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Grade 2 Psychologist Community Mental Health

Monash Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION


  • Monash Health, Pakenham location

  • Ongoing part-time role (0.5 EFT) with Community Mental Health

  • Outstanding opportunity to impact on the quality of our program and provide evidence supported psychological treatments to our patients.


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 Monash Health in the Community: Helping people live their best lives


As Monash Health in the Community, we actively engage with people to improve and maintain health, independence and well-being. We do this by coordinating and/or providing integrated, multidisciplinary care across multiple settings within the local community. Our aim is to help clients live their best lives by enabling them to access the support they need, when they need it.


Working with clients across the age spectrum, Monash Health in the Community provides a continuum of care, supporting clients through all stages of non-acute care from prevention through to rehabilitation.



  • We provide services to support clients in their homes, community based facilities and dedicated Monash Health Community hubs.

  • We provide quality care focused on the person in the context of their life;

  • We are interdisciplinary and innovative with a can-do attitude;

  • We view change and challenge as great opportunities


What you need to know about the service:



  • Community Mental Health clinic location in Pakenham

  • Clients seen in the clinic setting as well as in their own home environment

  • Autonomous role with the balance of working in a team environment

  • Access to high quality clinical supervision offered

  • Network of community mental health psychologists


Our Community Mental Health team works as a multi-disciplinary team to provide treatment and support to individuals experiencing complex mental health problems. We strive to deliver high quality recovery-focussed client care. Our aim is to promote self-efficacy and independence, and social inclusion with all the individuals we support.


Working in our diverse geographical area, you will enjoy the challenges of working with the complexities of mental health and making a positive difference every day. You will work closely with the range of mental health services including inpatient units, CATT, CCU and PARCS to ensure psychological treatment is coordinated with overall treatment goals.


About You


You are energetic and determined and have performed above expectations in your previous roles as a psychologist. You communicate effectively, both written and verbally. Your ideas to improve service delivery are always welcomed as our team is progressive with many research and quality improvement activities. As a dedicated psychologist in public health you care about patients and deliver quality psychological services.


Your track record includes demonstrated success in the following areas:



  • Provide psychological assessments and treatment of complex patient issues and produce high quality reports.

  • Contribute to patient risk management plans in conjunction with multi-disciplinary teams

  • Secondary consultation and supervision of staff and students (if Grade 3)

  • Engage in quality processes of continuous improvement, and research initiatives

  • Self driven


You have strong written and verbal communication skills, you are an active listener and possess well developed negotiation and influencing abilities that will be used in working with patients, and internal and external stakeholders.


What you need:



  • Current general registration as a psychologist with AHPRA

  • Working with Children’s Check

  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications in Clinical, Forensic or Clinical Neuropsychology (for Grade 3 applicants)

  • AHPRA registration to supervise higher degree students and Psychology Registrars (for Grade 3 applicants)

  • Proven significant clinical experience


What Monash Offers:



  • Genuine career opportunity to influence and shape the role of a psychologist within the team

  • Support, mentoring and development from a highly experienced and well regarded leadership team

  • Satisfaction derived from leading and embedding change to enhance the clinical education offered to psychology staff and post-graduate students.

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base

  • Mentorship & career guidance

  • Support to attend relevant forums & conferences

  • A supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies


In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite discounted staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


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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