Published February 18, 2024
Last Modified February 19, 2024
Odyssey House Victoria
Location
660 Bridge Road, Australia
Job Type
Category
Suburb
Richmond
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
February 23, 2024

Job Description

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Clinical Psychologist (2 positions available)

  • Part-time (0.6 -1.0 FTE), Permanent
  • Based at Richmond
  • Salary based on skills and experience.
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Progressive Workplace Flexibility options that enable genuine work life balance
  • Will be provided with an OHV laptop & OHV mobile phone.

About Odyssey House Victoria:

Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At Odyssey House we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families, and communities to reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, improve mental health, and reconnect people to their family and the community. OHV is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation committed to excellence in service provision and innovation in responding to alcohol and other drugs use problems.

About this opportunity:

We are seeking experienced psychologists join this new team and kick-start our new service!

As the Clinical Psychologist, you will apply your clinical knowledge and expertise to the assessment of clients with complex trauma, mental health, and substance misuse issues.

Staff providing direct interventions and support to their clients will also lean on you for clinical advice.

Key areas of focus:

  • Direct Clinical work and Clinical Consultation

Duties include but are not limited to…

  • Undertake assessment and provide practical recommendations for evidence-based interventions/approaches for clients.
  • Provide clinical advice to staff working with clients.
  • Provide expert opinion regarding diagnoses, formal diagnostic assessments, feedback on process considerations and treatment planning considerations/advice.
  • Drive staff professional development: contribute expertise in clinical meetings and to improve service delivery Deliver secondary consultations formally and informally.
  • Develop thoughtful, evidence-based recommendations for treatment and management plans.
  • Build capacity for client management within the broader staffing group by providing psychological perspectives.
  • Demonstrate behaviours that support a recovery approach to care.
  • Support psychology students whilst they undertake placement in the team.

For a copy of the position description which outlines the full list of responsibilities, please click HERE.

Key Selection Criteria

Key Selection Criteria:

We are looking for an individual to bring their expertise to our newly established psychology team and provide clinical advice and guidance to clients and staff.

To be successful in this role, you must have…

    1. Registration as a Psychologist under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009) with practice endorsement as a Clinical, Forensic or Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) (or eligibility to enter a registrar program as a clinical, forensic or clinical neuropsychologist with the AHPRA where relevant).
    2. Approved supervisor status to supervise registrars and provisional psychologists with AHPRA.
  • Experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of substance abuse and/or mental illness
  • Capacity to undertake a range of screening, assessment and design treatment recommendations with clients who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Current knowledge of effective evidence-based interventions appropriate to low prevalence disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorders and substance abuse.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with consumers, families/carers, colleagues and other service providers.
  • Ability to work with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds, and to provide gender sensitive services.
  • Ability to see the person, acknowledge their value and work with their strengths.
  • Well-developed writing skills and an ability to promptly prepare case assessments and other forms of documentation in plain English, suitable for a lay audience.
  • A thorough understanding of the policies and procedures associated with the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation.

For a copy of the position description which outlines the full key selection criteria, please click HERE.

What we can give YOU!

In return we are committed to offering you an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best by:

  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities to upskill clinical expertise.
  • Providing work that is meaningful and challenging, with career development opportunities through project and secondment opportunities and succession planning.
  • Providing career pathways across diverse OHV programs.
  • Access to 24/7 counselling through our Employee Assistance Provider (EAP).
  • Generous leave options such as 48/52 Purchase Leave, Study Leave and Sabbaticals.
  • Flexible working arrangements (arrangements will vary based on role requirements).

In addition to the above, staff will also be provided monthly Clinical Supervision sessions for professional development and personal wellbeing.

Application information

Please apply directly via our careers website (applications via external recruitment websites or via email will not be considered).

Applications should be addressed to Anne Cox and include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Anne Cox, Executive Manager Residential Services on, 0403 192 440 or acox@odyssey.org.au.

We will be assessing applications on a rolling basis and suitable candidates will be shortlisted immediately. This role will close once a suitable candidate has been selected which may be prior to the application deadline, so please don’t wait to apply!

Our commitment to diversity

At OHV we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.

Mandatory COVID vaccinations

In line with OHV's Mandatory Vaccination Policy, all Odyssey House Victoria staff are required to hold Fully Vaccinated (Boosted) status, having also received the Booster Vaccination. Evidence of this minimum of three (3) COVID-19 vaccinations will be requested during the onboarding process and offers will be rescinded where such evidence cannot be provided.

All Odyssey House Victoria sites are smoke free for all employees.