4 Oct 2018

Part-Time Staff Specialist – Cognitive Impairment Diversion Program up to 30/06/2019

Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network – Central Coast

Job Description

Staff Specialist – Cognitive Impairment Diversion Program up to 30/06/2019
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
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Gosford NSW
Part-time, Temporary
The purpose of this position primarily is to provide clinical leadership and support to Clinical Psychologists working in the Cognitive Impairment Diversion Program (CIDP) located at Penrith and Gosford Local Courts.
The key objectives of the CIDP are to:

Provide clinical identification and specialist cognitive testing for persons with cognitive disabilities to enable the Court to make well informed diversionary decisions without delay
Work in partnerships with both government and non-government organisations to provide an efficient and effective pathway to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people assessed as having an cognitive disability to minimise their unnecessary exposure to the criminal justice system
Increase Magistrates’ use of diversion orders for people with mental health and cognitive impairment who appear before court for low level, early offending to reduce further offending and improve health outcomes for those diverted.
Develop strong working relationships with relevant Criminal Justice stakeholders including Department of Justice, Police, Department of Police Prosecutors, Legal Aid and Aboriginal Legal Service, Corrective Services New South Wales (CSNSW) the Local Health Districts (LHDs), the NDIS, National Disability Insurance Agencies (NDIA) and a range of disability support providers.

In addition the position may provide of clinical services and clinical supervision to the SCCLS operating in twenty two local courts throughout NSW. These courts include Bankstown. Blacktown, Burwood, Central, Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Downing Centre, Dubbo, Gosford, Lismore, Liverpool, Nowra/Milton, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie/Kempsey, Sutherland, Tamworth, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Wyong.
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network is a state-wide Specialty Health Network delivering health care to adults and young people in contact with the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems across community, inpatient and custodial settings. An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic applicant to join our professional team in an expanding and dynamic service. Challenge yourself; why not consider working within our unique health care environment.
We offer great Salary packaging and Fitness Passport to eligible staff to enhance benefits.
Additional Allowances apply to this position

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Selection Criteria 1. Current registration with the NSW Medical Board or ability to obtain registration

2. Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or ability to obtain registration

3. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in forensic psychiatry, public psychiatry, cognitive impairment (including intellectual disability and acquired brain injury), major mental illness, drug and alcohol dependence, severe personality disorder, suicide and issues of self-harm in custody, childhood and sexual abuse issues.

4. A thorough working knowledge of the NSW Mental Health Act 2007, the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990, the Crimes Sentencing Act, particularly in relation to forensic patients.

5. Knowledge of the New South Wales disability sector, including the NDIS, and the public psychiatry hospital system and community mental health facilities in NSW.

6. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.

7. Ability to carry out assessment and diagnostic interviews for the purpose of providing lucid and comprehensive psychological and psychiatric reports for JH&FMHN, Courts, Solicitors, Probation and Parole and various authorities and agencies.

8. Experience in and understanding of partnerships with consumers, carers, disability and health related organizations in the non-government and government sector.
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

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