South West Allied Therapies
At South West Allied Therapies, we believe in challenging the status quo and thinking differently in the disability sector. Our vision is to revolutionize the way disability services are delivered by innovating with evidence-based practice. We believe that together we can do incredible things. Our strength is in our shared perspectives, knowledge, skills, resources and connectedness. SWAT is founded upon the relationships we build with each other, our clients, our community and the underlying ecomap that connects all our villages. This is our strength in our mission to create meaningful lives for our clients, our community, and ourselves.
Join the leading provider of functional Capacity Building services to people living in the South West of Western Australia, from Early Intervention to Assistive Technology and home and community-based services.
- Psychologist (Provisional, Registered or Clinical welcome to apply)
- Permanent role
- Fulltime/ Part-time – 38 to 20 hours per week
- Transdiciplinary therapy team, located in Eaton/Bunbury, WA
A fantastic opportunity for a Psychologist to join our innovative team while expanding your clinical expertise and building the capacity of those around you with Evidenced-based Best Practice.
The SWAT work model empowers our team members to be at their best to deliver the best service to our clients and community. We work closely as a team, value open communication and help each other identify and grow our strengths.
The SWAT transdisciplinary team comprises Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Dietitians, Educators, Psychologist and Allied Health Assistants. The multiple disciplines working in the transdisciplinary model allow us to make a significant targeted impact when holistically supporting our clients.
As a psychologist within our transdisciplinary team, you will provide capacity building support to clients in their homes and everyday environments including schools, workplaces, daycares, in our community and at our SWAT premises including our living skills house. The clinical caseload is varied creating a fantastic opportunity to further develop expertise in working with a broad range of clinical diagnoses and support clients to improve their ability to perform everyday tasks. As a psychologist you will be responsible for providing professional, evidence-based services to clients across the lifespan. This will include providing effective individual, family and group talk therapy, determining realistic goals for psychotherapy, performing psycho-diagnostic evaluations, psychometric assessments, providing psychoeducation, demonstrating an understanding of patient needs when devising and implementing treatment. The psychology services will contribute to high quality care to achieve best outcomes for people and their families/significant others. Another focus of this position would be providing training and consultation to the transdisciplinary team members in service development and quality improvement. Experienced therapists may provide leadership to newer therapist in areas relevant to their strengths and expertise.
SKILLS NEEDED FOR THE ROLE
· At SWAT we work with a variety of clients: our services extend into all corners of the South West community, and our clinicians have the flexibility to enjoy a variety of client profiles from depression, anxiety, through to eating disorders, Intellectual disability, PTSD, ASD, chronic and Phantom pain.
· Psychometric and cognitive testing.
· Providing support for clients, families and their support networks through a range of evidence-based interventions e.g. (CBT, ACT and psychoeducation)
· Ability to assess, plan and implement strategies to increase participation in everyday tasks.
· Capacity to develop, modify and evaluate therapy approaches in accordance with evidence-based practice.
· Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to promote teamwork.
· Demonstrated participation in professional and personal development.
- Registration to the Psychology Board of Australia relevant to level (i.e. Provisional, Registered or Clinical).
- Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
- Current Western Australian driver’s license.
- 3-5 years of clinical experience.
- Previous experience working in a community setting
- Previous experience working within the NDIS
- Strong theoretical knowledge base and experience in the areas of disability.
- Demonstrated ability to provide high-level teaching, training and support to team and students.
- Demonstrated understanding and commitment to principles of continuous quality improvement.
- Regular clinical and operational supervision through our Practice Education Program (PEP)
- Growth and Well-being support through our (Train, Harness, Review, Invest, Value & Evolve) THRiVE Mentoring program.
- Allocation to Support Squad that will help you navigate working on the team.
- Inbuilt 156 Professional Development Hours (approximately 20 days annually).
- Additional 5 days of Study Leave Annually and PD allowance. In the first year, we pay for your Key Worker training ($450) and you have an additional $300. In your second year, you will get another $750. This increases in your 3rd year with us and beyond.
- An opportunity to learn how and be supported in carrying out Quality Improvement initiatives and participate in the SWAT Stretch Goal Program that allows team members to set goals in exchange for other benefits.
- We offer salaries comparable to the HSU WA award, with super on top of your salary and all incentives are on top of your salary.
- IT systems and computers in the workplace.
- Fleet vehicles, mobile and access to an incredible Operations Team.
South West Allied Therapies is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.
We also have opportunities available for Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists