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Psychologist

Summary

  • Join our passionate team at Living Learning to make a difference in the lives of our youth
  • Be part of an engaging team that thrives on challenges
  • Full-time position with salary packaging benefits available

About the program

Living Learning is an innovative program within The Hester Hornbrook Academy that provides an high degree of wraparound support for young people who experience mental health challenges and have disengaged from traditional schooling. In addition to The Hester Hornbrook Academy model of student centre applied learning, Living Learning offers mental health, engagement and education supports in an encouraging and caring environment that supports students to work towards educational and future pathway success over a three-year learning journey.

Living Learning utilises a multi-modal approach, and includes 1:1 therapeutic sessions, community outreach work, on campus programs, case coordination, small group work and a range of adventure style programs.

About the role

The Psychologist will join a team with disciplines including psychology, occupational therapy, social work and education. The program is specifically designed to bring together multiple skills sets to ensure each participating student gets a truly individualised response. Innovation and collaboration are the cornerstone of this program

The team has access to multiple support systems and professional development opportunities, including funded external clinical supervision, team clinical supervision and a growing community of practice. We offer flexible work arrangements, with opportunity for a mix of work from home and work from various locations, work vehicles are provided for inter site travel.

If you want to work in a supportive, creative, fast paced and varies role, please get in touch.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Provide psychological counselling, therapy, support and programs for individual students and groups for a range of mental health, emotional and family issues
  • Liaise with parents/carers, staff and external professionals/agencies as required to ensure care of students and appropriate case management
  • Respond to referrals from parent/carers and members of staff and determine appropriate intervention
  • Communicate student needs and case plan as required to parent/carers and relevant staff
  • Assist the Leadership Team in the development and implementation of programs addressing student needs (for example, developmental concerns, personal growth, resilience, transition, social skills, stress management, and mental health issues)

Skills and experience

Essential:

  • Must be fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (AHPRA - Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)
  • Have a current Working with Children Card
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in assessment and diagnosis, preferably in a school environment or with adolescents and parent/carers
  • Demonstrated experience in initiating and implementing mental health, socio-emotional and wellbeing programs
  • Ability to successfully manage a number of diverse tasks in a busy school environment
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development

Desirable:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology (Clinical)
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Familiarity with psychoeducational assessment tools and report writing

Please refer to the position description for the full duties and key selection criteria

How to apply

  • Applications should include a current CV and cover letter. You should also address the key selection criteria (if required).
  • If you are a current MCM employee, please submit your application via the myHR job board
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

For more details or assistance with application submission please email: recruitment@mcm.org.au

Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity Check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Qualification Verification Check, Employment History Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence. All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense. MCM employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 consistent with the Victoria public health orders regarding COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Procedures and applicants will be required to present acceptable proof of their vaccination status as part of their application.

Our commitment to diversity

MCM embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all different backgrounds to apply regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.  We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and lived experience, actively fostering an inclusive workplace.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Position details

  • Date posted

    12 September 2022
  • Closing Date

    12 October 2022
  • Location

    South Melbourne
  • Work type

    Full-time
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