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Psychologist/Mental Health Social Worker - Townsville

Townsville, Queensland
Job Type
Full Time
4 Oct 2021

Facility Information:
Mates4Mates is one of Australia's most respected charities for veterans and is recognized nationally for providing the most progressive, integrated support programs in the country, helping to rebuild and save lives. Mates4Mates provides support and rehabilitation to current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have been impacted as a result of their service, and their families. Situated at our Townsville Family Recovery Centre this role will work within a multidisciplinary team to support the delivery of psychological services to address mental, emotional and behavioral issues and provide individual and group evidence informed and evidence-based therapies.

Providing a laid back tropical lifestyle that is complemented by capital city comforts, no other Australian city boasts the resilience, diversity, lifestyle and economic potential that the Townsville North Queensland Region enjoys. Known as the Second Capital of Queensland and with a population of approximately 193,601 people, Townsville offers a dynamic lifestyle coupled with strong economic prosperity. Townsville is a thriving precinct with access to a variety of world class education facilities, leading edge health care, affordable housing, unique retailing, spectacular events and entertainment, dining precincts and a wide range of outdoor recreation options. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville's lifestyle is second to none.

Position Description:
The role provides a strongly varied caseload, and opportunity to deliver telehealth, face-to-face, individual and group programs. You will also be working amongst a progressive and motivated clinical team delivering evidence informed treatments - you'll find that no two days are the same. This is a permanent, full-time position. The role will see you, as an experienced and enthusiastic psychologist, work within a multidisciplinary team at our Family Recovery Centre in Townsville, helping veterans and their families move forward from service-related injuries.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering evidence-based individual and group psychological interventions for online and face-to-face delivery.
  • Developing tailored recovery plans, in consultation with our clients, to assist them in achieving the best possible clinical outcomes.
  • Updating current and developing new evidenced-based group workshops across a range of areas including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction.
  • Leading education programs for groups and liaising with relevant internal and external providers as required.
  • Promoting our services to relevant stakeholders to ensure our clients are engaged and aware of the ongoing support they can receive.
  • A varied and interesting clinical load, working in consultation with a multidisciplinary team in a supportive and professional environment.

In this varied and fast-paced role, you'll also be offered professional development opportunities, competitive remuneration and salary packaging options. You will be highly motivated to provide evidence based best practice programs and therapy to our clients. A background in facilitating group programs is advantageous.

Qualifications and Experience:
Essential for success

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology and full registration with AHPRA or membership of AASW as a Mental Health Social Worker
  • Possession of a Medicare provider number or eligibility to apply for one
  • Experienced in the treatment and management of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Ability to develop and implement treatment and recovery plans for individuals and families, as required.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and computer proficiency, including
  • The ability to use client information management systems.
  • Capacity to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team,
  • Demonstrated accountability and proficiency in clinical report writing.
  • Experience and /or knowledge of experiential therapies and the development of psychological programs


  • Direct experience in delivering psychological or related services to current or past serving Defence personnel and their families.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills in delivering evidence-based treatment to people across the lifespan (children to adults) presenting with a wide variety or presentations.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team.

We will also consider psychology new graduates who have completed their studies with the ability to be fully registered.

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  • Job Reference: 389451505-2
  • Date Posted: 4 October 2021
  • Employer: Healthworkforce
  • Location: Townsville, Queensland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mental Health, Other, Social Worker
  • Job Type: Full Time