Psychologist, Mental Health & Disability – NDIS

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Ribbon is a grassroots organisation that delivers NDIS services in Victoria. We support people to live the life they want. At Ribbon we believe that everyone can live a life full of happiness and meaning. We are passionate about working with people who live with mental illness and disability.

Our team offers a wide range of innovative programs that promote choice and control. Ribbon is committed to serving the people we work with and the wider community. We work with participants at home or in the community.

Ribbon is an equal opportunity employer that offers flexible working conditions and opportunities to undertake professional training and development. We employ people with lived experience, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in our workforce for their unique talents and experience.

Ribbon’s Values

  • Kindness we treat all people with respect & compassion
  • Co-production we plan, design, deliver & evaluate programs with people who use Ribbon
  • Acceptance we are committed to diversity & human rights
  • Safety we use safe practices in all our work
  • Honesty we are transparent in all our interactions

Employee Benefits

  • We are committed to creating a learning and rewarding environment for staff. All employees have access to:
  • Travel allowance
  • Tools and technology to be a successful therapist- laptop, smart phone, stationery
  • Work insurance
  • Flexible hours
  • Supervision
  • Staff recognition program

About The Role

At Ribbon we are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Psychologist to take on a casual role at our Langhorne St HUB and at participant homes. The work load will include a mix of acute and sub-acute NDIS participants, working across a number of clinical areas as the need arises. Casual requests will at times include single day cover in addition to longer periods, as required. Clinical experience will be highly regarded, particularly the ability to be flexible with regards to availability.

You will

Use psychological therapies and procedures to help participants overcome a range of problems including depression, addiction, anxiety, challenging behaviour, neurological disorders, mental health and learning disabilities. Typical responsibilities of the job include:

  • Assessing participants behaviour and needs via observation, interviews and psychometric tests
  • Developing, administering and monitoring appropriate treatment therapies and strategies
  • Undertaking research
  • Writing reports
  • Providing support and advice to carers
  • Meeting, advising and liaising with other professionals
  • Helping participants to make positive changes to their lives

You are

  • Passionate about allied health professions with a strong focus on advocating for participants through addressing and removing barriers using various models of therapy.
  • Empathetic, resilient, and understanding.
  • Driven to attain high quality outcomes in people’s lives that promote personal agency.
  • Transparent and non-judgmental.
  • Committed to developing your professional identity through providing high quality, person centered therapy supports.

You will have

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Psychology
  • Current registration with APHRA as a Psychologist
  • Clear alignment to our organisation values
  • You’ll need to be a compassionate, empathetic and detail-oriented person
  • Strong experience in delivering trauma informed psychological therapies at a clinical level in your chosen area/s of interest
  • Patience, a passion for helping people and being a team player
  • Genuine desire to provide the best quality care for people with disabilities
  • Demonstrate awareness of disability issues
  • Strong, collaborative interpersonal communication skills with well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • A strong interest and/or experience in working with adult mental health patients
  • A high degree of personal and professional integrity, with a professional approach to managing patients
  • Previous experience with facilitating mental health group programs.

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