Psychologist/Psychologist with Endorsement
Department of Family & Community Services
The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) directly supports approximately 800,000 people every year and reaches a further million people through local community-based programs.
Our vision is to empower all people to live fulfilling lives and achieve their potential in inclusive communities. We collaborate with government, non-government and community partners to work with children, adults, families and communities to improve lives and realise potential, with a focus on breaking, rather than managing, disadvantage.
About the Opportunity
The primary purpose of this role is to work with a variety of disciplines to deliver psychological assessment, therapeutic interventions and professional services to FACS client groups including children, young people, families and carers. Provide special consultation to staff and managers and assist in the development of therapeutic case plans.
FACS Psychologists are considered to be Therapeutic Professionals who are clinical experts in trauma informed therapeutic care. Therapeutic Professionals 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 two temporary roles in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 in the following locations:
Goulburn/Yass – Temporary full time of up to 2 years with a possibility of extension
Wollongong – Temporary part time up to 1 year (2 days per week)
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 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, child neuropsychology, and appropriate services available to meet the assessed needs of the child
The ability to perform clinical work that includes emotional, cognitive, behavioural and therapeutic assessment and the development of treatment plans.
Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to work as a member of a special team to provide regular reports to internal and external stakeholders.
Possess a valid drivers licence and be willing to travel.
What we can offer you
- Salary range $66,423 - $116,690 pa plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
- 4 weeks annual leave per year of service
- Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
- Flexible work practices
- Opportunities for learning and development and internal career progression
How to apply
To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au and search for 000070TB.
When applying candidates must submit a covering letter (2 pages maximum) which clearly details their skills and experience and how they relate to the capabilities of the role and an up to date resume.
Part of the assessment process may include additional online capability testing, skills testing or work samples in accordance with the new Government Sector Employment Act 2013; therefore you may be contacted to participate. You will also be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form in later stages of the assessment process.
The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 requires persons engaged in children related work to have Working with Children clearances.
If successful in this role you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role.
Find out more
Click http://files.jobs.nsw.gov.au/nia8z9 to view the role description
Closing date: Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 11:59 pm
For enquiries: we invite you to call Anna Britton on 0427 152 066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org