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Job Number : 30531
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Phoenix Australia-Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health on 28 Jun 2020
BlueHub Clinical Psychologist - Intake and Assessment

The mission of Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Phoenix Australia) is to be an international leader in building the capability of individuals, communities and organisations to understand, prevent, reduce and recover from the adverse mental health effects of trauma. The general mental health of past and present members of the defence community is also a key priority. Phoenix Australia aims to achieve its mission through research, education and training, and policy advice and service development improvement. The staffing profile includes experienced clinicians and researchers, and Phoenix Australia is internationally recognised for its work in the field.

 

Phoenix Australia is the lead provider for an exciting new mental health assessment and treatment service for Victoria police and Australian Federal Police members based in Victoria called BlueHub. As the lead provider, Phoenix Australia is responsible for processing all referrals to the service, completing intake assessments and allocating police members to one of four metropolitan and regional specialist service provider hubs for assessment and treatment.

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist position (1 full-time or 2 part-timers will be considered) with experience in working autonomously in an intake/triage capacity to be the central point of referral into the BlueHub program. The position(s) will be responsible for processing all calls to a dedicated 1800 referral line and online web form enquiries, conducting intake assessments over the phone, allocating members to appropriate treatment teams and conducting in-depth clinical assessments and treatment planning as required. The successful applicant(s) will be required to liaise with internal and external stakeholders, and contribute to the collection, management and reporting of clinical outcome data and service evaluation reporting. . 

The position(s) would ideally suit experienced Clinical Psychologists with a background and interest in working with police and emergency service personnel, and experience in the area of posttraumatic mental health.

The successful candidate(s) will have a postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology, be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and hold Clinical Psychology endorsement.

This position is based at Phoenix Australia in the Department of Psychiatry, the University of Melbourne, located at L3, 161 Barry Street, Carlton. There will also be a requirement to work regularly from Phoenix Australia's Clinic, based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park campus, in Parkville. The position will report to the Clinical Services Director, although line management may be delegated.  

In the event that one candidate (rather than 2 x part-timers) is successful in securing the position, requests to work part-time will be considered but no less than 0.8 EFT.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA 

Essential

Hold a Masters or Clinical Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Are AHPRA registered and endorsed to practice as a Clinical Psychologist within Victoria.

Are registered as a provider with Worksafe and Medicare

Clinical experience in working with adult clients with mental health disorders or posttraumatic mental health issues using evidence-based approaches.

Clinical experience in working with Police and other emergency service or first responder personnel.

Clinical experience in mental health assessment, case formulation and treatment planning.

Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage projects including planning, budgeting, delivery, coordinating staff, and accountability.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Excellent organisational and time management skills including working to deadlines and setting priorities;

Proven ability to work autonomously and part of a team, exercising sound professional judgement and seeking advice and consultation when appropriate.

Strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

Demonstrated ability to effectively liaise and with external stakeholders.

Demonstrated competency with working with Microsoft suite of products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

 

Desirable

A PhD or other Doctoral level qualifications.

Evidence of publication in peer review journals or technical report writing.

Knowledge of clinical and research literature in relation to posttraumatic mental health.

Experience working with project or practice managements software and learning management software.

 

Special Requirements

Interstate travel, with overnight stay, may be required occasionally.

Metropolitan and regional travel may be required.

 

CLOSE DATE: SUNDAY 12 July 11.59pm

 

Contact Details
If you would like further information about the role or to submit your application, please email Jane Nursey at jnursey@unimelb.edu.au. Please include your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria with your application.



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