Clinical Psychologist (P3)
- : Melbourne Health
- : 15-Oct-2020
- : All Melbourne VIC
- Provide Clinical Psychology values and perspective within the multidisciplinary team
- Ongoing Full Time Position - 80 hours per fortnight (open to 0.6EFT - 1.0EFT)
- Based in Hospital in the Home, Orygen
Life With Us:
- The youth Hospital in the Home (HiTH) is an addition to the acute services provided at Orygen. The HiTH program will partner with young people, families and carers to provide inpatient like care within the home environment
- Access to care is provided day 7 days per week by a multidisciplinary team of professionals completing shift work rosters ensuring comprehensive, collaborative and coordinated care
- The program will play a key role in the support and transition of young people and families between Orygen acute services (Inpatient Unit and Youth Access Team), the continuing care teams and other services within Orygen and NorthWestern Mental Health
- Care will be in partnership with ongoing care providers and enable opportunities for targeted acute care interventions that can be completed within the home environment
A Job to Be Proud Of:
- Provide clinical psychological specific values and perspective within the multidisciplinary team.
- Provide clinical psychological specific interventions within the HiTH period of care including individual, family and systems aimed to support and facilitate recovery and well-being.
- Provide support and professional development around areas of focussed knowledge to members of relevant clinical teams, via training, secondary consultation, supervision and other appropriate strategies.
- Provide supervision to other clinical psychologists within HiTH and the greater Orygen service.
- Be a knowledge resource for the Mental Health clinical psychology, and build the role of mental health clinical psychology within HiTH and the greater Orygen service system.
- Comply with all legal requirements pertaining to the position including responsibility for maintaining current registration as required by your professional organisation or other applicable Acts.
- A minimum of 7 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders
- Ability to develop, implement and evaluate client-centred individual service plans, risk assessments and diagnostic formulations
- Capacity to provide, or develop skills in, integrated assessment, treatment and care for dual diagnosis clients
- Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with young people and their families
- Capacity to develop effective working relationships, collaborations and partnerships with a range of services within the broader community service system including primary care, AOD agencies, employment and housing services, PDRSs and so on
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) as well as abilities in problem solving and negotiation
Our Commitment to You:
- We are a values based organisation - a career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
- NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development
- Attractive salary and working conditions including Annual and CPD leave, salary sacrifice
- Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; Staff Gym, staff health service, peer support program and Employee Assistance Programs
- Rich opportunities for professional development, training and research
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