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Position Details
Reference Number 429548
Position Title Clinical/Forensic Psychologist Drug & Alcohol Service
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 09/04/2019)
Entity Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Geographical Location Various
Advertised Award/Classification Clinical Psychologist
Salary $1,774.00 - $2,175.57
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

To provide evidence-based drug and alcohol services including psychological assessments and interventions to patients accessing the Nepean Blue Mountains LHD Drug and Alcohol Service.



Together, Achieving Better Health

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals.  We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 

See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FVDzrwYZI


To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NepeanBlueMtsLHD

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/


About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role.  You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.


To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.

Selection Criteria 1. Masters or Doctoral degree in Clinical or Forensic Psychology, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and endorsement or working towards endorsement as a clinical or forensic psychologist (as appropriate to postgraduate qualification).

2. Demonstrated clinical experience in the provision of drug & alcohol assessments and evidence based interventions for alcohol and other drug using patients.

3. High level of competence in the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence based psychological, cognitive/behaviour management and counselling interventions for patients with substance abuse problems.

4. An ability to liaise with a range of relevant agencies and departments of the Local Health District.

5. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. This includes demonstrated ability to build a strong and positive work culture within a team.

6. Proven high quality computer literacy, clinical documentation and verbal communication skills.

7. Current NSW drivers licence.

8. Experience in administering psychometric measures pertinent to the drug & alcohol cohort of patients and using this information to inform treatment planning and referral options.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person James Brown
Contact Number 0429396931
Closing Date 15/03/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view