Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist

  • 1 x Full Time
  • Ongoing Term
  • Shoalhaven regions

The Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologist’s will be required to work within the Social Health team to provide clinical advice and support to managers and other staff and work on an individual basis to provide high level clinical consultations and therapeutic support to individuals and families to address mental health and wellbeing needs.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
16 April 2018

The Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologist’s will be required to work within the Social Health team to provide clinical advice and support to managers and other staff and work on an individual basis to provide high level clinical consultations and therapeutic support to individuals and families to address mental health and wellbeing needs.

The Social Health Team provides counselling, case management and a range of therapeutic programs to Aboriginal people residing in the Shoalhaven Aboriginal Communities to improve overall wellbeing.

Working under the direction of the Senior Manager Social Health Services or delegate, the Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologists will be required to;

  • Provide psychological services and therapeutic support to individuals and groups, including to children, young people and families;
  • Conduct Psychological Assessments for clients of the SCMSAC;
  • Provide clinical advice to SCMSAC staff and managers about ethical and effective ways to address the mental health and wellbeing needs of clients; and
  • Contribute to the design, development and evaluation of the SCMSAC’s mental health and psychological programs and services.

KEY COMPETENCIES

Essential Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Hold qualifications in Psychology including full registration with AHPRA and the Australian Psychological Society.
  • Demonstrated advanced practice skills and an ability to undertake Psychological testing and assessments covering a broad range of presentations.
  • Knowledge and ability to use evidenced based psychometric assessment tools, including the capacity to provide psycho-educational and therapeutic group programs to parents, children and family groups.
  • Ability to develop and implement treatment and recovery plans for individuals, groups and families as required.
  • Sound oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and computer proficiency, including the ability to use client information management systems.
  • Capacity to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, demonstrate accountability and willingness to take direction and provide written reports.
  • Current NSW Driver’s License and clear NSW Working with Children Check or the willingness to obtain.

DESIRABLE:

  • Direct experience in delivering Psychological or related services in Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander Communities.
  • Proven clinical leadership skills with expertise in client centred consultancy and ability to implement changes and develop direction in clinical practice by the utilisation of evidence based research.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VACANCIES

Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please contact Human Resources via email hr@southcoastams.org.au or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.