The Royal Flying Doctor Service of
Australia South Eastern Section provides comprehensive primary and emergency
health services to rural and remote communities in far west NSW, SA and QLD.
We’d welcome a Full-time Psychologist with a passion for rural and remote mental
health, to join our dynamic and innovative mental health activities. This role
will work in conjunction with other RFDS medical and allied health staff in
Broken Hill and be part of a pioneering mental health and wellbeing service
across Western NSW.
This role will take you to the heart
of remote communities allowing you to develop close networking opportunities
with the community members and pastoralists where you can develop and deliver
mental health support and wellbeing activities that are locally identified to
protect and support individuals, families and communities.
You will work alongside child and
family therapists also a play therapist, alcohol & other drug clinicians,
community engagement workers, doctors, nurses, dentists, aboriginal health
workers and pastoralists trained as ‘peer champions’ who offer low-level mental
health support to their neighbours with professional support by the RFDS and
Lifeline Broken Hill Country 2 Coast.
Other days you will undertake consultations by
telephone, video, or face to face at our Broken Hill Base. There will be
opportunities to work closely with the RFDS multi-disciplinary team including medical, aviation, engineers,
finance, fundraising, marketing and administration colleagues.
Your skills will be utilised to
directly improve the mental health outcomes for people living in rural and
remote areas, and you will be able to embrace the lifestyle and opportunities
living in Broken Hill and working with the RFDS will bring. The sky is literally the limit in terms of
mental health and wellbeing service delivery options. All ideas from the community are heard and
acted upon wherever able. We have tried
You can expect plenty of professional
development opportunities, community activities, wellbeing initiatives,
fly-around clinics, road trips and a great team atmosphere working with us here
in Broken Hill.
If you have tertiary qualifications in
mental health, clinical experience and an interest in rural and remote
practice, we’d be excited to hear from you.
enquiries and to request a copy of the position description, please contact
Glynis Thorp via email Glynis.email@example.com
To apply: Email your cover
letter and CV along with copies of your qualifications and details of two
referees to firstname.lastname@example.org
Close Friday, 13th December 2019
published closing dates are estimated, the RFDS SE aim to fill vacancies as
quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have
found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We
would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early
is an equal opportunity employer