Family and Child Psychologist - P2
- Part time - 25 hrs per week untill 30th June 2019 (substantive position 15 hours p.w ongoing)
- Location - West Heidelberg Centre
Banyule Community Health seeks to employ an experienced Family and Child Psychologist to join an established multidisciplinary team, to provide psychological assessment and treatment services to children aged 0-8 years and provide support for families and Allied Health professionals. Enquiries regarding the role can be made to Pauline Courtney - Team Leader tel: 9450-2030
Banyule Community Health (BCH) delivers services to the people of Banyule and surrounding areas from Centres in West Heidelberg and Greensborough and outpostings in the community. BCH works to address social determinants and to improve the health of the community - as well as individuals - through a diverse range of programs that include allied health, drug and alcohol services, health promotion, medical and dental services, counselling, gambler's health, mental health and aboriginal health.
The key responsibilities for this position include:
- Provide psychological assessment and evidence based treatment services to children 0-8 years to enhance their social, emotional and psychological development.
- Participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of intra disciplinary peadiatric group therapy programs
- Support families and children to understand, manage and overcome difficult personal challenges
- Provide support to schools/preschools/childcare in strategies and management of social, emotional and educational needs
- Build capacity for paediatric allied health and mental health clinicians through secondary consultations
Experience and skills required for this role include:
- Highly skilled in the provision of cognitive, behavioural and educational assessments and observation skills
- High level of organizational, oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
- Experience in child and family work, trauma informed practice, parenting programs and school readiness programs
- A solid understanding of attachment theory in context of the child's development and family relationships
- Ability to work as part of a paediatric inter-disciplinary team and across multidisciplinary teams as well as work independently
- Training in circle of security highly advantageous
What we offer:
Banyule Community Health promotes employee health and well being, offers flexible work conditions, generous salary packaging, career and professional training and development opportunities. Clinical staff receive regular clinical supervision and support.
Banyule Community Health is an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring recruitment processes are fair to all candidates.