, you authorise South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust to confirm your previous NHS service via an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process
  • That your employment is offered subject to successful completion of a 3 or 6 months Probationary Period depending on your Band
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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