Senior Psychologist

Job posted: 19/07/2021
Applications close: 02/08/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 48270

Reference: 48270

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

  • Senior Psychologist, Springvale Prevention & Recovery Care Service (SPARCS)

The SPARCs is a women only 10 bed community-based service, which provides treatment and support for women (aged 18-64) who:

  • who have been an inpatient on a psychiatric ward and would benefit from a supported, transitional recovery period before going home


  • who are at risk of relapse of mental illness and would benefit from a period of increased treatment and support to avoid an ED and/or hospital admission.

The SPARCS is managed through a well-established partnership between Monash Health and ERMHA. Clinicians and recovery support workers work together to deliver a range of comprehensive and integrated recovery focused interventions, with attention paid to the specific needs of women

About the Mental Health Program 

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities.

The Mental Health Program (MHP) provides a range of community, bed-based and specialist services covering the Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash LGAs – a population of nearly one million.  It has an operational budget of $130 million and employs approximately 820 EFT, representing over 1000 staff.

The MHP has a number of clinical units including three adult units (Casey, Dandenong and Clayton), an Early in Life Mental Health Service (comprising infant, child, and adolescent services), Young Persons’ Mental Health Service, Psychology and Specialist Services (PsySS), Drug & Alcohol service and Gender Dysphoria Clinic. Southern Synergy supports the Mental Health Programs with specialist research innovations. The program has five PARCS (Prevention and Recovery Care Services) which includes a specialist Women’s only PARCS, an Extended Care PARCS and Youth PARCS.  The clinical service is supported by an aligned operational structure to enable the provision of high quality service through the creation of clinical-operational partnerships to support staff, patients, carers and their families, and a strong professional structure that supports the governance of the health professional workforce.

About the Role

We are excited to announce a new Senior Psychologist position (0.6 EFT), which will focus particularly on addressing the trauma experiences (past and current) of women who access the SPARCS.

 The Senior Psychologist is a specialist clinical mental health role within the SPARCS. The Senior Psychologist will have specialist training, qualifications and experience in assessing and treating adults with mental health difficulties The Senior Psychologist will provide evidence-based, trauma-informed best practice and interventions for women in SPARCS who are experiencing a diverse range of mental health issues. This role will collaboratively work with women to empower them in the making choices for their own recovery. This role will support the multidisciplinary team with a trauma informed approach that is tailored to the needs of the individuals and their families. The Senior Psychologist will also provide secondary consultation to the team and other relevant stakeholders regarding the mental health issues and psychological needs of women in the SPARCS.

About You

You are an experienced clinical psychologist who is passionate about the needs of women with mental illness, and especially those who have experience trauma (past and/or current).

You have an extensive and well-crafted knowledge and understanding of the interconnected nature of social issues that can create social disadvantage and isolation such as race, gender, disability, and family violence and how these factors can impact on mental health when left unresolved and unsupported.

You are an innovative and enthusiastic leader.

What You Need:

  • Current general registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Authority (AHPRA)

  • Appropriate post-graduate qualifications (Masters or Doctoral Degree) in clinical psychology or forensic psychology in an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited course

  • Hold AHPRA endorsement in clinical or forensic psychology

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the field of Clinical Psychology at a minimum P2 (or equivalent) level

  • Have additional training or experience in working within a trauma informed care approach.

  • Hold supervisor endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) for Registrar Supervision (primary and secondary)

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

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite discounted staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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.

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)

  • proof of immunisation.

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

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 

Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

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Senior Psychologist