First listed on: 18 March 2024

Research Officer (Clinical Psychologist) - Mental Health


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time, 16 hours per week up until 31/10/2024
Location: Liverpool Hospital Mental Health Service
Position Classification: Clinical Psychologist
Remuneration: $53.23 - $64.88 per hour

Requisition ID: REQ476057
Application Close Date: 
Interview Date Range: 
03/04/2024 – 10/04/2024
Contact Details: Lana Lahifi – 02 9616 4205 |

About You

  • Hardworking and Enthusiastic person who is passionate about research and making a real difference.
  • Exceptional experience in all aspects of research in early child development.
  • Outstanding report and great writing skills.
  • Ability to be flexible.

About the Opportunity 
Liverpool Hospital Mental Health Service is recruiting for a Clinical Psycologist to complement and enhance their current department.

Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.

What You'll be Doing
To provide leadership and research capacity resources to the Head of Academic Unit, Child Psychiatry unit in the Infant child and Adolescent Mental Health Service with aim of improving outcomes for children and adolescents. This will include clinical assessments, both qualitative and quantitative, intake assessments of clinical trial patients, working with families, close liaison with other SWSLHD staff in consumer care, working with other project staff on developing the ehealth interface, ethics, governance and database work. This position will provide research support and the seamless translation of research evidence to Clinical practice and policy where relevant in a preventative framework that would improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Where You'll Be Working 
South Western Sydney is rapidly growing and is a great place for young people and families to build a life. We are close to public transport, a short drive to the beach and the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and Royal National Park.

The area is growing exponentially with many major shopping centers, great entertainment venues and the development of Sydney’s new airport all located within minutes of new housing estates.

As part of the greater Sydney area, we have bustling metropolitan hubs as well as areas that maintain their rural heritage. It is an incredible place to explore with adventure or relaxation are at your fingertips.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Clinical Psychologist: With full registration with a Master’s degree or higher clinical psychology or some other clinical areas recognised in psychology.
  2. Relevant research experience in mental health field, psychology, epidemiology, health services research or relevant discipline, and/or substantial relevant work experience
  3. High level of skills working within a relevant research field with evidence of research output, productivity, and a strong capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team
  4. Demonstrated ability and experience in successful grant applications and industry funding along with excellent report writing and manuscripts preparations for publications
  5. High level statistical skills in two or more of: epidemiology, biostatistics, statistical modelling and capacity to oversee large and complex databases and use up-to-date electronic data management programs
  6. Detailed, practical knowledge of key statistical packages such as SAS, STATA, R, SPSS, M-PLUS, and demonstrated evidence of application with relevant research outputs
  7. Demonstrated leadership skills with excellent interpersonal Communication skills and the relate with a broad range of professional colleagues, Clinical and administrative staff, research partners and research participants
  8. Demonstrated skills in capacity building, research supervision with evidence of research output and demonstrated proficiency in outcome measurement, data collection and evaluation
  9. Attention to detail, accuracy, precision, ability to work unsupervised and take imitative and lead a team
  10. Current unrestricted Australian drivers licence (P2 Licence Acceptable) subject to obtaining NSW drivers licence within 3 months of appointment.

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Additional Information

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
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Workplace Giving Program
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.

Salary Packaging
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.

Transforming Your Experience
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, people with a disability and people from the LGBTQI+ community to apply.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

SWSLHD is committed to driving a child safe culture that upholds children and young people’s rights. We strive to ensure children and young people feel safe, supported and included in their care. Existing staff of SWSLHD and those seeking employment are required to take the safety, welfare and wellbeing

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