Position Details
Reference Number 162375
Position Title Senior Clinical Psychologist - Community Acute Intervention Services
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary
  • Senior clinical psychologist position within the newly formed Community Acute Intervention Service MH outreach team 
  • Provide evidence-based brief psychological interventions for consumers and their carers
  • Monday-Friday 0830-1700hrs, full time (80 hours / fortnight)

About the facility 

Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provide integrated and recovery orientated mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and / or drug and alcohol issues, and their families.

The Community Acute Intervention Service is a 7 day a week team working across two shifts. The team is a tertiary-level multidisciplinary mental health drug and alcohol team. Its aim is to provide timely and effective assessment, treatment and support for individuals aged 16 years and older with high acuity mental health and / or AOD needs up to a maximum of a 28-day period. 

About the role 

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated senior clinical psychologist who has a passion for providing brief-psychological interventions for consumers and their caregivers, whilst the consumer is experiencing acute mental health and / or alcohol and other drug difficulties.

Working within a multi-disciplinary team, the successful incumbent will work alongside mental health clinicians, lived experience workers, an AOD clinical specialist and our medical workforce.

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together and support each other. We promote positive respectful relationships with strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care and genuinely promote and encourage multidisciplinary input to achieve the best outcomes for our consumers.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

Diversity and Inclusion                                                 

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia with endorsement to practice as a clinical psychologist
Essential: Current Victorian Driver’s Licence
Essential: Minimum of five years’ professional experience as a Psychologist Grade 2
Essential: Demonstrated skills in the assessment, treatment and care of people with acute mental health presentations
Essential: Well-developed knowledge of the Mental Health Act (2014) and other legislation relevant to care of those with mental illness
Contact Person Rachel Tindall 
Contact Person Job Title Project Implementation Manager, AIS 
Contact Number 0431 642 811 
Contact Email rachel.tindall@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Christina Grant 
Alternate Contact Number  
Alternate Contact Email christina.grant@barwonhealth.org.au
Closing Date 19/08/2020
Position Description
File name 
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.