ABOUT THE ROLE:
- Fixed Term Two Years Part Time with options for a third year.
- 0.5 EFT, 38 hours per fortnight
- Based at Deer Park and Werribee
- The Clinical Psychologist is a senior member of the multidisciplinary team at the Community Care Units (CCU) and the Prevention and Recovery Care Centre(PARC)
- Provide psychological assessment and treatment to clients in consultation with the multidisciplinary teams
- Become an integral part of the clients recovery pathway from the acute setting through to our residential care facilities
- Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders in client/resident care related matters
- Work with the Senior Clinical Psychologist (P4) to develop and improve quality of service and co lead the process of improving psychological input in multidisciplinary management of clients/residents
You will be responsible for promoting the principles and practice of service coordination to ensure that consumers are at the centre of service delivery
- Registered with AHPRA as a Psychologist with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.
- Relevant post graduate qualification and AHPRA endorsement as a supervisor.
- Demonstrated clinical competency in mental status and risk assessment and the ability to prioritise workload and coordinate clinical care.
- Extensive post-graduate experience and a high level of expertise in the delivery of clinical psychology services to people with severe psychiatric illness and disability
Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.
Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.
Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:
- Salary packaging benefits
- Opportunity to purchase additional leave
- Health and Wellbeing programs
- Camp Australia School Holiday Program
- Career progression and development opportunities
- A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services
We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.
At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.
To apply for this position please use the Mercy Careers page: https://bit.ly/30cAcWf