Published October 26, 2019
Last Modified October 28, 2019
Eastern Health
481-493 Maroondah Highway, Australia
Job Type
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
November 11, 2019

Job Description

Qualified Social Worker or Registered Psychologist- Turning Point, Specialist Clinical Services, Richmond

  • Permanent Part Time opportunities (Minimum 0.6EFT)
  • Leader in Clinical Service Delivery
  • Friendly, innovative & support team

Are you interested working in the area of Alcohol and Other Drug Services and Addiction Medicine?

Are you interested in working clinically while also being involved in leading edge research and workforce education?

Are you committed to excellence, are resourceful, and value integrity and diversity?

Turning Point's Specialist Clinical Services Telehealth Counsellor may be the career you have been looking for.

We are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic registered psychologist or qualified social worker at Turning Point, Statewide Specialist Clinical Services (SCS) located in Richmond, Victoria. The focus of the position shall be to access a range of telephone and online therapeutic interventions to support individuals with Substance and gambling use concerns.

This position is responsible for the delivery of the Ready 2 Change Telehealth counselling program and Telephone Diversion Counselling. These services work with providing addiction therapeutic options to those who have difficulties with accessing face to face services.

Benefits of working at Turning Point:

Shall provide on the job training and academic opportunities to expand you addiction health skills

  • Leader in Addiction Clinical Service Practice, Research and Workforce Development
  • Leader in Clinical Service Delivery
  • Friendly, innovative & supportive team
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals and university links

If you have the ability and drive to make a difference take hold of this opportunity and apply today!

For full details refer to the attached Position Description and direct all enquiries to the contact person listed.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Please submit all applications online.

Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

 Eastern Health Values:  Patients First: Agility: Humility: Respect: Kindness: Excellence

Key Selection Criteria


  • Holds a degree qualification in Social Work that has been approved by the Australian Association of
  • Social Workers for membership as a social worker. Maintains compliance with the AASW Continuing
    Professional Development Policy in order to meet the Eastern Health Allied Health credentialing
  • Full registration or eligibility for full registration as a Psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Hold a Masters or Doctoral coursework qualification in Clinical Psychology that has been
    approved by the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Registration endorsement, eligibility for endorsement or working towards endorsement, in
  • Approved Area of Practice of Clinical Psychology.
  • A minimum 1 year’s experience as a qualified social worker.
  • Sound theoretical knowledge of social work assessment and interventions in mental health.
  • Demonstrated ability in the delivery and evaluation of a range of high quality psychology/social work
    services to consumers, families and carers within addiction health settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing assessment, information and advice, referral and counselling
    including managing a client caseload.
  • Proven ability in working as a specialist clinician within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills in addition to written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Computer literacy, with competence in the use of Microsoft Word for Windows, Excel, Access,
  • Outlook and the Internet. This includes typing proficiency for the delivery of online services.
  • Commitment to enhancing professional standards and work practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supervised practice.
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Capable of effectively representing the organisation in internal and external forums.

Knowledge and Understanding:

  •  National Standards (NSQHS 2012).
  • Clinical functions and standard work for the relevant practice area.
  • Victorian and National Legislation governing area of practice (e.g. Mental Health Act, Vic 2014).
  • Competence in clinical practice congruent with level of qualification, experience and relevant
    clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and reflective practice.
  • Organisational skills, with the ability to work autonomously, within nursing/ midwifery teams and multi-disciplinary teams.


  • Exhibit behaviour which reflects the EH values and respective disciplines codes and standards.
  • Contribute to the professional development of others, in particular the student workforce.
  • Commitment to support the management of the unit/service and work in a consultative and
    flexible manner.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback, in the context of professional practice and behaviour.


  • An ability to demonstrate initiative and innovation, ability to work in a changing environment with
    flexibility and problem-solving skills.
  • Motivation to undertake training and enhance knowledge of medication-assisted treatment of
    opioid use disorders; dual diagnosis treatment; and the alcohol and other drug treatment sector.
  • Experience in providing education, training and research.
  • Advanced computer literacy.
  • Experience of working in a Mental Health or highly acute settings, such as Emergency
  • Department, where clients and patients can sometimes require de-escalation and other
    aggression management interventions.