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Clinical Forensic Psychologist

  • : Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
  • : 31-Jul-2020
  • : Penrith NSW 2750
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Psychologist
Remuneration: $97,251.00 - $119,265.00 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ175903
Applications Close: 12/08/2020

Together, Achieving Better Health


 Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community.

In the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Mental Health Service, we value and strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace. We aim to enrich our working environment and deliver excellent care to all consumers, their families and carers, no matter their background or needs. We encourage and welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people living with disability; people from a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background; people who identify as LGBTQI+, people with a lived experience of mental health concerns and people of mature age.


About the Role

The Whole Family Team provides coordinated specialist clinical services to families where child protection concerns exist in the context of drug and alcohol health problems, mental health problems and parenting difficulties. The team follows an assertive outreach model of care and works intensively with families for up to twelve months.

The philosophy of the Whole Family Team is that the family is the constant in a child or young person’s life. Accordingly, family centred care, in which partnerships are built between families and health professionals, is a core concern. These partnerships are built on trust, respect and valuing the role of the family in the wellbeing of the child or young person. Emotional, social and developmental support are integral components of care.

The Whole Family Team comprises clinicians from a range of disciplines who possess a broad scope of specialist clinical skills. Team members are encouraged and supported to fully utilise their particular training and expertise to meet the needs of families.

The primary role of the Keep Them Safe Whole Family Team - Drug and Alcohol Clinical/Forensic psychologist is to provide substance use specific assessments, psychological assessments and treatments, referral and education to family members in accordance with relevant guidelines and literature including the NSW Drug and Alcohol Psychosocial Interventions Professional Practice Guidelines and relevant practices of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Drug and Alcohol Service. The position also involves intensive case management, family interventions, parenting interventions and skills programs as well as group program (therapeutic & diversional).

In addition the position holder will provide expert consultation to the team, including participation in clinical reviews, as well as build knowledge and capacity within the team on substance-related and psychological assessments and treatment.

The position holder will provide direct services to clients of the Whole Family Team requiring advanced practice skills.

About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals. We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 

See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FVDzrwYZI

   To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ZhAGF38E10CN2upBndvfA
   If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/

About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role. You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.

To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.


Selection Criteria to be Addressed:

  • Tertiary qualifications, professional registration/membership and significant clinical experience as follows: i) Clinical Psychology/ Forensic Psychology – accredited Master’s Degree or higher in clinical or forensic psychology plus full registration as a psychologist and endorsement to practice as a clinical or forensic psychologist with AHPRA.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of comprehensive psychological assessment and evidence-based intervention in people with substance dependence or disorder. In addition, demonstrated capacity to act as an independent consultant in the specialty area of addiction.
  • Demonstrated competence in family focused, evidence based clinical assessment and intervention with a complex caseload in a community setting. This includes specialist knowledge of co-morbid mental health and drug and alcohol problems, intra-familial child abuse and neglect, and contemporary family focused integrated treatment including risk assessment and safety planning.
  • Demonstrated partnership building and negotiation skills with a wide range of service providers and well developed understanding of the interface between services.
  • Experience in, or commitment to, working with individuals and families from Indigenous backgrounds and/or diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in providing clinical supervision.
  • Evidence of an advanced level of verbal/written communication skills, analytical and interpersonal skills and the ability to apply these skills to contribute to the Whole Family Team ongoing evaluation, monitoring and enhancement of service delivery including report writing.
  • Current Driver's Licence and willingness to use for work purpose travel.
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    Job Location (Area or Region)
    Job Type
    Business Type
    Health District / Area Health Service
    Job Title
    Clinical Forensic Psychologist
    Salary / Pay Type
    Salary / Pay Range
    $100k to $120k
    Start timeframe
    Posted By
    Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
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    Candidate Criteria
    Highest Education
    Penrith NSW 2750
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