Psychologist - Senior

Location Queensland


The Opportunity The position of CYMHS Psychologist Senior will: Deliver high level professional clinical psychology services as a member of a hospital-based multi-disciplinary team, to optimise psycho-social outcomes for children and young people who present with severe and complex mental health problems and disorders requiring hospital based treatment, and their families and carers. The Successful Candidate Clinical Practice: Deliver high level clinical services in accordance with the Psychology Board of Australia Registration Standards, the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics and the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce. This includes: Demonstrate a high-level of knowledge and skills in specialised area of child and youth mental health clinical psychology practice.

Apply independent professional judgement, based on valid and reliable evidence, to a complex caseload to continuously contribute to the development of best practice psychology services within the child and youth mental health team. Contribute to the development of clinical practice procedures and protocols, for both the discipline and the multi-disciplinary team, that support the continuum of care. Provision of high level independent clinical psychology services including assessment, treatment and case management to children and young people with severe and complex mental health problems, and their carer networks, beyond routine day to day presentations Demonstrate clinical leadership in advocacy for the mental health needs of service consumers and their carers and relevant agencies within the mental health team.

Communication / Team Participation Provide high level clinical psychology advice and reports, and work collaboratively with team members to provide multi-disciplinary assessment and intervention for service consumers. Provide high level psychology and mental health knowledge and skills for team training and continuing professional development activities to contribute to the quality and safety of the service. Lead the clinical psychology contribution, within the service unit, to develop, implement and evaluate clinical activities to continually improve the care of young people with severe and complex mental health problems.

Leadership / Work Unit Management Provide practice supervision, training and support to staff as well as training and supervision to students as delegated by the Director of Psychology. Lead quality activities and/or research to improve clinical psychology practice and contribute to the evidence base and strategies for continuously improving mental health practice. What CHQ HHS can offer Apart from contributing to the development of Australia's best paediatric health service, you will also benefit from a competitive remuneration package and a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing.

Additional benefits include: Up to 12.75%.

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11 Oct 2018


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