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Psychologist

Access Health and Community
  • Grade 2
  • Permanent part time position (22.8 hours per week)
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Options

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading community health service as a Psychologist in the Mental Health Team. This is a part-time, permanent position (3 days a week).

The Psychologist will provide therapeutic counselling to a caseload of clients through NDIS, community health counselling and other Fee for Services streams of funding. The aim is to deliver high quality, evidence-based short-term psychological intervention to clients with a broad range of presenting issues. This includes undertaking mental health assessments, developing goals and treatment plans, providing psychological interventions (individually or within a group context) and working with parents/carers/family members and other professionals to coordinate care. This work will be supported by other clinicians in a multidisciplinary environment. Services may be delivered in person or via Telehealth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake clinical assessment of consumers which includes mental health, AOD, psychosocial, functional, and physical assessment domains
  • Provide evidence-based psychological interventions and support, in line with relevant funding stream guidelines
  • Liaise with referrers and GPs in relation to reviewing and completing a Mental Health Treatment Plan (where appropriate)
  • Deliver comprehensive participants’ NDIS plan reviews in order to provide evidence of the outcomes achieved and the progress made towards participants’ goals
  • Liaise with the NDIS coordinator in order to establish the best possible outcomes for the client.
  • Undertake initial and ongoing risk assessments of clients and develop risk management plans

Skills & Experience

Key attributes of the successful applicant will include, but are not limited to:

  • An empathic, creative and professional therapeutic style
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of mental health assessment, case formulation and treatment
  • Experience and/or training in a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions (such as CBT, ACT, mindfulness, solution-focussed therapy)
  • Genuine interest in working with clients with a range of mental health and psychosocial concerns, including those with co-occurring conditions
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, make decisions, organise workload, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work creatively and safely with consumers from diverse backgrounds, including LGBTIQ, CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Current and ongoing registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychologist
  • Desirable: Experience in working therapeutically with individuals under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with capacity building and improving daily living skills, and under other Fee for Service funding streams.

Culture & Benefits

People love working at Access Health & Community because we offer:

  • Generous salary packaging opportunities
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Commitment to work-life balance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Monthly ADO (for full time employees)

About Access Health & Community

We are a not for profit community health organisation operating in twelve locations across Melbourne. With caring at our centre, our mission is to build healthier lives together with our communities and deliver excellent health services for all. AccessHC delivers medical, health and community services for all ages. We employ over 250 employees across Eastern Melbourne.

To Apply

Please click Apply Now to submit your application including your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. Please refer to the position description for the key selection criteria and further information.

Access Health and Community is a Child Safe Organisation. Access Health and Community is a provider of disability services. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Screening Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointment.

Access Health and Community actively encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background

Enquiries can be sent to Irina Hart, Mental Health Manager on Irina.hart@accesshc.org.au using the subject line: Psychologist enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

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