An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified Clinical Psychologist to work in an experienced and dedicated multidisciplinary team. The Port Macquarie Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provides ongoing community mental health support to the people of the Port Macquarie area. This is an interesting and rewarding role for a person who would like to contribute to contemporary recovery-orientated and trauma informed mental health services in regional and rural NSW.
There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to living in regional NSW. Port Macquarie is the regional heartland of the Mid North Coast, halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, a short drive to beautiful sandy beaches and national parks. The Mid North Coast has the perfect sub-tropical climate with access to the outdoors all year round, including whale watching between June and November. Port Macquarie is a beautiful base for exploring gorgeous beaches, tranquil waterways and beautiful national parks. It is a great place to raise a family with excellent schools and diverse sporting activities it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city.
• Assessment, diagnosis, case formulation and treatment of psychopathology as it is manifested (variously) in cognitive, emotional, motivational, personality and behavioural disturbances in children and adolescents.
• Provide evidence-based psychological interventions for individuals and families, complex care coordination and case management in the areas of (but not limited to) treatment of mental health disorders, anger management, parenting skills, stress management, social skills training, assertiveness training, and problem solving.
• Plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based group programs in collaboration with multidisciplinary team.
• Provide clinical leadership to multidisciplinary team in regard to complex case formulation and complex care management plans.
• Facilitate change in attitudes and behaviour related to health and illness, for the purpose of preventing and relieving distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.
• Provide clinical supervision and peer consultancy to colleagues and other professionals within their area of expertise
• Supervise postgraduate students on clinical placements, clinical psychology registrars and provisionally registered psychologists as part of a board-approved supervision program.
• Conduct psychological research and evaluation projects as required. Be involved in service planning and the formulation of policy.
• Commitment to culturally safe and sensitive service provision.
• Actively promotes and participates in patient safety and ongoing quality improvement programs. Engages in practices that promote the best possible health outcomes for patients/clients, and supports a culture of patient safety, clinical quality and innovation.
For more details and to apply, visit NSW Health Careers.