Closes: 25 June 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 1
Salary: $63,671 - $83,418 plus superannuation
Position No: 19656 - 01WDC
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 June 2021
Contact Officer: Gillian Sharp on Gillian.Sharp@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1813
Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
ACT Forensic Mental Health Services is seeking an early career psychologist or psychology registrar to join our Custodial Mental Health Service working with adults and young people in the ACT’s two custodial centres, the Alexander Maconochie Centre and Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.
If you are enthusiastic and adaptable, and keen to develop your skills and expertise in psychology by working with a broad range of clients in a complex environment, then Forensic Mental Health is for you. Psychologists working within FMHS are supported via access to regular clinical supervision by Board of Psychology Approved Supervisors, a collaborative and multidisciplinary team environment, and ongoing professional development and training.
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/
Forensic Mental Health Services is a unit of Justice Health Services which is responsible for the delivery of high quality mental health care to mental health clients who have a history of, are currently involved with, or are at high risk of becoming involved with, the criminal justice system.
FMHS provides mental health care across the lifespan and across a range of settings, including a centralised community health facility, youth and adult custodial facilities, off campus community liaison, and court settings. The care provided is underpinned by the National Principles for Forensic Mental Health Services. The service aims to provide collaborative care guided by principles of Recovery and involving the consumer, their carers and other key services.
Psychologists working within Mental Health services are eligible for an additional allowance in addition to the base salary for Health Professionals. For full details of employment conditions and remuneration, please refer to the Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement: https://healthhub.act.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-09/Health-Professional-Enterprise-Agreement-2018-2021.pdf
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
Notes: This is a temporary part-time position at (22.05) hours per week available for 12 months. The above full-time salary will be pro-rata.