Clinical Psychologist - Acute Review Clinic
- : Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
- : 18-Sep-2020
- : All Sydney NSW
This is a temporary position up to 28.2.2021 with a possibility of extension of contract.
This is a new Clinical Psychology position which has been established as part in the Help 2WIN team – Western Sydney Project in the Emergency Department (ED) and is located at The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network Westmead Campus (CHW). The Clinical Psychology position will form part of a team embedded within existing services to form an assertive multi-disciplinary team that provides clinical services and support to young people aged 12-17 years experiencing psychological distress, mental health difficulties and/or psycho-social complexity.
The SCHN Mental Health Service provides psychological care to children and adolescents at campuses at Randwick and at Westmead. This large mental health service provides assessment and treatment to young people with a variety of mental health conditions including anorexia nervosa, depression, anxiety, psychosis, suicidal ideation, self-harm etc. Mental health assessments, crisis intervention, acute admissions, individual and family therapy and group programs are offered.
The service has a well-established clinical research stream and provides training, education and supervision to clinicians in other services and rural areas.
The mental health services are jointly managed and led by the Network Department of Psychological Medicine. The service has a medical, allied health and nursing leadership team who are responsible for the strategic direction and daily management of the staff, services and teams.
The Team’s primary aim is to provide a rapid response to young people presenting in distress. The Help 2WIN team – Western Sydney will provide mental health assessments; crisis intervention, appropriate referral and time limited assertive outreach support to ensure that young people and their families/carers are successfully linked with services that help them address their distress; maintain their links with the community and strengthen relationships when it is safe to do so.
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