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Paediatric Psychologist – Jacana Service

Job posted: 26/07/2022
Applications close: 22/08/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 54796

Reference: 54796

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Paediatric Psychologist - Developmental Paediatrics, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Service (Grade 3)


Monash Health is excited to announce a new Paediatric Psychologist Position in the FASD team as part of Developmental and Community Paediatrics.


About the Jacana Service


The FASD service, through Developmental Paediatrics, provides specialist multidisciplinary assessments for children with pre-natal alcohol exposure, who show complex neurological, developmental, and behavioural symptoms. The service also delivers education, information and resources to communities at high risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and provides clinical training in FASD diagnosis for paediatricians, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and social workers. This new role reflects commencement of the Jacana service to provide care to children 0-3 yrs of age.


About The Role


There is the opportunity for a suitably experienced Paediatric Psychologist (0.2 FTE) to join the Jacana team at Monash Children’s Hospital to undertake assessment of children with pre-natal alcohol exposure and broader neurodevelopmental problems who have been identified as being at risk of FASD.  The Psychologist will provide assessment of cognitive skills, consider the role of early life trauma, contribute to multidisciplinary formulation, provide education to students and trainees, and provide targeted clinical recommendations.


Role details:



  • Participation in Thursday AM clinics is required.  In addition, Tuesday PM or Thursday PM is preferred, however can be negotiated.

  • The role is based at Monash Children’s Hospital

  • This role is for a fixed term till May 2025


About You


You are a highly-skilled Paediatric Psychologist with experience in developmental assessment of young children in early intervention, child development, infant mental health or disability settings. You have a passion to work with babies and young children, and are keen to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that is building this innovative service.


You are also



  • dedicated to safe best practice & quality care

  • committed to delivering patient centred care & a patient advocacy

  • enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively

  • excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence


What You Need



  • Appropriate post-graduate qualifications (Masters or Doctoral Degree) in clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology or educational and developmental psychology in an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited course

  • AHPRA endorsement in clinical psychology, neuropsychology or educational and developmental psychology with no restrictions.

  • Demonstrated experience as indicated in position description

  • Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor

  • Australian working rights


What We Offer



  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base

  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills

  • mentorship & career guidance

  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences

  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies


How to Apply


Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity, and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.


Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.


Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org.


Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:



  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.


A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.


To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Paediatric Psychologist – Jacana Service

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Contact:

Camilla Hayn - 0385723917
camilla.hayn@monashhealth.org

Paediatric Psychologist – Jacana Service