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. Permanent, full time - Hobart

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Employment type: Full Time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Mental Health

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake intake assessment and triage, including participating in a regular duty roster to ensure timely access to support clients
  • Develop comprehensive formulations and risk assessments to inform appropriate intervention.
  • Administer, interpret and report on a range of assessments as appropriate consistent with professional registrations and client need
  • Provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions to individuals/groups presenting with multiple and complex.
  • Monitor and review clients ’ progress through the service, and against the care plan and outcome measures, and provide up to date progress reports to the partner organisations and care team demonstrating client outcomes. 
  • Through intervention and clinical case management, and through linkage to support services, support clients to maintain or re-engage in education and/or employment, social, and recreational networks, self-management, independent living, and increase individual and community based relationships
  • Work collaboratively with the client and the care team to plan for, and develop the skills to exit or transition from the service, including referral to other services where appropriate.

Benefits of Working with the #synergy team

  • Working in an established, highly regarded and Accredited Mental Health Service
  • Opportunity to work in a supportive and flexible team environment
  • Weekly individual supervision with a Senior Clinician and opportunities for group supervision
  • Weekly team consultation and review meetings
  • Caseloads reflective of the complex nature of the clients and required case management and therapeutic supports required.
  • Administrative supports
  • Ongoing, generous professional development. Depending on the skills and experience of the successful applicant, further training in therapeutic modalities including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, and Eating Disorders Training, will be available early in 2022.
  • Access to monthly Secondary Consultation with a Psychiatrist through an agreement with Orygen Youth Health
  • Access to Secondary Consultation with an experienced DBT practitioner on a regular basis
  • Tool of trade vehicle available for personal use, salary packaging, laptop & ipad provided

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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

While the position is full-time, we are open to exploring the possibility of job sharing arrangements for the right candidates.

Please note: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations may be required for this position, in accordance with relevant Public Health Orders across all States and Territories. In these circumstances, evidence of vaccination will be required prior to an offer of employment.

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au.

Applications close 5th December 2021.

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

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 (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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