· Opportunity to play an integral role within the USYD Counselling and Psychological Services
· Located at Camperdown Campus
· 0.8FTE, 12 months Fixed-Term and base salary $103,034-$116,199 pro rata plus superannuation
About the opportunity
The Mental Health Clinician plays an integral role within the USYD Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS), providing the first point of contact, engagement and triage for identified students of concern as prioritised by CAPS. The Mental Health Clinician will be responsible for undertaking the clinical assessment of students of concern. In addition, dependant on capacity, may also provide on the day brief intervention and single session therapy to students presenting with low level support needs.
The position will involve a high level of engagement and collaboration with key stakeholders including liaison with University security personnel, local area Mental Health providers, and internal and external service providers. The Mental Health Clinician will be required to develop an in-depth knowledge of university policy, procedures and referral pathways and demonstrate excellence in service commitment and experience in dealing with specific concerns of diverse student cohorts. The Mental Health Clinician will work collaboratively with the CAPS team to ensure high quality service delivery.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Mental Health Clinician who possesses:
· A postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology or registered psychologist with demonstrated expertise in mental health assessment and treatment
· Registration as a Psychologist with a minimum of 5 years’ post-registration experience in the area of emergency mental health or critical incidence response
· Experience in the provision of urgent intake psychological services including phone-based counselling, mental health triage and assessment with experience and/or training in conducting clinical risk assessments and implementing risk management plans with clients
· Experience with or knowledge of the provision, coordination and delivery of critical incident management services and/or of best practice Critical Incident Management Services is desirable
· Depth of experience in clinical and counselling interventions as well as an ability to work competently, with diverse and complex cases
· Demonstrated expertise in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of biopsychosocial problems including, core competencies in mental health assessment and management using evidence-based interventions.
Student Support Services assist students’ achievement of educational goals, retention and success at University through personal, financial and instrumental support, and through encouraging development of independence and personal resilience. Student Support Services act as a point of contact for the University and Faculty regarding support for students, dealing with complex student presentations, and for advice regarding policy and procedure developments and the likely impact on student wellbeing.
Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) focuses on promoting student well-being, and the development of skills required to succeed at university across the student life-cycle. The interventions provided are time limited and based on recognised stepped care best practice principles. It also works on partnerships and collaborative programs with faculties and other student service providers in order to enhance student wellbeing, success and the overall student experience.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 978/0519F to apply.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Closing date: 11:30pm 10 June 2019
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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