Clinical Psychologist - CL Team - Psychological Medicine

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Clinical Psychologist
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REQ263023 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Clinical Psychologist
Remuneration: 99533 - 122063 (full time equivalent)
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ263023

 

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

Learn more about our network:  http://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/professionals 

 


Clinical Psychologist - Permanent Part-time 32 hours per week. Applications are invited for a Clinical Psychologist to work in the Department of Psychological Medicine. Please see Position Description and Statement of Duties for further information.


What you'll be doing


The primary focus of this position is to provide specialist psychological services to children, young people and their families referred for mental health care at the Sydney Childrens’ Hospital Network. This includes psychological assessments, evidence-based psychological interventions, group work, psycho-education and advocacy. The clinical psychologist works as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team located at the Westmead Campus.

 

In addition to the clinical responsibilities this position is required to play a key role in service development and continuous quality improvement to ensure clinical needs of children, young people and their families are met. The position will lead development and provision of education and supervision to both clinical psychologists and other health professionals within SCHN and externally. The clinical psychologist also provides a consultative role within their area of clinical specialty to key stakeholders including supervision, consultation and teaching via videoconferencing (CAPTOS) to allied health clinicians in rural and remote NSW child and adolescent mental health services, including one or two rural visits per year.

 

The Department of Psychological Medicine has a number of multi-disciplinary clinical teams.  The Clinical Psychologist may be required to work in any of the teams, according to service needs as determined by the Head of Department.

 
  1. Completion of 2 year (minimum) full time equivalent accredited postgraduate Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Full registration with the AHPRA Psychology Board of Australia, with Clinical Psychology endorsement, or eligibility to progress to the same.

  2. Clinical skills and expertise in mental health that allow the applicant to fulfil the tasks of the role as outlined in the statement of duties.

  3. Experience working in a multidisciplinary team led by a medical consultant.

  4. Experience in paediatric psychological assessment and therapy, specifically in cognitive behaviour therapy and systemic family therapy at a minimum.

  5. Skills in teaching and the development of teaching material.

  6. Experience in the provision of clinical supervision.

  7. Demonstrated research and publication.

  8. Capable of independent initiation as well as ability to work well in a team.

 

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

                                                 

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.

 

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

 

 

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is required for all NSW Health staff in line with the recent NSW Government Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 (including any amendments):

  • Applicants are required to provide evidence of their  first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and confirmation of booking for second dose prior to 30th November 2021

  • From 30th November  2021 onwards, all applicants to provide evidence of first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination

 

If you have a medical reason and cannot be vaccinated:

A COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Contraindication form must be completed by a GP or Medical Practitioner.

An exemption to the Public Health Order requirements will only be considered if you are unable, due to a medical contraindication, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

 

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Andrea Worth on andrea.worth@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 31 October 2021

 

 

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