Psychologist / Specialist Psychologist (Statewide)
Psychologist/Specialist Psychologist Department of Communities and Justice Multiple Locations About us The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) commenced on 1 July 2019 and is the lead agency which forms the Stronger Communities Cluster. The new department brought together the former departments of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Justice. We provide services to better work together to support everyone's right to access justice and other help for families, and promote early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.
Stronger Communities brings all government services targeted at achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities under one roof. About the Opportunities The primary purpose of this role is to work with a variety of disciplines to deliver psychological assessment, therapeutic interventions and professional services to Community Services client groups including children, young people, families and carers. Provide specialist consultation to staff and managers and assist in the development of therapeutic case plans.
Community Services Psychologists are considered to be Therapeutic Specialists who are clinical experts in trauma informed therapeutic care. Therapeutic Specialists are considered to be behaviour support experts whose role is to guide assessment, develop and monitor treatment plans, equip staff through training and reflective practice sessions and collect data on outcomes. There are six roles in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 in the following locations: Inverell ? Full-Time Ongoing Coniston ? Temporary Part-Time (2 days per week) up to 12 months Newcastle ? Temporary Full-Time up to 12 months Liverpool/Fairfield ? Temporary Full-Time up to 12 months with possible extension Parramatta (Intensive Support Services) ? Temporary Full Time up to November 2020 Penrith (LINKS - Trauma Healing Service) [Mental Health Clinician] ? Temporary Full Time up to September 2020 A Recruitment Pool may be created to fill similar roles for both ongoing and temporary opportunities if and as they arise.
To be successful in this role, you will need Tertiary and/or Post-Graduate qualifications in Psychology and general registration (or eligibility for provisional registration) with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). Knowledge of theoretical and therapeutic frameworks that underpin assessment and intervention in the context of child abuse and neglect, the legal and ethical issues in providing forensic psychological services, children?s mental health including assessment and support strategies for carers. Knowledge of strengths and limitations of standardised and non-standardised psychological testing, questionnaires and rating scales, behavioural intervention techniques, evidence-based therapeutic techniques, the general framework in relation to the Care and Protection Policy and Procedures, cultural issues relating to parenting, child-rearing and child development, chil....