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Job Number : 35608
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Eastern Health on 24 Nov 2021
Clinical Psychology Registrars – Mental Health Program

Clinical Psychology Registrars – Mental Health Program 

  • Permanent, Full Time positions
  • Rotations across sites and settings.
  • Fully supported learning and development program to meet the requirements of the clinical psychology registrar program.

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general health care services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and health care needs. 

About the role

The mental health program at Eastern Health and the learning and teaching directorate work in partnership to deliver an extensive range of highly regarded transition to practice programs including an allied health mental health transition to practice program.

Eastern Health was the organization selected by the Department of Health to develop the state-wide model and implementation resources for allied health mental health graduates as part of the implementation of the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victorian Mental Health Services interim report. The learning and teaching directorate and the mental health program will continue to work in partnership to deliver this model based on the best available evidence and sector wide consultation for graduate allied health programs.

The clinical psychology registrar positions in the allied health mental health transition to practice program at Eastern Health provide a unique opportunity for you. The positions are supported with a strong focus on growth learning, reflective practice, supervision and self-care. 

Benefits of the program include:

  • Two rotations across diverse settings within the mental health program at Eastern Health
  • Support from a clinical psychologist on the team and a psychology educator to facilitate your learning and development
  • Being part of a community of over 100 psychologists at Eastern Health
  • Permanent employment at Eastern Health 
  • Extensive professional development opportunities in your first 12 months of practice including weekly protected learning time, 10 days’ professional development leave, individual and group supervision, support from a PBA approved supervisor to develop an individualised plan designed to meet the competencies required to achieve endorsement in clinical psychology.
  • Continued learning and development support in your second year working towards completing the registrar program. 

Take a look at the video below to hear from early career clinicians including psychologists about how they have found working in the mental health program at Eastern Health.

About you 

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
  • Full registration or eligibility for full registration as a Psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA).
  • Demonstrated theoretical knowledge, experience and skills in the application of psychological assessment and interventions in a clinical mental health service  
  • Understanding of the role of a psychologist in a public mental health service and the contribution of psychology to the multi-disciplinary team
  • Understanding of, and experience in delivering, recovery oriented mental health practice.
  • Ability to skilfully engage consumers, families, carers and supporters in the development and implementation of individualised plans designed to promote, foster and sustain personal recovery.
  • A commitment to working with consumers, families, carers and supporters from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds and to providing services that are family and gender sensitive.
  • Knowledge of the mental health sector, including roles and workings of mental health teams and relevant community resources and services to support people with mental illness.
  • Experience in working in partnership with MHCS services, that promotes a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and respect for each other’s philosophy, priorities, knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated well developed knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation, policies, plans, and strategic directions of public mental health services.
  • Ability and commitment to work collaboratively with consumers, carers, supporters the multidisciplinary team including the lived experience workforce and external agencies.
  • Commitment to supervised and reflective practice, lifelong learning and further development.
  • Computer literacy and embracing of health technologies and informatics.
  • High level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
  • Demonstrated high level inter personal skills with consumers, their families and all health care professionals including effective conflict resolution and negotiation.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals 

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note: 

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • Please include copies of your relevant student placement evaluation reports
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence


**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Contact Details
Karen Urlic - (03) 9895 3372 - [email protected]

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