Psychologist - Mental Health Acute & Continuing Care Team (ACCT) / Community Forensic Team

Employment Type

: Temporary Part Time (up to 30 Jun 2021) Position Classification: Psychologist Remuneration: $37.94 - $50.90 per hr plus super Hours Per Week: 19 Location:
Applications Close: 28 Sep 2020 - 11.59pm

We are unable to sponsor working visas for this position at this time.

Western NSW Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our advertised positions. If you require any assistance with your application or have any questions about this position, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this advertisement.

About the opportunity
You will join one of the world’s leading and connected rural health services as a Psychologist where we are driven by a single goal; healthier rural people - thriving communities. 

Care and wellbeing of our people is at the heart of the Psychologist in Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD).  The Acute & Continuing Care Team (ACCT) provide mental health support for adults (18-64) who are experiencing a mental illness.

The recovery oriented approach is person centred, trauma informed and involves partnering with general health providers and agencies that can offer clients community living supports such as housing, disability services, vocational, social and educational opportunities.

The Team provide inreach and support (the LikeMind Model of Care) which is an innovative mental health service providing a one stop hub and support for people experiencing a mental illness.

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Allowances as per the relevant Award
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices (as appropriate to the position and negotiated with your manager)
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression
  • Where you'll be working
    Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services - Orange, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website 

    The Orange Region has something for everyone at every stage in life. The region has become the destination of choice for tree-changers looking to swap busy city lifestyles for an authentic life balance.

    The region boasts easy access to modern city infrastructure (home to 41000 residents), services and culture, pristine natural environment and an unspoilt natural beauty in the landscape which enjoys four distinct seasons in the year; a full culture, food and arts event calendar and a safe and secure place to live and raise a family as part of a friendly community.

    Regular flights to Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne leave each week and it’s just over a 3 hour drive to Sydney or Canberra. And housing is much, much more affordable than the metropolitan areas.

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    Please apply for this position online by clicking ‘Apply for Job’ at the top of this advertisement.

  • For role related queries or questions please contact Roslyn Dalton on ************* or (02) 6369 2***

  • Talent pool If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 18 months.

    Targeted role
    This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

    Stepping Up – Close the Gap
    The  is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information please contact the AES recruitment team on (02) 6882 8*** or email . Alternatively, applicants can visit for more information.

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