Senior Clinical Psychologist - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE)

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 02/04/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Peninsula Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 33619

Reference: 33619

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

• Respectful culture & supportive management
• Skip the traffic & work close to home in Frankston, gateway to the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula
• Excellent salary packaging benefits, onsite parking and employee benefits program

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care. To realise this vision we need people who strive for a sense of achievement, take an interest in their individual growth, enjoy innovation and looking for ways to improve and have a passion for communicating and connecting with others.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

The HOPE Team aims to provide a model of continued care and coordination service for people that have been identified as at risk of suicide, but that currently are not referred to Peninsula Health Mental Health Service for ongoing care. This engagement can be for up to a period of 90 days.

The successful applicant will work with individuals who have attempted suicide or present with serious intent, with expert brief therapeutic interventions to enable improved resilience and self-management of distress. It is anticipated that the Senior Clinical Psychologist will take a lead role alongside other HOPE team members to provide evidence based intervention sessions. This may include Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Problem Solving skills to assist a client improve their resilience and equip the individual to use skills and strategies in order to face any future crises with more confidence.

What You Need

We anticipate you will have:
• Masters or Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology
• Registration under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009.
• Endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009
• Have Australian Psychology Board Approved Supervisor status or be willing to undertake required training to obtain Board Approved Supervisor status
• Other relevant tertiary qualification or working towards, in relevant areas such as therapeutic interventions, drug and alcohol or psychosocial interventions.
• Communicates well with and relates to clients from a wide-range of cultures and backgrounds.
• Extensive experience in the mental health field including acute in-patient services and/or community mental health care.
• Proven ability in the management of clients with a major mental illness and in techniques of assessment, crisis intervention, and counselling and psychosocial rehabilitation.

What Next

If you experience any issues signing in or registering, please feel welcome to contact us - the People, Experience & Performance Team on (03) 9784 2700.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:


This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Peninsula Health immunisation policy.

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Senior Clinical Psychologist - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Belinda Dunsmore (Nursing Recruitment) - 97848509

Senior Clinical Psychologist - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE)