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February

Senior Psychologist- Icp Mental Health Casey

Monash Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION


  • Fixed- term/Part- time for 12 months (2 days a week) Senior Psychology Position 

  • An opportunity to bring your ideas, enthusiasm and expertise. 

  • To join us in developing a new and innovative community mental health program

  • Be part of an exciting and supportive management team in the South Eastern Growth Corridor


About Monash Health


Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.


About Mental Health Program at Monash Health


Monash Health Mental Health Services provides a range of community, bed-based and specialist services covering the Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash LGAs – a population of nearly one million. It has an operational budget of $130 million and employs approximately 820 EFT, representing over 1000 staff.


The Program has a number of clinical units including three adult units (Casey, Dandenong and Clayton), an Early in Life Mental Health Service (comprising infant, child and adolescent and youth services), Psychology and Specialist Services (PsySS), Drug and Alcohol service and Gender Dysphoria Clinic. Southern Synergy supports the Mental Health Programs with specialist research innovations. The program has Five PARCS (Prevention and Recover Care Services) which includes a specialist Women’s only PARCs, an Extended Care PARCs and Youth PARCs. The clinical service is supported by an aligned operational structure to enable the provision of high quality service through the creation of clinical-operational partnerships to support staff, patients, carers and their families, and a strong professional structure that supports the governance of health professional workforce.


About Casey Area Mental Health Service and the ICP Team


The Intensive Care Package Team is a new service being developed at Casey Area Mental Health Service providing the opportunity for the successful applicant to be involved in the development of a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team designed to provide targeted clinical support to clients experiencing ongoing mental health challenges within the Casey/Cardinia community. The team will base its work on the Intensive Community Mental Health Packages Guidelines released by the DHHS in March 2019 with the aim of seeing a group of clinicians with specialized clinical skill work to support clients currently engaged with the service but experiencing complex mental health needs complicated by recurring acute episodes of care and at risk of repeat admissions without increased intensive interventions. Examples of the possible interventions may include but not be limited to AOD support, CBT, DBT, Family Therapy including single session work and Peer support.


About the Role


The role of ICP Senior Psychologist is a clinical role designed to work collaboratively with a team to support those most vulnerable in the community. As this is a new team the successful applicant will have the rare opportunity to be a part of something that we anticipate to be life changing for many. The team will be encouraged and supported to think broadly and seek innovative opportunities for a recovery based provision of care, including both systemic and therapeutic interventions.


You will be involved in working closely with our Continuing Care team and Mobile Support Teams in providing a seamless model of care to clients within the Casey Mental Health Service requiring additional intensive and targeted interventions to support their recovery journey.


Ongoing support will be provided by the Casey Intensive Care Packages Manager in combination with any discipline specific supports required.



  • Be a part of the development for a new and innovative team

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Clinical case load, client interaction, secondary consultations

  • Be a part of a high performing team with developed clinical skills


About You


We are seeking a candidate with effective clinical and leadership skills to work in a supportive and collaborative multi-disciplinary team in shaping this new clinical service. You will demonstrate the ability to provide strong and effective clinical leadership in developing along with the local senior leadership team, a service capable of providing recovery based care in a targeted manner to some of our most vulnerable clients.


You will possess the ability to communicate clearly and effectively to support consumers toward their recovery and are truly passionate about delivering a high standard of care.


You will develop strong working relationships with your colleagues in the Intensive Care Packages team, as well as the Continuing Care teams in order to provide a strong and evidence based model of care focussed on Recovery principles.


What you need:



  • Current general registration as a PSYCHOLOGIST with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Authority (AHPRA)

  • Appropriate post-graduate qualifications (Masters or Doctoral Degree) in clinical psychology or forensic psychology in an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited course

  • Hold AHPRA endorsement in clinical or forensic psychology

  • A MINIMUM of 5 years’ experience working in the field of Clinical Psychology at a minimum P2 (or equivalent) level

  • Community Mental Health Experience


What we offer:


The Casey Mental Health Service is a supportive and well integrated team seeking to work together across all components of clinical service to achieve high levels of clinical care and support to our clients and their carers.


Employees within the area are strongly supported with an approachable leadership team who seek to invest in our staff by providing ongoing education and training as well as readily available support.



  • Friendly and supportive culture

  • Opportunity to be involved in developing and innovative program

  • Ongoing supervision and professional development


How to Apply


Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.


Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.


Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:



  • reference checks

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)

  • proof of immunisation.


A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.


As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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