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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/11/2019.

Multi Systemic Therapy (MST) Supervisor

Job Reference: 310-CYPF-2090929

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Multi Systemic Therapy
One Angel Square, Northampton
£52,306 - £60,983 pa

Multi Systemic Therapy Supervisor

Band 8b: £52,306 - £60,983

Based in Northampton but this post is County-Wide.

37.5 Hours, Permanent contract

Multi Systemic Therapy

MST is a well-researched community based family intervention directed at young people, involved in criminal activity or anti-social behaviour who are on the edge of care or custody. MST aims to reduce anti-social behaviour and out of home placements. The MST team in Northamptonshire has developed a well-established service, having been operational since 2012. The MST team has national links with the other MST teams in England. MST is widely recognised and a NICE recommended evidence-based programme, delivering significantly enhanced outcomes for children and families.

The MST service in Northamptonshire is part of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS trust giving opportunities for links to a wide range of professional networks as well as internal continued professional development.

The role

You will make assessments and lead the MST Workers in devising action-focussed interventions to create positive changes for families with the aim of reducing offending and out of home placements. You will be delivering pragmatic systemic work with families and cognitive behavioural interventions as well as working with the complex professional and community networks often surrounding these families with multiple problems. You will actively manage risks with your team and be ready to take responsibility for clinical outcomes within clear lines of accountability. You will have a high degree of flexibility in your working week, as there is a requirement for out of hour’s on-call for the Workers with this post. The MST team consists of the MST Supervisor and 4 MST Workers. The team has a business support.

There will be a local steering group with relevant stakeholders, supporting the work of the MST team and some contractual meetings with commissioners. You will work very closely with the UK MST Network who have allocated an expert to the team to support the quality assurance and work towards achieving high adherence to the treatment model. The team will be based in Kettering.


Professional Development

You will need to be a qualified Practitioner psychologist or family therapist with experience working systemically or have worked within the child and adolescent field with appropriate registration. Your continuing professional development will be supported throughout and with immediate initial training in MST.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Sonia Belson, MST Supervisor – 07850 854333

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

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.

UK Registration

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

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