NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Location: Tamworth Community Health Service
Position Classification: Psychologist
Remuneration: $74,742 – $109,397 pro rata + 11% superannuation
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ461529
Applications Close: 20th February 2024

Where you’ll be working
We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to come and join our wonderful team at Peel Mental Health Inpatient services including Tamworth Mental Health Units, which is a rural involuntary, acute mental health inpatient unit and the TBasis Unit that is responsible for the provision of specialist care to patients suffering with dementia and neurocognitive issues. The teams consist of passionate mental health specialists who acknowledge the value and richness that all people of different backgrounds can bring and celebrate the diversity in the workforce. We are seeking a permanent part time Clinical Psychologist to join our team.

About the Role
As the Inpatient services Clinical Psychologist you will be responsible for engaging inpatient consumer in short term therapy, provide case formulation on cases and bring a psychological perspective to the multidispliniary team. You will work closely with other allied health and nursing colleagues to delivery therapeutic group programs on the ward.

As a successful applicant, you will have experience working in a mental health setting with the ability to work across the lifespan within Acute Adult Inpatient Mental Health settings. In your role, you will support patients and their families and carers to ensure clinical interventions and service delivery processes are understood and enable patients to make informed decisions in relation to their health needs. You will be supported by the Line Manager and Professional Leads, through regular governance meetings, regular structured clinical supervision, and professional development.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging – Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

Additional Information
  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent part time and temporary part time vacancies.
  • To be eligible for permanent employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.
Need more information?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Priscilla Zifodya on Priscilla.Zifodya@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2

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This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.

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 (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.?

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