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  • Ref no: EDN13373
  • Published: 21/7/2020
  • Closes: 4/8/2020
  • Location: City Chambers, 249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ
  • Salary: £37,589.00 - £44,934.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Communities and Families

Multi Systemic Therapy Team (MST) Practitioner - fixed term until 31/07/2021
City Chambers

Salary: £37,589 - £44,934
Hours: 36 per week

A secondment opportunity is welcomed, however candidates who are interested in the post must have their managers' agreement for secondment

Registration with a relevant professional body (SSSC, HPC, BPS) is required for this post.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a community based model directed at families with teenagers aged 11-17 who engage in anti-social behaviour. The service aims to reduce risk of young people coming into care, prevent family breakdown, reduce offending and improve educational outcomes. Detailed information about MST is available at and

Post holders will need to hold a valid full UK driving licence.

We are looking for people who want to help families help themselves by working intensively with them in their own home and in the community with a whatever it takes attitude to make changes to the young persons behaviour.

You will benefit from:
A small caseload (5 cases)
Flexible working
Managing your own diary
Having a dedicated supervisor to focus on your development needs
Weekly supervision
Generous pay and additional benefits

There is a requirement to complete an initial 5-day specialist training package for MST.

You must also be available to provide on call 24 hour cover when on call.

Experience of working directly with families and young people presenting challenging behaviour is essential together with working within Framework of legislation relation to children.

It is essential that you have experience in some of the following areas: family therapy, behaviour therapy, parenting management skills training, mental health, development/implementation of intervention, crisis management/intervention and risk assessment.

It is essential to hold a professional qualification in Social work, Psychology, Mental Health or a related area.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council

MST Contact details:

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.


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