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Job Number : 28544
Type and Location : Counselling / Brisbane
Listed By : Brisbane Youth Service on 3 Sep 2019
Dual Diagnosis -- Psychologist

Dual Diagnosis Psychologist – Brisbane Youth Service

Are you a generally registered psychologist, and interested in working with young people? Since 2011, Brisbane Youth Service has been providing a free and confidential counselling service for young people, aged 12-25 years, based upon the frameworks of the recovery orientation, strengths-based principles, social justice and harm minimisation.  This is fully established counselling program, and because we pay your wage, you will not need to rely on the Mental Health Care Plan Medicare system.  You will receive professional supervision from an endorsed Health Psychologist, who has 25 years of experience.

If this is of interest to you, then Brisbane Youth Service has an opportunity for a Psychologist to become part of the Health team, providing direct one-to-one counselling with vulnerable young people, as well as work with a team of allied health professionals including social workers and youth workers.  This role will be located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, close to public transport and street parking options. 

Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) was formally constituted in 1976 and commenced operation in February 1977.  We support homeless and disadvantaged young people (aged 12-25 years) and their children, to secure and maintain housing. We provide emergency support and a range of services to assist young people to address physical and mental health issues, establish successful relationships & support networks and access pathways to education and long term employment. 

·     Our vision – New futures for young people.

·  Our purposeTo enable young people and young families to overcome life challenges and thrive in the community

·    Our values -- Respect - Optimism - Accountability – Resilience

·  Our programs --

· How we make a difference --



The available position is for a generally registered psychologist, who can work four days a week, and this role is  available for psychologists ranging from early career to senior experience in:

* Children and adolescents counselling  * Adults and older persons counselling * Experience in using ACT, DBT, SFBT, and CBT desirable.  * Experience in running therapeutic groups desirable, but not essential.

SELECTION CRITERIA:  To be successful in your application you will need to provide written responses to:

ü  Understanding of and commitment to BYS vision and objectives.

ü  Ability to work in alignment with the BYS Practice Framework including a commitment to harm reduction, women’s rights and social justice.

ü  Self-reflective and critical thinking skills.

ü  Strong communication skills including advocacy.

ü  Good planning and organisational skills.

ü  Understanding of individual, social and environmental issues affecting young people who use drugs, experience mental health issues, and are homeless or at risk.

ü  Detailed understanding of effective interventions for this client group, including underlying principles of these interventions, particularly the recovery orientation model.


How to Apply

Applicants must use the BYS Employment package that can be viewed and downloaded here: 

BYS Dual Diagnosis_Application Package_Sept 2019

Email complete applications to

Applications for this position close 5:00pm 29 September 2019



Contact Details
Jacqui de la RUE, MAPS, FCHP

Health Team Services Manager

Brisbane Youth Service

Ph: 07-3620 2447


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