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Job Number : 26389
Type and Location : HR/Psychology / Melbourne
Listed By : Melbourne Health on 8 Jan 2019
Senior Psychologist, HOPE Team
  • Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement Program (HOPE)
  • Senior Clinical Psychologist P3
  • Mid West Area Mental Health Service
  • Part Time Fixed Term position  with the option of Full Time                                             

    Unique opportunity to Develop Brief Therapeutic Interventions for People at Risk of Suicide

  • Life With Us:

    NorthWestern Mental Health is a clinical service of Melbourne Health, and operates in partnership with two other metropolitan health services; Northern Health and Western Health. NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services to people with a mental illness in North-Western Melbourne. A multi-disciplinary workforce of 1,800 staff provides services through four Area Adult Mental Health Services (Mid West, Inner West, North West and Northern), an Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program and a Youth Mental Health Service – ORYGEN Youth Health

    A Job To Be Proud Of:

    The HOPE trial has been developed to provide support to individuals discharged from the Sunshine Emergency Department post a suicide attempt or displaying serious suicide ideation, intent or planning. HOPE will support clients for a period of 12 weeks, providing assertive and coordinated care. Engagement will take place via both outreach and clinic based therapeutic interventions. Each client will be allocated a HOPE Psychosocial Support Worker and Clinician to deliver practical support and evidence based therapeutic interventions to address the unique social, economic, historical and environmental factors that have contributed to, or continue to contribute to, a person’s suicidality.

    Your Contribution:

    • Expertise in developing and delivering brief therapeutic interventions.
    • Strong clinical leadership skills
    • Demonstrated clinical supervision and consultation skills to promote professional competencies
    • Strong liaison and networking skills
    • Interest and expertise in the area of suicide prevention.
    • Collaborative, responsive and empathic

    Our Commitment To You: 

    • We are a values based organisation. A career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
    • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary sacrifice and flexible working arrangements if needed 
    • Access to Professional Development through our Training and Development Unit 
    • Reward & Recognition Programs 
    • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; staff health service, peer support program and Employee Assistance Programs
    • Access to regular clinical supervision including individual and group supervision

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    All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Contact Details
Contact Name Bernadette Jenner

Contact Phone 0392887000

Alternate Contact Name Carl Zebal

Alternate Contact Phone 92887000

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