Clinical Psychologist - Drug Health Whole Family Team

Clinical Psychologist
REQ134889 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Psychologist
Remuneration: $97,251 - $119,265 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ134889

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing
The Whole Family Team Clinical Psychologist will provide expert clinical care within the Whole Family Team.  They will be responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of care as part of the Whole Family Team in WS LHD in accordance with the Whole Family Team Model of Care.  The position will provide a variety of time-limited therapeutic interventions to families following an assertive outreach model of care. Intervention will be provided depending on assessed needs, including where child protection concerns have been identified in relation to drug and alcohol and/or mental health problems.
The Clinical Psychologist position will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide specialist psychological services, drug and alcohol assessment, evidence based drug and alcohol interventions, family interventions, parenting interventions, and skills programs as well as group programs.  The Clinical Psychologist Position will also support the team in relation to drug and alcohol interventions and treatment providing an important link between all Drug Health Services and the Whole Family Team.  The position is operationally responsible through the Whole Family Team Leader to the Drug Health- Counselling and Psychology Manager.
People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

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Westmead hospital car parking allocation model is changing. There is a waitlist for parking for new staff commencing at Westmead Hospital. This does not apply for staff with disability.

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

Essential Criteria

Vaccination: Category A
Criminal Checks: Working with Children Check and National Police Check
Qualifications: Masters or Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology
Registration: Full registration as a Psychologist and Clinical Psychology endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia


Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated understanding of the principles of family focused integrated treatment including safety planning and risk assessment
  2. Well-developed skills in psychosocial and psychometric assessment including cognitive assessment and assessment of psychopathology.
  3. Demonstrated skills in the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based psychological therapeutic interventions for patients with substance use and mental health issues.
  4. Experience undertaking care/service co-ordination in the community setting/outpatient setting.
  5. Well-developed skills in the development and management of research projects including data analysis and reporting results of research projects to appropriate publication standards.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate in a high volume, demanding environment with a proven capacity to work autonomously, paired with other clinicians and within a time-limited service.

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Applications Close: 19th November 2019                 

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