• Pioneering new EBM therapy program NSW
  • Ongoing professional training
  • Central Coast location

About us
CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay is a diverse and innovative social care provider delivering children’s services, education and care, disability services, a range of family support programs and therapeutic out of home care to 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the NSW Central Coast.

CatholicCare is seeking an individual with mental health clinical training and experience, especially with Indigenous families and communities, to implement Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN).

MST-CAN is an evidence-based treatment model directed at families with children ages 6 to 17 years old where there is on-going physical abuse and neglect.

Industry recognised ongoing professional training and development is provided in line with MST-CAN practices.

Interested persons may locate information about this treatment model on the internet at under MST Adaptations / MST-CAN Information or at

Duties include

  • assisting therapists in obtaining clinical outcomes with families,
  • maintaining safety, teaching parenting and other skills,
  • collecting drug screens, and responding to emergencies.
  • ensure rigorous adherence to the principles set by MST Services.

The Crisis Caseworker will function as part of a MST-CAN team and will participate in weekly team supervision and consultation.

About you

The incoming appointee will need to possess the following:

  • Experience with EBM therapy programs,
  • An ability to rigorously adhere to principles set by MST Services,
  • Effective stakeholder management skills,
  • Sound understanding of working respectfully with Indigenous communities,
  • Must be available to provide periodic on-call 24-hour coverage, and
  • Have own transport.

Specific experience in parent management training, crisis intervention, cognitive-behavioural based substance abuse, and behaviourally-based treatments preferred.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related discipline will be considered.

Working with CatholicCare
CatholicCare offers a range of initiatives to actively promote the life/work balance and development of our employees through:

  • Assistance with the development and review of plans to support your well-being;
  • Access to inhouse and external training and learning opportunities;
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support;
  • Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits.

Holding a current Working with Children Check and completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance are requirements of this position.

To apply

To apply please download the position description from our website and follow the instructions to apply.  Send your CV and letter outlining your suitability for the role to Guy Dobson at or phone 4356 2600 for a confidential discussion.

Closing Date:  17 July 2018

Please note that applications will be assessed as they are received.


CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct.  The successful applicant will be required to comply with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.