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Child Psychologist – Drysdale

  • : RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
  • : 06-Jun-2018
  • : Drysdale VIC 3222

Position Description:

  • Part time hours, 22.8 hours per week

  • Pay is dependent on qualification and years of experience

  • Salary packaging + Superannuation 9.5%

  • Mentorship and supervision available

  • Professional development internally provided + Annual $1,000 CPD allowance

  • 2 staff training days

  • Employee Health and Wellbeing Program

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) is seeking an experienced Child Psychologist to work within the Child Health & Development Team to provide evidence-based assessment, treatment and intervention services to children between 0-12 years of age.

Child Health & Development Team:

2 x Occupational Therapists – 1.4EFT

3 x Speech Pathologists – 1.6EFT

1 x Physiotherapists – 0.2EFT

1 x Allied Health Assistant – 0.02EFT

Further to the above, you will have access to podiatry, nursing, palliative care, dietitian/nutritionist, continence nurses, counsellors and exercise physiologists within your greater team of healthcare professionals.

BCH is experiencing an increase in demand for services from the community and, through funding of the NDIS plans. The majority of patients will present from under-resourced families, many of who live in the eight different communities within the Bellarine Township (estimated 15,000 people). A percentage of clients have NDIS plans, while others will present with developmental delays and/or a diagnosis. A high percentage of children present with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Key requirements:

  • Approved post graduate qualification in psychology (masters or doctorate)

  • Current full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and experience in the current child developmental psychology theory and practice

  • Demonstrated experience in the assessment, formulation, and treatment of children with a wide range of presenting concerns, in accordance with the principles of person and family centred practice

  • Current Victoria Drivers License

  • National Police Check / Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)

Key responsibilities:

  • Support and development and establishment of a new child psychology service

  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate the new child psychology service

  • Provide a responsive and individualised service which supports the development and review of individual goals and support/care plans for a caseload of children, with a wide range of cognitive, behavioural and social/emotional functioning/developmental needs

  • Plan and provide evidence-based development psychology services that promote positive outcomes for children and their families

  • Work collaboratively within the wider BCH team to achieve best possible patient outcomes

Practice Details:

Bellarine Community Health is a major provider of primary health services to the Bellarine Peninsula. They operate from five health centres in Drysdale, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Portarlington.

They provide the types of health services most needed by the local community, with scaled fees to enable everyone to be able to afford quality healthcare.

Services include:

  • Allied health – physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, podiatry, nutrition and dietetics

  • Community nursing and support programs – home nursing, palliative care and continence clinic

  • Child health and development – with specialised clinicians in physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy and nutrition/dietetics

  • Young people’s services – including a dedicated clinic and specialised health and support services for young people

  • Public dental service

  • Exercise groups and social programs

  • Healthy Communities Program supporting local projects and activities to change the causes of poor health

  • A partnered general practice service in Point Lonsdale.

Bellarine Community Health employs over 135 health specialist and support services staff in full-time, part-time and casual roles. The organisational culture embodies the principles of passion, excellence, quality and caring.

About Drysdale: Drysdale is a rural township near Geelong, Victoria, Australia, located on the Bellarine Peninsula. It is in the middle of lush farmlands planted with vines, olives, fruits and vegetables. Beaches and bays are nearby and the open spaces are home to loads of family activities and attractions. Its close proximity to Geelong offers all levels of schooling and education facilities for families, along with affordable housing.

After Hours/On-call:

Not required

Solo or Group Practice:

Group Practice

Regional Information 

The spectacular Grampians and Mount Arapiles rise above the vast plains of sheep and wheat in this part of Victoria providing a diverse array of native wildlife, picturesque walking tracks, and breathtaking scenic attractions.

The Great Ocean Road is a must-see – the famous road follows the rugged coast from Melbourne to the South Australian border making for a scenic road trip.

Key features:

  • Great Ocean Road

  • Otway Ranges

  • Grampians

  • Major towns: Horsham, Ararat, Ballarat, Warrnambool

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