Clinical or Registered Psychologist/s – Perinatal Telehealth Program
‘Start Talking’ Video Support, Gidget Foundation Australia
§ Multiple part time contractor positions available
§ Opportunity to focus on perinatal mental health
§ Start from April 16; Flexible start dates also available
§ Work from home or your existing office premises
§ Full administration support
§ Remuneration: Medicare ‘Better Access’ rebate matched payments
Gidget Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation chaired by leading Obstetrician Gynaecologist and Vice President of RANZCOG, Dr Vijay Roach. Gidget Foundation Australia exists to promote emotional wellbeing for expectant and new parents and to raise awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression amongst women and their families, their health providers and the wider community to ensure those in need receive timely, appropriate and supportive care.
The Foundation leverages its impact and strengthens its outcomes by working collaboratively with many professionals who support vulnerable parents. Its programs include:
- Gidget Emotional Wellbeing Screening Program at hospitals (The Mater and North Shore Private) with two more to come in 2018
- Gidget House Model of Care, providing free psychological support (10 sessions) for families experiencing emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenthood, located at North Sydney, Randwick and The Mater Hospital (and opening in Western Sydney at Merrylands and Wetherill Park in mid 2018)
- Start Talking Program, providing free video call psychological support where available for families experiencing emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenthood
- Education and awareness programs for health professionals and the community
- Advocacy and active memberships of professional networks
- Research and contribution to mainstream and professional publications
- Development and distribution of resources
About the program:
Background: Gidget House is a special centre offering perinatal mental health services to expectant and new parents in need of support around perinatal depression and anxiety.
This is a GP referred program that requires a mental health plan. Gidget Psychologists support new parents living with PNDA or who may have experienced some other forms of perinatal trauma such fertility issues, miscarriage, stillbirth or loss of a baby.
The program is underpinned by a basic belief that early detection and intervention are key in ensuring those living with PNDA address the issues with special treatment and can go on to live happy and fulfilling lives.
Opportunity: From mid April 2018, the Gidget Foundation is commencing a national telehealth program to assist regional, rural and remote clients who are unable to access face-to-face services. The Foundation will be offering video call psychological support nationally.
The Gidget Foundation is currently looking for qualified, skilled and experienced psychologists who will work independently but within a team under the video supervision and guidance of perinatal psychiatrist, Professor Bryanne Barnett.
Our Start Talking Telehealth program will be available for a range of days/hours and the role/s can accommodate school hours or shorter early evening shifts.
The people we are looking for understand the value of a person-centred recovery approach, have a can-do attitude, are able to work independently and as part of a team.
Essential selection criteria:
- Demonstrated proficiency in comprehensive psychological assessment and evidence-based therapy relevant to parents with perinatal mental health issues
- AHPRA registration and endorsements in psychology
- Demonstrated ability to work within a recovery oriented model, utilising a person/family centred approach
- Demonstrated capacity to work independently under approved professional supervision
- Demonstrated ability to plan and facilitate effective management of a caseload
- Demonstrated high level communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
- Proven ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships and linkages with other relevant stakeholders and communities of interest to ensure better outcomes for target group
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent organisational skills with thorough attention to detail
- Computer literacy including sound knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft applications, in particular Word and Outlook.
- Commitment to and/or experience in perinatal mental health
The applicant will need to have:
- Registered status as a Clinical Psychologist or Psychologist
- Medicare eligibility
- Valid Police Clearance or Criminal Record Check
- Current first Aid Certificate
- Working with Children Check
- An Australian Business Number
- Current indemnity insurance
Research skills are seen as desirable but not essential.
Remuneration – Per 1 hour session: $124.50 for Clinical Psychologist / $85 for Psychologist (based on the Telehealth Better Access Medicare rebate). Paid fortnightly by the Gidget Foundation into your nominated bank account.
§ Career growth and training opportunities in a valuable sector
§ Full administration support
Closing date: Open indefinitely.
Please submit a cover letter with your resume and regular availability to Peni Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org Referees will be sought upon short list completion.
The suitable applicants will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions at Gidget Foundation Australia.