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Job Number : 29108
Type and Location : Psychologist / Northern Territory
Listed By : Healthy Living NT on 5 Nov 2019
Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist – Darwin

0.6 FTE

Job Description

Primary Objectives

In coordination with other members of the Healthy Living NT education team and other members of the multidisciplinary team, as an experienced clinical psychologist;

• Review HLNT’s current urban diabetes and cardiac programs and:

- Choose an appropriate screening tool to be used service wide,

- Implement screening tool within HLNT services,

- Upskill other HLNT health professional staff in the use of the tool,

- Establish external referral pathways for clients who require a higher intensity program. 

• Promote the new low intensity program to external referrers and the use of Medicare items (Mental Health Plan and GP Management Plans)

• Design, implement and deliver the new PST programs for people with depression and CBT interventions for people with anxiety and stress

• Travel to Alice Springs quarterly to provide similar face to face interventions for identified clients, and provide telehealth follow up as needed.

• Oversee the development of and sourcing of appropriate mental health resources, in support of the new HLNT mental health services

• Report as per requirements of the Low Intensity Mental Health Program Service Delivery Plan

All performance and conduct of duties shall be carried out in accordance with the principles of best practice, and in line with Healthy Living NT’s Guiding Values and objectives identified in Healthy Living NT Strategic Plan.

Responsible to the Education Services Manager.

Specific Accountabilities

Lead the development and embedding of mental health screening tools into the current diabetes and cardiac urban programs provided by Healthy Living NT, including upskilling other HLNT health professionals in the use of the tools.

Develop referral and communication pathways for two way communications between HLNT and referrers, as well as develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.

Undertake all program reporting requirements with accuracy and regulatory compliance at all times, including both Healthy Living NT statistics and the PMHC-MDS data set

To develop, provide and evaluate clinical psychology services for identified clients with depression through PST and anxiety and stress with CBT as outlined in the Low Intensity Mental Health Program Service Delivery Plan.

Deliver training and in-services to other Heathy Living NT health professionals regarding mental health interventions, particularly around PST groups in both Darwin and Alice Springs.

Contribute to the production of two quarterly newsletters one targeting the consumer and the other targeting health professionals especially those in rural and remote communities.

Review available mental health resources for currency and appropriateness, as well as develop Healthy Living NT resources in support of the new services.

Participate in Quality Improvement activities and contribute to Accreditation as needed.

Accountable for own clinical practice and to maintain appropriate CPD.

To practice in accordance with legislation and common law, within the Guidelines of the National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010 and the Australian Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics and Ethical and Practice Guidelines and Procedures.

Responsible for other duties as directed by the Education Services Manager / CEO.

Please note that the responsibilities outlined in this position description are not exhaustive, and only an indication of the work of the role. Healthy Living NT can direct you to carry out duties which it considers are within your level of skill, competence and training.

This position will be required to:

• Occasionally work non-standard hours

• Obtain a Medicare Provider Number

• Undertake travel within the NT, including driving where necessary and

• Some limited interstate travel

It is a requirement of employment with Healthy Living NT that all health professionals obtain and maintain:        

•a satisfactory Police Criminal check

•a Working with Children check (Ochre card)

•a Northern Territory Driver’s License.

All performance and conduct of duties shall be carried out in accordance with the principles of best practice, and in line with Healthy Living NT’s Guiding Values and objectives identified in Healthy Living NT’s Strategic Plan.

Three referees are to be provided along with a CV addressing the selection criteria.

This is a 0.6 FTE project based position. There is opportunity to conduct additional private practice from HLNT premises if desired.



Selection Criteria



·       Tertiary level qualification in Psychology with registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and eligibility for membership of the Australian Psychological Society

·      Minimum 3 years clinical experience

·      Access to a Medicare provider number

·     Excellent interpersonal communication and reporting skills and the ability to establish good relationships with referrers and other health care professionals

·        NT Driver’s License, NT Ochre Card and a Federal Police Check (or eligible to obtain)

·       Demonstrated clinical experience that will ensure the provision of a comprehensive low intensity mental health program

·        Demonstrated and well developed understanding of adult education learning principles, presentation skills and group education

·        Demonstrated ability to participate in planning, implementing and evaluating mental health programs and resource development

·        Demonstrated ability to work independently, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively participate as a member of a small multidisciplinary         team within a cross cultural environment

·        Demonstrated skills with computer applications and a commitment to using information technology for communication, data collection, evaluation and resource development

Highly desirable

·        Extensive experience in delivering PST programs, providing individual consultations utilising CBT and telehealth follow up for people with low intensity mental health conditions

·       Experience in reporting using the PMHC-MDS dataset and demonstrated report writing skills

·        Possess high motivation, strong initiative and time management skills

·       Understanding of the principles of quality management and demonstrated commitment to the process of continuous review and quality improvement














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Chrissie Inglis

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