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Clinician / Psychologist


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Health Care & Allied Health
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Hobart

Job posted on: 22 August, 2019.
Applications close: 20 September, 2019. (Expired)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 6,500 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

Life Without Barriers' are seeking an enthusiastic, engaging and experienced Clinician/Psychologist to join the #Synergy team. Working intensively 1-1 with young people and their families, to assist them to make significant improvements to their mental health and well being and to achieve their goals. 
Drawing on a solid practitioner knowledge base (2-5 years post graduate experience in mental health) you will deliver clinical case management through outcome oriented therapeutic modalities and support to young people and their families with severe and complex mental health difficulties.

As part of a highly skilled, supportive wrap-around outreach mental health team you will provide both clinical and case management interventions to young people with or at risk of severe and complex mental illness.  The role is based in Hobart but you will also have the opportunity to work in the community and on an outreach basis in order to meet the needs of young people aged 12-25 years with complex mental health difficulties and needs and their families. 

Skills & Experience

  • A tertiary degree in Psychology or Social Work with 2-5 years post graduate clinical experience in mental health.
  • Current full registration or eligibility for registration/membership with the relevant professional body/organisation.
  • A genuine enthusiasm to work in youth friendly ways to provide clinical case management and a range of evidenced-based psychological interventions to deliver positive results. 
  • Highly developed analytical skills and demonstrated experience carrying out clinical assessments, developing care plans and therapeutic interventions with clients and their families, using a range of evidence based psychological interventions and standardised outcomes measures.
  • Willing and eager to provide clinical interventions and case management support in an engaging, flexible and client focused recovery approach, and in a range of settings including outreach in rural areas and/or via e-health platforms.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both as part of a multidisciplinary team, and autonomously with multiple clients to provide wrap around clinical intervention and case management.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders and agencies that support young people with complex and challenging needs including tertiary acute and community mental health services, GPs, Schools, Psychiatrists, or other statutory or community based services.

Key Selection Criteria

  • A tertiary degree in Psychology or Social Work with 2-5 years post graduate clinical experience in mental health.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering therapeutic support to young people aged 12-25 years and their families.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and autonomously with multiple clients to provide wrap around clinical intervention and case management to deliver outcomes and quality standards within agreed time frames.
  • Highly developed analytical skills and demonstrated experience in carrying out clinical assessments, developing care plans and psychological interventions with clients and families using a range of evidence based psychological interventions.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with agencies that support people with complex and challenging needs such as with mental health services, GPs, Psychiatrists, or other statutory or community based services.
  • Demonstrated experience operating within both internal and external Clinical Governance frameworks

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Registration. 

Benefits

  • The chance to make your mark in a supportive and dynamic team environment
  • Attractive remuneration package and “Tool of Trade” vehicle
  • Excellent opportunities for Training and continued professional development
  • A real and significant chance to make a difference in assisting young people to overcome challenges, improve functioning and achieve personal goals

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.