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Position of Therapeutic Unit Leader

Date: Sep 13, 2019
 
​1. The Director Corporate Services, Ministry For Home Affairs and National Security invites applications for the position of Therapeutic Unit Leader within the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security.
 
Duration of assignment and Conditions
 
2.1 A selected candidate will enter into a one (1) year assignment as Therapeutic Unit Leader in the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security.
 
2.2 The position of Therapeutic Unit Leader is subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months.
 
2.3 Since this position is time-barred or linked to the completion of a specific task, such constitutes an objective reason in terms of Regulation 7(4) of Subsidiary Legislation 452.81 entitled “Contracts of Service for a Fixed Term Regulations”.
 
2.4 The position may be co-financed by the funded by the European Union's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020.
 
2.5 The appointee must ensure that s/he operates within the framework of the Code of Ethics and of Section 6.2.3 of the Public Service Management Code, and will not carry any form of work outside of Government employment which may lead to a conflict with their official duties with the Government Private work invariably necessitates the permission of the Permanent Secretary.
 
Salary pegged to the position
 
3. The salary attached to the position of Therapeutic Unit Leader is equivalent to the maximum point of Salary Scale 5 less an increment (is equivalent to €30,741.33 in 2019) with the attainment of maximum on confirmation of appointment, or completion of one (1) year service in the position whichever is the later.
 
Duties
 
4.1 The duties of Therapeutic Unit Leader include:
 
a) Carrying out assessments to assess the needs of service users referred to the service;
b) Working in close collaboration with the Malta Police Force and professionals employed with other Government entities and non-Governmental Agencies, thereby ensuring maximum utilisation of resources for the benefit of their clients;
c) Delivering psychological interventions, therapy and follow-ups;
d) Offer support to service users in close collaboration with other Legal, Psycho-Social professional and other professionals employed with other governmental entities and also with non-governmental agencies, thereby ensuring maximum utilisation of resources for the benefit of the service user;
e) Compiling audits and research projects;
f) Making use of Information Technology systems which may be in operation
g) Ensuring that records and logging systems are well kept regarding all intervention carried out with each service user whilst ensuring confidentiality at all times in accordance with legal provisions;
h) Any other duties as may be delegated by the Head of Unit and the Permanent Secretary, MHAS.
i) Performing any other duties according to the exigencies of the Public Service as directed by the Principal Permanent Secretary.
 
4.2 The role of the Therapeutic Unit Leader primarily entails carrying out effective work assessment and interventions with victims of Hate Crime and Hate Speech and their families. The selected candidate must ensure that service users are provided with a professional standard of work through accurate assessments as well as the provision of professional and timely interventions. Responsibilities include maintaining required documentation, case management, report writing, the use of case conferences and case reviews to ensure holistic and integrated interventions, consultation, team work, and crises intervention.
 
Eligibility Requirement
 
5.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
 
(i) (a) citizens of Malta; or
 
(b) citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
 
(c) citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
 
(d) any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of their family relationship with persons mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or
 
(e) third country nationals who have been granted long-term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of the “Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006” or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18(3) thereof, together with family members of such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the “Family Reunification Regulations, 2007”.
 
The advice of the Department of Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs within the Identity Malta Agency should be sought as necessary in the interpretation of the above provisions.
 
The appointment of candidates referred to at (b), (c), (d) and (e) above would necessitate the issue of an employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation. Jobsplus should be consulted as necessary on this issue.
 
(ii) able to communicate  in the Maltese and English Language; ;
 
(iii) (a) in possession of the warrant issued by the Malta Social Work Profession Board; and
 
(b) in possession of a recognised Masters’ qualification at MQF Level 7 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) in Social Work or a comparable professional qualification, plus eight (8) years’ experience;
 
OR
 
(iv) (a) in possession of a Warrant to practice the Profession of Psychology in Malta; and
 
(b) in possession of a recognised Masters’ qualification at MQF Level 7 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) in Psychology or a comparable professional qualification, plus eight (8) years’ work experience .
 
OR
 
(v) (a) in possession of a Warrant to practice the Profession of Psychotherapy in Malta; and
 
(b) in possession of a recognised Masters’ qualification at MQF Level 7 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) in Psychotherapy or a comparable professional qualification, plus eight (8) years’ work experience .
 
5.2 Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements.
 
Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualifications in question, or successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVETS credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a recognized higher MQF level program of study, as required in the afore-mentioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date of the call for applications.
 
5.3 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the position applied for (applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service must produce a Service and Leave Record Form (GP 47); those applying from outside the Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application and state whether they have ever been in Government Service, giving details).
 
5.4 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 5.1 to 5.3 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
 
5.5 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).
 
Submission Of Supporting Documents
 
6.1 Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials, copies of which are to be scanned and sent through the Recruitment Portal on https://recruitment.gov.mt. Under no circumstances should any such documents be submitted after two (2) working days from the closing date.
 
6.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
 
Selection Procedure
 
7.1 Eligible applicants will be assessed by a Selection Board to determine their suitability for the position. The maximum mark for this selection process is 100% and the pass mark is 50%.
 
7.2 Due consideration will be given to applicants who, besides the requisites indicated in paragraphs 5.1 to 5.2, have proven relevant work experience.
 
Submission of Applications
 
8. Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security, through the Recruitment Portal only at the following address: https://recruitment.gov.mt. Applications are to include a Curriculum Vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by applicant), and an updated Service and Leave Record Form (GP47)/Certificate of Conduct as applicable, in pdf format, which are to be uploaded through the Portal. In the case of Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service and RSSL employees, these are to present their Paid and Unpaid Leave and Sick Leave records for the last four years, including any records of any disciplinary actions that may have been taken in the absence of which, it will be understood that no disciplinary action was ever taken. In the case of Public Sector employees performing duties in the Public Service, they are also to produce confirmation from the Director responsible for People Management of the Ministry where they are performing duties, that they are officially performing duties in such Ministry. The closing date of the receipt of applications is noon (Central European Time) of Monday, 30 September 2019. A computer-generated e-mail will be sent as an acknowledgement of the application. Further details concerning the submission of applications are contained the general provisions referred to below.
 
Other General Provision
 
9. Other general provisions concerning this call for applications, with particular reference to:
 
· applicable benefits, conditions and rules/regulations;
· reasonable accommodation for registered persons with disability;
· the submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;
· the publication of the result;
· the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;
· medical examination;
· access to application forms and related details;
· retention of documents
 
may be viewed by accessing the website of the People & Standards Division at the address  https://publicservice.gov.mt/en/people/Pages/PeopleResourcingandCompliance/FormsandTemplates.aspx   or may be obtained from the Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security.  These general provisions are to be regarded as an integral part of this call for applications.
 
The website address and e-mail address of the receiving Directorate are www.homeaffairs.gov.mt and recruitment.mhas@gov.mt.