- SA Health – Women’s and Children’s Health Network - Child Protection Services
- Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week, Ongoing - Indicative Total Remuneration $92,017 - $106,446 - AHP2
The Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist provides a range of services for children and families referred to Child Protection Services (CPS).
CPS is a specialist health service in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital that provides a range of comprehensive forensic and clinical psychological services to support children who have allegedly been victims of abuse, maltreatment and crime. In addition to the provision of psychological therapy (both short and long-term), CPS provides a number of assessment services that assist South Australia Police (SAPOL) with criminal investigations and the Department for Child Protection (DCP) with child protection investigations. Some of the services that the Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist provides include forensic assessments of children, parenting capacity assessments, inpatient services, and psychosocial crisis responses. In this role, the Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist delivers psychological services to both children and their families to assist in the prevention of abuse, the promotion of adequate care and protection for children, and recovery from harmful effects of abuse.
As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist also provides psychological consultation to other professionals both within CPS (e.g., paediatricians, social workers) and across other hospitals and agencies (e.g., DCP, SAPOL, hospital emergency departments, General Practitioners, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, other therapeutic services, education services, legal practitioners, and the Youth, Family, and Criminal Courts).
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
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