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Job Number : 25232
Type and Location : Psychologist / ACT
Listed By : Dentsu Mitchell on behalf of Federal Government on 10 Aug 2018
Clinical Psychologist

Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services
Adult Community Mental Health Services

Health Professional Level 3

Salary Range: $87,257 - $91,942 (up to $96,502 on achieving a personal upgrade) (PN: 40924)

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance of wellbeing and harm minimisation. The participation of people accessing our services, their families and carers is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients. The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples home. These services include: Adult Acute Mental Health Services; Adult Community Mental Health Services; Alcohol and Drug Services; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services; Dhulwa Mental Health Unit; Justice Health Services, and Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services. Overview of the work area and position: The Clinical Psychologist position is based in the Therapies Team of the Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) program area. The key function of the Therapies Team is to provide high-intensity, evidence-based psychological and psychosocial interventions to people, including psychological interventions, family-based interventions, and functional and occupational interventions. The Therapies Team aims to maximize the application of concentrated psychological and psychosocial interventions and enhance available treatment options for people who are clinically managed by a Community Recovery Service (CRS). As a function established under the ACMHS Model of Care, the Therapies Team provides targeted interventions that are unavailable elsewhere in the ACT and which are based on highest need within the ACMHS population. The ACMHS provide services for people aged over 18 years and operate from the five Community Health Centres in the ACT (Gungahlin, Belconnen, City, Phillip, Tuggeranong) with a strong focus on the provision of timely and effective mental health interventions. Allied Health staff working within MHJHADS are required to support people to achieve their personal recovery goals as identified in their Recovery Plan. The successful applicant of the HP3 Clinical Psychologist position is responsible for conducting skilled clinical assessments and delivering high-intensity psychological interventions to people. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake professional development and clinical supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to multidisciplinary team processes. It is an expectation that the successful applicant will provide supervision to staff at the Health Professional 1 and 2 Levels as well as to students and clinically-related staff (such as Allied Health Assistants). The position will report operationally to the HP4 Team Leader of the Therapies Team. Professional governance of this position will come from the Discipline Principal of Psychology (MHJHADS).

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: Hold General Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Hold an Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology. Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification. Desirable: Approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor. Current driver’s licence. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to: comply with ACT Health credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals, comply with ACT Health occupational screening requirements related to immunisation, and undergo a pre-employment Police check.

Contact Officer: Connie Galati (02) 6207 8647

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Applications Close: 23 August 2018

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