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Team Leader - Allied Health Drug Health Services

NSW Government - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Psychologist
Remuneration: $97,543 - $119,623 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ238069
Location: Cumberland Hospital

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing The Team Leader will be experienced and innovative with considerable knowledge in Drug Health Service Delivery. The Team Leader will lead a multi-disciplinary team of Allied Health Professionals (Clinical Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists, Neuropsychologist, and Drug and Alcohol Counsellors), daily guidance with practice and operational issues and responsibilities. The Team Leader will provide Clinical Supervision, leadership, guidance and line management ensuring the provision of evidenced based Drug Health services including intake, assessment, case formulation, individual counselling, group therapy, research and education.

The Team Leader position is responsible for provision of professional duties which contribute to the care of consumers and their families under the direct supervision of the Director Allied Health and Director Drug Health Services. These are inclusive of but not limited to provision of comprehensive evidenced-based drug and alcohol clinical services to ensure optimum care is provided to consumers of WSLHD Drug Health Services.
People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations. For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Essential Criteria:
Qualification: Masters or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Forensic Psychology
Registration: General Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Selection Criteria:

  1. Advanced level of clinical skills and demonstrated experience in range of Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Service delivery.
  2. Proven leadership of Allied Health Multidisciplinary Teams including the provision of Clinical Supervision and facilitation of clinical reviews and management of risks.
  3. Extensive knowledge, and proven ability working from a trauma informed and recovery orientated models of care.
  4. Proven experience in providing clinical support, debriefing, and supervision to team members who provide psychosocial interventions to adults with drug and alcohol difficulties and their family.
  5. Proven experience in providing empirically based interventions to Drug and Alcohol consumers including (but not limited to) Relapse prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy & Schema Therapy.
  6. Ability to network effectively with Community groups and external organisations, in offering advice and support in the management and referral pathways for treatment options for drug and alcohol clients.
  7. Demonstrated experience working with executives, clinicians and managers within a large complex environment, with a proven track record in building rapport and establishing trust.
  8. Current NSW Drivers licence.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact Angelo Barbaro on [email protected]

Applications Close: 24th June 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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