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Job Number : 30464
Type and Location : Child & Adolescent / Sydney
Listed By : BodyMatters on 19 Jun 2020
Psychologist- Child and Adolescent

BodyMatters Australasia is a progressive private practice that focuses on delivering services to people who exhibit disordered eating that ranges from clinically significant eating disorders to body shame or unhealthy weight loss practices/ eating behaviour.

 

 

More information about BodyMatters is available on our website: www.bodymatters.com.au

 

1. THE OPPORTUNITY

 

An opportunity has arisen for a registered or Clinical Psychologist who has an interest in eating disorders to assist with providing psychological intervention to individuals and families experiencing eating issues. We have a specific need to support young people experiencing eating and body image issues however kindly note that this role is not limited to child and adolescent work.

 

We offer our psychologists:

-A comfortable, bright office space in a central location (Cremorne), with good public transport accessibility

-Good office resources including wireless internet & wireless printing, stationary supplies, regular mailing

-A growing referral network & the opportunity to benefit from our existing marketing activities

-The opportunity to develop your own profile, including your own email address, business cards, website profile, the opportunity for you to contribute to our website content & leverage off our social network community 

-Excellent practice management systems including an electronic diary, SMS confirmation of appointments and administration support

-Capacity to access the practice management system from home to assist in your completion of practice management duties

-Access to our professional resources including book & testing library, e-journals, and course notes

-Opportunity for peer supervision onsite

-Opportunity to work within a supportive, like minded team

-Generous contracting arrangement

 

2. KEY DUTIES

 

-Provision of evidence based therapeutic input for individuals, families and groups

-Provision of discrete therapeutic services, such as relaxation skills, distress tolerance skills etc

-Maintain records of all interactions to a professional standard

-Maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders and refer cases to services as appropriate to optimise the effectiveness of the business

-Enforce and follow up cancellation/ rescheduling fees

-Maintain & build relationships with various stakeholders, including GPs, psychiatrists and other allied health practitioners

-Write letters for various stakeholders, including GPs, psychiatrists and other allied health practitioners

-Administer comprehensive psychological assessments upon referrals, including administer of psychometric tests, review of relevant client case history

-Compilation of comprehensive psychological assessments, including the provision of appropriate recommendations as a result of those assessments

 

3. ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

-Full registration with the Psychology Board or Australian Association of Social Workers & eligibility for medicare rebates

-Interest in delivering Maudsley Family Therapy (MFBT) (training and supervision will be provided)

-Knowledge of theoretical and therapeutic frameworks that underpin assessment and intervention, the legal and ethical issues in providing psychological services and mental health including  assessment and support strategies

-Ability to work independently

-Excellent interpersonal skills

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-Ability to use or acquire expertise in the use of electronic records systems and databases (training will be provided)

-Familiarity and interest in eating disorders and body image issues

-Familiarity with issues comorbid with eating disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, personality issues & sexual assault

 

4. DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

-Experience in a private practice setting

-Demonstrated experience in building relationships with stakeholders

-Familiarity with a health based paradigm- and willingness to operate within this framework

-Completion of training in micro counselling skills

 

5. FURTHER INFORMATION

 

-Employment is on a contracting basis

-2 shifts per week, with possibility to increase hours, subject to performance

 

Applications Close: COB 19 July 2020

 

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks.

Contact Details
For further information please contact Sarah McMahon on 02 9908 3833.



Written applications addressing the aforementioned criteria to be sent to Sarah via either:


Email- sarah@bodymatters.com.au


Telephone- 02 9908 3833


Postal- Shop 3/114-116 Cabramatta Rd, Cremorne NSW 2090



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