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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/10/2021.

MST Supervisor/Team Manager

Job Reference: 050-PST154-0921

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Children and Young People
Initially Plas Pentwyn - Moving to Mold, Mold
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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Multisystemic Therapy Team Supervisor/Manager
Flintshire County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCU) have formed a partnership to improve the way health and social care services are planned and delivered for targeted children and young people across North East Wales and Flintshire County Council are proud to be offering this amazing opportunity to work within the MST Programme and become the second team in Wales to undertake this. It is intended in the future the team will transition to MST – Family Intervention Team (FIT). The MST FIT team will support young people to return to the care of their families following a period of assessment. 6 Day orientation to the MST model is provided with an additional 3 day supervisor training will be provided. Ongoing training includes 2 day quarterly booster training which includes a 1 day supervisor booster and 1 day team training specifically for the needs of the team. In addition to individual and ongoing supervisor development meetings and peer support.

About the job
The Multi Systemic Therapy (MST) Team deliver an evidence-based programme which works to reduce harmful and anti-social behaviour in young people, improve safety, improve life quality and reduce care and custody placements. We are looking for a confident Supervisor/Manager to provide full clinical and managerial leadership of four therapists in delivering MST.

The post is a representing the service at a range of meetings you will be able to engage local partners and key stakeholders such as Wrexham and Flintshire, Children’s Social Care, Youth Justice, Police, Health and Schools. Working collaboratively to ensure the delivery of a high-quality service, according to the specifications set. You will be clinically monitored and supported by an MST UK consultant and will attend MST training and regular booster training to ensure you remain skilled in overseeing the delivery of clinical interventions.

Based initially at Coedpoeth, you will be required to work across home and community settings, and you will be available to support therapists in implementing MST 24 hours per day, 7 days per week as part of a rota. You will be provided with a laptop and other relevant IT equipment to enable you to work flexibly in terms of location and hours.
With decisive and effective leadership skills, in line with the partnership’s vision, values and leadership qualities, you will provide robust oversight and direction to the team to enable high performance.

This is a full-time permanent position.

Your role
Day to day, the role of MST Team Supervisor/Manager is fast-paced and you’ll often be supporting the team in delivering crisis interventions within the context of the model. This alongside your regular tasks including attending meetings to generate referrals, contributing to child protection discussions and safety planning whilst ensuring that the therapist is clear on their remit. You’ll present data or reports to partners or be working with the other MST Manager on service evaluation and future planning. Using your in-depth understanding of the MST analytic process, you will deliver clinical interventions and psychological based approaches within a safeguarding context and able to use these skills to effectively lead, oversee and coach a team.

What you will need
With a relevant Masters level degree or professional qualification, you’ll have experience of managing an operational service that works complex cases providing clear leadership, decision making and support to individual and groups of practitioners as well as experience in managing and monitoring complex projects. In addition, you’ll have experience of delivering training to others. You’ll also have a detailed knowledge and understanding of Children’s and Adults social care within local government, and an understanding of local and national children’s mental health systems issues and trends. With the ability to develop collaborative relationships and systemically analyse operational requirements you’ll be able to recommend improvements. You’ll be able to solve complex problems with tenacity, yet with sensitivity and empathy. It is vital that you can work on your own initiative, under pressure to make swift decisions and sound judgements. It is essential to work collaboratively with both internal and external partners and stakeholders.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Marilyn Wells

Donna Watt - 07825 280693

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