Senior Psychologist - Community Mental Health

Job posted: 11/06/2021
Applications close: 25/06/2021 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Peninsula Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 27877

Reference: 27877

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

• Great team, respectful culture & supportive management
• Great work life balance with this part time role
• Excellent salary packaging benefits, discounted 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.

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 Access and Assessment Team (AAT) is a community based, initial assessment and brief intervention service that responds to clients, aged 16-64, who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness or crisis and require an assessment within 24-72 hours. The brief intervention component aims to provide the necessary psychological support to clients so that they can cope and recover from their episode of mental illness or crisis in an effective way and prevent further mental health deterioration, including responding appropriately to suicide and self-harm risk.

Within AAT, the senior psychologist provides time-limited, individual psychological treatment, as indicated following assessment. Within this work, the senior psychologist can draw upon a range of different therapeutic models (within their scope of practice). The senior psychologist holds a leadership role, consulting on the psychological aspects of assessment, formulation, and treatment needs for all clients in AAT. Further, they are involved in the training and supervision of other members of the team to deliver strategy-based interventions, such as emotional regulation and impulse control, crisis intervention or distress tolerance skills. Supervising psychology students on placement is also part of the role

What You Need

• Registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
• Extensive experience as a fully registered psychologist.
• Endorsement as a clinical or forensic psychologist.
• PBA approved supervisor (or enrolled to obtain).
• Experience in working in mental health or equivalent setting .
• Experience of delivering brief interventions.

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from all cultural backgrounds. 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:

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Senior Psychologist - Community Mental Health

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Liz Gleeson, Recruitment Coordinator - 97847947
Kelly Burroughs, Team Manager AAT - 97847159

Senior Psychologist - Community Mental Health