Psychologist (Drug and Alcohol) – Part Time International Health and Medical Services


Company description:

International Health and Medical Services (IHMS)

International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) is a large Australian based organisation that specialises in providing compassionate and professional multidisciplinary medical care in challenging environments. We primarily work with governments and large private organisations to deliver industry leading service to patients.
We are globally recognised for our unique expertise and offer fantastic opportunities to undertake meaningful work with patients where others can’t. We offer opportunities for people to learn and grow their skills and knowledge in a caring organisation focusing on professional development and clinical excellence

Job description:

  • Contract Starting ASAP until 10th December 2023 + potential extension
  • Work Part Time, between Monday to Friday, business hours
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team – more than just Drug & Alcohol

Assess and treat Drug &Alcohol and mental health issues. This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced Psychologist to exercise and boost their skills.

The Role

You will provide psychological support services to persons with substance abuse issues in our Immigration Detention centre clinic. Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver evidence-based psychological services through assessment, case formulation and case management, structured interview techniques and therapeutic interventions
  • Triage urgent (or other) referrals; conduct D&A assessments; follow-up persons with severe and enduring D&A issues
  • Identify, assess, and follow up persons at risk; ensure D&A protocols are followed and for people deemed to be ‘at risk’, of withdrawals or overdose, ensure that their needs are met in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Ensure high standards of psychological care are delivered through individual sessions or in group therapy; administration of psychometric instruments and self-report measures etc
  • Ensure that documentation is accurate, precise, and concise
  • Provide clinical reports to internal and external stakeholders at the appropriate scheduled intervals or when required


  • Working with people from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Be recognized, well-acknowledge and rewarded
  • Multidisciplinary, dynamic, and collaborative team
  • Opportunities to expand your career and support an Australian and international network
  • Be part of a large, well respected medical organisation

Profile description:

  • Full working rights in Australia and current general APHRA registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience and experience with working with patient with substance abuse issues
  • History of providing supportive, therapeutic counselling techniques associated with Psychology degree
  • Skills in D&A assessment and intervention (motivational interviewing, CBT, Mindfulness strategies) and MH risk assessment
  • SMART Recovery facilitator – highly desirable or willing to obtain
  • Current First Aid/BLS certificate or willingness to obtain


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Only suitable shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



International Health and Medical Services

Job Salary

Part time