Psychologist

Job Title:

Psychologist

Status of Employment:

Fixed Term (12 Months) based on existing funding grants

Location:

Palm Island (3 days per fortnight)

Charleville (4 days per month)

Gladstone (1 day per fortnight)

Rockhampton (1 day per week)

Woorabinda (1 day per fortnight)

Biloela (1 day per fortnight)

Cape York (2 days per fortnight)

Nambour (1 day per fortnight)

 

The above sites could be combined to extend working time.

Annual Salary:

 Full time – $120,000.00 (+ 9.5% Superannuation, + 17% Annual Leave Load)

FIFO arrangements are available upon request

Other Benefits/Incentives

a.   Professional Development Allowance;

b.   Five (5) weeks annual leave;

c.   Flexible work hours; and

d.   Specialist skill development opportunities.

 

Specific Requirements

a.   Willing and able to travel and fly to selected sites above;

b.   Hold an open C Class drivers license;

c.   Wiling to register Medicare Billing;

d.   Must be fully registered with AHPRA with nil work restrictions; and

e.   Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Essential Requirements

Successful applicants are expected to possess the following;

  1. Ability to working closely and collaboratively in partnership with a range of stakeholders including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, people with lived experience, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, government and non-government agencies and mainstream services;
  2. Knowledge of the complex causes of poor mental health/social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the local Aboriginal community and the health needs and priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders;
  4. Knowledge of key state/territory and federal policies and resources on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health/ social and emotional wellbeing;
  5. Ability to develop and implement innovative solutions that are culturally sensitive;
  6. Knowledge of best practice in the delivery of culturally competent suicide prevention responses, health programs and community needs;
  7. Ability to independently and within a team to develop and implement innovative solutions towards the promotion of the MH/SEWB of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that are culturally sensitive;
  8. Ability to communicate well (written and verbal) with diverse target groups and work with diverse stakeholders;
  9. Ability to manage projects/ multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  10. Ability to deliver healing focused services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  11. Ability to interact with diverse community activities/events i.e., NAIDOC Week and Be willing to explore local culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  12. Ability to undertake effective evaluation activities, specific program development, reporting and compliance functions, stakeholder engagement, and performance management as required;
  13. Knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Policy, Mental Health Legislation, Queensland Mental Health Policy and an understanding of the interaction between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the criminal justice systems and Child Safety System; and
  14. Ability to actively participate in a working environment supporting quality human resource management practices including employment equity, anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety, and ethical behaviour.

Position Expected Tasks

Successful applicants will be expected to undertake the following tasks;

  1. Deliver therapeutic services, including assessment, diagnosis and treatment following receipt of referral, in accordance with prescribed professional and ethical standards;
  2. Independently apply professional judgement to facilitate therapeutic healing practice requirements;
  3. Initiate and contribute to the development of professional competence, work practices, procedures and protocols with the WWH clinics;
  4. Ability to complete comprehensive assessments, diagnosis and case formulation;
  5. Delivery of one on one therapeutic focused healing strategies;
  6. Delivery of Group therapeutic focused healing strategies;
  7. Delivery of Suicide risk identification and preventions strategies;
  8. Encourage the use of self-directed culturally appropriate digital mental health services;
  9. Deliver clinician supported culturally appropriate digital mental health/SEWB services;
  10. Deliver active outreach and engagement services;
  11. Develop and enhance linkages to internal and external referral pathways;
  12. In collaboration with other community organisations and representatives development of Culturally appropriate MH/SEWB resources;
  13. Provide supervision and mentoring role for trainee Mental Health Workers;
  14. Manage and triage referred client case load and manage waitlisted workloads;
  15. Undertake data collection protocols as required by service funding contracts where appropriate;
  16. Be prepared to (BPT) provide support to peer led low intensity interventions;
  17. BPT provide linkages and support linkages to higher intensity peer led interventions;
  18. BPT provide input into complex care co-ordination packages;
  19. BPT provide input into youth targeted suicide risk identification and prevention initiatives;
  20. BPT support age appropriate digital age appropriate mental health services;
  21. BPT provide early intervention services for young people at risk of severe mental health illnesses;
  22. BPT support age appropriate digital Mental Health/SEWB services;
  23. Ensure services are delivered consistent with the National Standards of Mental Health service standards and the National framework for recovery orientated mental health services;
  24. Engagement of carers in the support of consumers; and
  25. Provide supervision/mentoring/self-care activities for all internal MH/SEWB workers.

Online Expression of Interest