Victorian Fetal Alcohol Service (VicFAS) Psychologist

Job posted: 30/09/2020
Applications close: 28/10/2020 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 43489

Reference: 43489

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

VicFAS Psychologist Grade 2

  • 0.1 EFT, 2 years fixed term part time

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.

About VicFAS

The Victorian Fetal Alcohol Service (VicFAS) was established in 2019 as a specialist assessment service for children based at the Monash Children’s Hospital. It undertakes multi-disciplinary diagnosis of children with pre-natal alcohol exposure and 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.

VicFAS is led by the Head of Developmental and Community Paediatrics and the team includes a Clinic Coordinator, Service Coordinator, and a Neuro psychologist, Speech Therapist and Occupational Therapist. The Service provides a series of 3-day diagnostic clinics in Melbourne and regional areas for children aged 3-10 years, over a 12 month period. Referrals are made through a network of paediatricians identified as FASD specialist referrers, to identify the children most likely to benefit from intensive, multi-disciplinary assessment. VicFAS provides further training and support post-diagnosis to the referring paediatrician to support early intervention and optimise care.

VicFAS focuses on early intervention to ensure that the most vulnerable children can access timely diagnosis. The clinic is supported by the Developmental Paediatrics team at Monash Children’s Hospital. VicFAS supports the development of local Models of Care to develop diagnostic pathways to build state-wide capacity in FASD diagnosis and assessment. VicFAS submits reports to government funding bodies on clinical data and activities.

Children referred for diagnostic assessment with VicFAS typically experience severe impairments in multiple areas including cognition, attention, learning, speech and language, motor skills, executive function or adaptive functioning. They often have a history of pre-natal alcohol exposure and are also likely to experience other complex psychosocial factors affecting their development and functioning.

What you need

  • General Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA).

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

  • Additional experience and  training in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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 staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being 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.

Apply NOW to join our team at Monash Health!

Victorian Fetal Alcohol Service (VicFAS) Psychologist

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Dr Ali Crichton - 8572 2140

Victorian Fetal Alcohol Service (VicFAS) Psychologist