MST CAN Therapist

28 November 2022
£34,373 / year

Job Description

2 x Permanent MST CAN Therapist Posts
Contracted hours :
 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday, although we will need you to work flexibly on a full-time basis and also take part in the 24 hour on-call system on a rota basis (this will attract an on call allowance).

MST CAN is a home-based intensive treatment for families with children and young people subject to a Child Protection Plan under the category of neglect or physical harm.  It is an evidenced based treatment that has been developed to work with families with complex needs, in order to increase safety and keep children at home.  MST CAN works to address specific problems and risk factors that brought the family to the attention of Children’s Social Care.  The major goals are to keep families together, assure that children are safe, prevent abuse and neglect and reduce mental health difficulties experienced by adults and children and increase natural support networks.

MST CAN adopts an intensive approach (numerous sessions per week) and works with families in their natural ecology (their home, school and wider community) rather than in a clinical setting.  Appointments are made to meet the family’s needs and an MST CAN practitioner is available 24/7 to all families in treatment through an on call facility.
You will have a professional qualification in a relevant field and also have experience and knowledge of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist, and/or pragmatic behavioural interventions.  Full training and continuous professional development in the MST CAN model will be provided.  Therapists receive weekly supervision from the MST CAN Manager and clinical consultation from MST Services. 


  • Qualified to post graduate level in relevant field, e.g. social work, clinical/forensic psychology, mental health nursing, health specialism or relevant equivalent.
  • Strong Understanding and practical experience of the case management process including assessment, analysis, planning and intervention and review and how it promotes good outcomes for the children and families.
  • Significant experience of family based interventions with young people.
  • Experience of direct use of a therapeutic model of working with families e.g. CBT, SFBT, systemic family therapy or behavioural approaches.
  • Sophisticated understanding and demonstratable experience of all aspects of safeguarding and management of risk to children and young people as they relate to the work of the team.
  • This role requires you to participate in the on call rota and is subject to Enhanced DBS check.

For informal enquiries please contact Angela Cheadle,, Tel: 07947198863 or Jonathon Shaw, Tel: 07432 592550

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
This role requires you to participate in an on call rota.