Canberra Health Services
Mental Health Justice Health Alcohol and Drug Services
Justice Health Services
Forensic Psychology Registrar
Health Professional Level 1
Salary Range: $57,941 - $73,823 (PN: 19656)
About us: Canberra Health Services (CHS) is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations.
The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance of wellbeing and harm minimisation. The participation of people accessing our services, their families and carers is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery.
The Division works in partnership with a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients. The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples home. These services include: Adult Acute Mental Health Services; Adult Community Mental Health Services; Alcohol and Drug Services; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS); Justice Health Services; Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services.
Overview of the work area and position: An exciting opportunity exists for entry into the new Psychology Registrar Program for MHJHADS Division. The successful applicant will be a member of a multidisciplinary community mental health team, within the Division of MHJHADS. The role will provide a range of assessment and treatment services to assist people in the ACT that present with mental health concerns associated with the justice system.
The successful applicant will also be provided with an opportunity for supervision to meet Psychology Board of Australia standards for working towards an area of practice endorsement as a Forensic Psychologist. Under professional supervision: Promote positive client outcomes through the provision of high quality clinical services and health promotion activities in/across designated areas or units as part of a multidisciplinary team; provide individual or group service delivery; apply knowledge, skills, and professional judgement in the delivery of routine services.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: An accredited Masters or Doctorate in Forensic Psychology and be registered or be eligible for general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals; comply with CHS occupational screening requirements related to immunisation; undergo a pre-employment Police check; comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy (OMU); be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of two years with the possibility of permanency. An order of merit may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months. This position may be required to participate in an overtime, on call, and/or rotation roster.
Applications Close: 10 January 2019