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Behavioural Support Psychologist- Child Neuropsychiatry Inpatient Unit

Melbourne Metro, VIC

Part Time Ongoing

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Psychologist

Position Summary

PSYCHOLOGIST/ BEHAVIOURAL CLINICIAN: CHILD NEUROPSYCHIATRY INPATIENT UNIT

We are seeking a Behavioural Clinician/ Psychologist for a brand new mental health service!

Be part of an Australian first specialist service

Take advantage of this opportunity to embed a model of care for children with co-existing neurodevelopmental and psychiatric difficulties and their families

Work with an expert multi-disciplinary team dedicated to improving child mental health

Join a centre for excellence with an integrated clinical and research program

Permanent part-time 0.8 EFT

About the Unit

The Child Neuropsychiatry inpatient unit has 8 beds and is a state of the art, purpose-built facility housed in the new Monash Children’s Hospital. The unit will provide emergency admissions and planned assessment admissions for children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disturbance. The model of care is designed to admit the child with a parent / carer to provide greater opportunity for dyadic and family interventions to achieve better outcomes.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Grade 2 Psychologist wanting to work in an innovative service with children, their families, and service providers. The role requires clinical experience and expertise to help create an inpatient culture and model of care that delivers exceptional care to children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, and their families/carers. The Behavioural Clinician will provide expert behavioural assessments, reports and interventions and collaborate closely with the inpatient team and families/carers.

About you

You demonstrate excellent clinical skills in working with children and families who are in distress and face complex issues. You are dedicated to promoting their health and well-being through evidence-based individual and family interventions. You are collaborative, adaptable and positive in your approach. You have experience in behavioural approaches in mental health care and knowledge of developmental psychiatry, autism, intellectual disability and other developmental disorders. You show interest and experience in research and evaluation and strive for service improvement. You are a person who lives Monash Health’s iCARE values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. Any offer of employment will be confirmed on the successful outcome of a Police Check and Working with Children’s Check.

Does this sound like you? Apply now!