We are an essential service that will remain operational throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are proactively recruiting to meet the needs of our clients during this time.

Psychologist, Alcohol and Other Drug Services. Full Time until 30/6/2021

Apply now Job no: 494402
Employment type: Full Time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Child, Youth & Family, Mental Health

About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We partner with people (including those with a disability, in out of home care, experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, who may suffer mental illness, are refugees and older persons) to change lives for the better.

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 is seeking a Psychologist to provide Clinical Psychological support services in an innovative Assertive Outreach Drug and Alcohol Program, Next Steps.

This new program services the Port Augusta and the Onkaparinga region. Contract on offer is full-time until 30 June 2021 working from Christies Beach. There will be an expectation for this role to travel between the two regions.

In this role you will ensure that participants who have a history of reluctant engagement with treatment services are encouraged into assessment and treatment for their alcohol and other drug concerns. The role coordinates and delivers a range of supports that reflect the individual’s complex, and comorbid needs and goals as described in their individual treatment plans.

The psychologist is responsible for engaging with participants, families, guardians and other key stakeholders in order to facilitate a cohesive, high quality support service that provides an assertive support system around the participant.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote stable and consistent engagement of the client.
  • Complete specialised assessments for clients experiencing alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems and other comorbidities.
  • Provide specialised clinical treatment for clients experiencing alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems and other comorbidities.
  • Provide client formulations and support the development of individualised case plans.
  • Provide support to the multidisciplinary team through the facilitation of training and clinical reflection sessions.
  • Participate in daily multidisciplinary team meetings. 
  • Case management.


Skills & Experience 

  • Masters qualifications in Psychology and a full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with clients at risk of homelessness and substance misuse
  • Demonstrated experience in administration of a range of cognitive and adaptive behaviour assessment tools.
  • Ability to work in partnership with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to use initiative and think laterally and strategically as well as well-developed problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

  • Work within a team passionate about facilitating positive changes for people
  • Monthly RDO and great salary packaging benefits
  • Ongoing training, support and career opportunities

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter, click 'Apply' and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Manon Timmermans at recruitment@lwb.org.au

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview. 

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 12th July 2020

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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