Grade 2 Clinical/Forensic Psychologist Monash Health


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Our Journey 

An exciting opportunity exists for a psychologist to join us in the Monash Health Community Youth and Family Team, Forensic Mental Health in Community Health (FMHiCH). FMHiCH provides clinical services to clients on Community Corrections Orders or parole who have a mental health condition on that order or parole. Our aim is to deliver high quality care that promotes individual client’s self-efficacy, independence, and community integration. You will have the opportunity to join a dynamic social work and multi-disciplinary team where you will have a pivotal role in contributing to a positive team culture.  We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to a fair, non-discriminatory workplace that maximises the talent, potential and contribution of all. 

A Day in the Life

This role includes working with complex clinical formulations, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal vulnerabilities. The psychologist supports people who have the following presentations, which fit under the definition of as “mild to moderate” mental health including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma and ADHD. Please note the psychologist does not treat perpetrators of sexual abuse. The psychologist provides outpatient clinic-based appointments around four per day, participates in staff meetings, clinical reviews, and psychology peer meetings. The psychologist conducts risk assessment, safety planning, and appropriate referrals to crisis services when needed (e.g., Psychiatric Triage, 000, etc.). The psychologist, offers secondary consultation advice and support to the team and referrers regarding collaborative formulation, treatment options, ethics, and referral pathway advice. 

You will enjoy the challenges of working with the complexities of mental health to improve individual quality of life and to make a positive difference every day. You will work closely with a range of mental health and health services to effectively co-ordinate client care. This opportunity will see you enjoy a balance of working autonomously and as part of a team, with access to high quality clinical supervision being offered. 

What you bring:  

  • Capacity to work independently and within a team 
  • A friendly and professional attitude 
  • Excellent engagement, relationship, and therapeutic skills 
  • Resilience and strong work ethics 

What you need: 

  • General registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
  • Appropriate post-graduate qualifications (Masters or Doctoral degree) in Clinical or Forensic Psychology in an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited course
  • Hold AHPRA endorsement in Clinical or Forensic psychology, or working towards endorsement
  • Experience working in Mental Health/Forensic settings

In return

We will will support supervision requirements. We offer education and professional development in-house from experienced clinicians. Work within an environment where quality initiatives and research opportunities are promoted. As an organsiaiton we are the biggest employer of psychologists Victoria. Join a supportive team in a fast paced, dynamic environment that is dedicated to safe best practice, passionate about patient-centred care and patient advocacy. You will be challenged, and you will grow your skills, knowledge and be able to promote the profession of psychology in Forensic Mental Health. 

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Roger Volk, Team Leader (0457 119 580) 

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Monash Health is a great place to work! 

In 2022 Monash Health was nominated by LinkedIn as one of the top 25 organisations in Australia to grow your career. 

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including: 

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay 
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program 
  • free vaccination 
  • + more 

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 people work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne. We recognise 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 and iCare values. 

How to Apply 

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit). For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents. 

Please note, applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.