Job Details
  • Reference383259A_1636621890
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted16 days ago
  • ConsultantFiona Bell

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our client is seeking to engage a Clinical Psychologist on a permanent employment basis.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

As a Clinical Psychologist, you will support NDIS participants, families and Support Workers by clinical interventions and therapeutic supports. You will also provide training and support in behaviour strategies and procedures to family members and Support Workers who are assisting the NDIS participants. In this role you will be expected to work both autonomously and as part of our team. You would be someone with sound leadership skills to manage and guide a team of psychologists (in future).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Service Delivery:

  • Clinical assessments and interventions with the consumers
  • Provide therapeutic supports for participants and carers.
  • Development and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Plans, including supporting/training caregivers to implement strategies in the plan.
  • Provide appropriate clinical reports to the relevant funding bodies. Provide reports to The Court/ Tribunal (if necessary)
  • Provide clinical reports to State/ Territory Senior Practitioner's office re- restrictive practice and attend the Restrictive Practice Panel in the State/ Territory.
  • Complete reports and work towards goals with the participant's NDIS plan
  • Actively participate in professional development and ongoing learning opportunities.
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to the resolution of complex situations that may involve negotiation with multiple service providers.
  • Demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and ability to complete work with minimal direction.
  • Coordinate treatment plans with other healthcare professionals as required.
  • Record, maintain and provide accurate, timely documentation of patient treatment and progress.
  • Maintain professional relationships with consumers in adherence to legislative requirements and guidelines. Establish, build & maintain relationships with external key stakeholders.
  • Engage with community to identify service delivery opportunities.

The Organisation:

  • Understand and implement agency's aims and objectives through competent work practices.
  • Comply with agency's policies and procedures, and with funding guidelines.
  • Adhere to established protocols that exist between agency and other service providers.
  • Follow Occupational Health and Safety standards, guidelines and practices.
  • Participate in the identification of potential and actual hazards and managing risks.
  • Individually contribute to ensure effective communication occurs within the organisation.
  • Participate in annual performance appraisals.

Administration:

  • Ensure client files, case notes and other relevant documents are up to date.
  • Provide weekly report to the Clinical Director/ Managing Director
  • Maintain relevant reports and documents.
  • Adhere to the established protocols that exist between agency and other service providers.
  • Undertake training and professional development with direction from the Clinical/ Managing Director.
  • Participate in internal and external service evaluations.

Other:

  • Actively participate in regular meeting with the Clinical/ Managing Director
  • Assist management with special projects.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Participate in relevant meetings as directed.
  • Other duties as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Experience in conducting comprehensive behaviour assessments and developing plans for NDIS participants.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology
  • Current unconditional membership with AHPRA
  • Minimum 4 years post qualification experience
  • Demonstrate your excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • An understanding of NDIS and completion certificate to prove that you have completed Worker Orientation Module designed by NDIS Quality and Safeguards commission
  • Sound knowledge and understanding about National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Proven ability to work individually and as part of a team to motivate, support and communicate effectively with people who are at risk of harm and/or exhibiting challenging behaviours.
  • Must hold a current driver license.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Fiona Bell on 02 6268 9931 or email Fiona.Bell@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.