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Clinical Lead Psychologist - Cornerstone Youth Services Inc (Devonport)

Cornerstone Youth Services Inc

Location: North West Tasmania       Occupation: Psychology       Position Type: Full Time      

This is a full time opportunity for a Clinical Lead Psychologist to join the Cornerstone Youth Services team in Devonport.

The Position

Position Description:

Clinical Leadership and Clinical Supervision

  • Monitor and lead the ongoing delivery and improvement of high standard, evidence-based care to clients, including appropriate clinical services for young people with mild-moderate mental health difficulties.
  • Provide clinical leadership, consultation and expertise to headspace clinicians and private practitioners in the delivery of specialist mental health care to young people and their families.
  • Providing psychological health assessment and intervention for young people eligible for the headspace program model
  • Assist in the development and review of clinical governance policies and processes.
  • Demonstrate competency in the performance of high quality clinical and technical skills through involvement in direct service delivery.
  • Contribute to the vision, strategic planning, and relevant policy development for the headspace program.
  • Ensure the collection of all relevant data in order to measure deliverables and continuously improve and evaluate the delivery of services at the headspace program.
  • Ensure clinical staff are appropriately oriented and provided with adequate supervision, training and professional development. This may also involve the clinical supervision of tertiary students where applicable.
  • Ensure clinical review meetings occur regularly and that clinical documentation is completed appropriately.
  • Manage clinical resources and rosters in a flexible and efficient manner to effectively manage client loads and to ensure timely and responsive service delivery.
  • Liaise and work closely with CYS staff and external providers, to ensure the effective functioning of the headspace program.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant quality and safety professional and healthcare standards.
  • Lead and participate in clinical quality and safety activities including case reviews, auditing and other practices.
  • Identify and develop processes to manage risks in clinical care, and opportunities for service innovations and improvements.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders involved in the provision of health, mental health and psychosocial services to young people.
  • Participate in relevant training and development activities as an effective team member.
  • Other duties consistent with the position where required and/or requested by management from time to time.

Quality and Safety

  • Ensure compliance with relevant quality and safety professional and healthcare standards.
  • Lead and participate in clinical quality and safety activities including case reviews, auditing and other practices.
  • Identify and develop processes to manage risks in clinical care, and opportunities for service innovations and improvements.

General

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders involved in the provision of health, mental health and psychosocial services to young people.
  • Participate in relevant training and development activities as an effective team member.
  • Other duties consistent with the position where required and/or requested by management from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Note: Applicants without appropriate qualifications and registration with the relevant professional bodies will not be considered.

Essential

  • Tertiary level qualifications in Psychology.
  • Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA).

Desirable

  • Post graduate qualifications in an area related to youth mental health.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  1. Demonstrated experience in mental health service delivery including advanced clinical skills in managing young people at risk: complex clinical triage, assessment and referral and managing risks associated with suicide and violence.
  2. Experience in appropriately working with relevant laws and regulations relevant to the clinical area including child protection and mental health legislation, and informed consent/mature minor principles.
  3. Experience in service innovation/development and maintaining continuous quality improvement including auditing and other clinical review activities.
  4. Demonstrated experience in the leadership of multi-disciplinary teams, including the provision of clinical supervision, and the identification of learning and development needs for clinical staff.
  5. Excellent organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage multiple and competing work tasks and deliver to agreed deadlines.
  6. Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal skills with proven ability in building and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, and presentation of program information to diverse groups.
  7. Sound knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office suite of products and program specific software packages and databases.

Desirable

  1. Experience in the not for profit/non-government sector.
  2. A broad understanding of the mental health service system and primary health care system in Tasmania/ Australia, and knowledge of relevant legislation.
  3. A broad understanding of the challenges and experiences of young people in Australia, including specific community factors.

The Organisation

Cornerstone Youth Services Inc. (CYS) delivers a broad range of services to our community of young people aged 12 to 25 in North and North-West Tasmania. CYS focuses on health promotion, prevention, education, early intervention and developing help-seeking behaviours.

Their services to young people include access to ‘no charge’ GP's, Youth Health Nurses, Drug & Alcohol, Social and Youth Workers and Allied Health. They also provide individual and group support and activities; school programs; advocacy to access many other services to improve general or specific health and well-being.

What's on offer?

Pay and Conditions: Salary will be negotiated based on experience and skills in accordance with the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 (MA000027). The successful applicant will have access to excellent salary packaging benefits, professional development and training allowances, and flexible work arrangements.

Application Instructions

If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, please contact Deirdre Brown, headspace Manager on 0491 200 980.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position please send:

· a cover letter,

· an address to the Selection Criteria, and

· a copy of your CV

to: careers@csys.com.au

Note: Applications close at 5.00pm on 3rd June 2020. Incomplete applications or those submitted through other means will not be considered.

Date advertised: Wednesday 6th May 2020
North West Tasmania

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