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Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist – Central Australia Aboriginal Congress – Alice Springs

  • Work for an organisation who provides supportive and non-judgemental comprehensive primary health care
  • Work with youth to empower them to improve their own health and wellbeing
  • Base Salary $102,628 - $127,179

VACANCY DETAILS

Are you someone who is interested in working with youth and empowering them through cultural, economic, social and family life to ensure they get to enjoy the best of health and wellbeing?

Rural workforce Agency is partnering with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC) to find a Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist to join their multi-discipline team in Alice Springs. CAAC is an aboriginal community-controlled health service who is committed to the principles of self determination and seek to engage and empower the people of Central Australia.

The Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist role is responsible for conducting neuropsychological assessment providing intervention strategies for Aboriginal children and young people with a range of developmental and learning disorders.

The position is located within the Congress Child and Youth Assessment and Treatment team with the aim to reduce the impact of complex neurodevelopmental conditions in Central Australia including Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder, through early assessment, treatment and management.   

The team consists of a Neuropsychological Registrar, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologists and an Aboriginal Liaison officer. The team works in partnership with paediatricians and other medical specialists from Alice Springs Hospital and allied health professionals. The team is expected to expand to include further allied health and medical services. Linking in with an external provider and research institute, the team is also supported by training and resources specific to FASD diagnostics.

THE LOCATION: Alice Springs

User-added imageAlice Springs is the third largest town in the Northern Territory and is situated roughly in Australia’s geographic centre. The town extends across the usually dry Todd River and is on the northern side of the MacDonnell ranges. The community has access to a full range of shops including a reasonable sized shopping centre, multiple supermarkets and a range of specialty food and retail shops. Additional facilities including a hospital, health centres, police, fire and emergency services, childcare services, schools, university, library and banks.

Alice Springs provides opportunity to explore historic sites, see the work of local artists in Aboriginal art galleries. Join a cultural event or activity or try one of the many adventure activities on offer in the desert landscape.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver culturally responsive clinical neuropsychological services under the lead of the Team Leader Child and Youth Assessment and Treatment across Congress’ comprehensive Primary Health Care service.
  • Conduct neuropsychological assessments informed by knowledge and clinical experience of diversity and intellectual disability.
  • Conduct neuropsychological assessments in the Alice Springs Youth Detention centre with support from Congress’ SEWB service. This may include the provision of reports for court purposes.
  • Travel to congress managed remote clinics to provide psychological assessment services and training including occasional overnight stays;
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team to provide appropriate assessments to clients Develop appropriate treatment recommendations based on assessments and where appropriate/directed engage in the delivery of interventions
  • Apply professional judgement to a complex caseload and contribute to the development of clinical practices, procedures and protocols;
  • Provide clinical supervision to less experienced practitioners;
  • Where appropriate, support clients to be registered with the NDIS
  • Access contemporary knowledge of clinical practice standards including any that relate to Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing service delivery. All aspects of psychological practice should demonstrate cultural competency towards Aboriginal culture. 

SELECTION CRITERIA

To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet the below :-

  • Master’s degree or higher in Clinical Neuropsychology with full registration with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and with Clinical Neuropsychology Endorsement.
  • Demonstrated experience in diagnostic neuropsychological assessments, case formulation and behavioural interventions as well as experience in neuropsychological report writing and developing appropriate recommendations
  • Awareness of Aboriginal culture within Australia’s history, knowledge of cultural sensitivities and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people in conjunction with a willingness to incorporate Aboriginal values into clinical practice.

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Knowledge of NDIS processes
  • Experience providing psychological assessments to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and or people from diverse cultural backgrounds for whom English is their other language
  • Experience in writing court reports
  • AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor Status for Clinical Neuropsychology pathways.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Base Salary $102,628.00 - $127,179.00
  • Full time, 2-year maximum Term Contract
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Access to the Congress health services for you and your family at no cost
  • District allowance and Remote benefits

The successful candidate must be willing to obtain a satisfactory police clearance and working with children’s check (OCHRE) prior to commencement in this role.

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