Dual Diagnosis Psychologist

Employer: Brisbane Youth Service

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 25 August 2019

Job Description:

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Would you like to help create new futures for young people?

Join Brisbane Youth Service today to make a difference in the lives of Brisbane’s vulnerable young people and their families.

Brisbane Youth Service is a medium-sized incorporated association providing holistic responses to vulnerable young people (aged 12 – 25 years) and young families who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of becoming homeless.

We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds with relevant experience to apply.

BYS promotes work-life balance and provides a supportive team environment and additional benefits such as salary packaging arrangements and a generous five weeks annual leave per year.

The Opportunity

  • Dual Diagnosis Psychologist

  • Temporary Part-time position (4 days per week) until 30 June 2020

  • 60.8 hours per fortnight

Are you a dynamic individual with a commitment to provide and support young people with psychological interventions?

The Dual Diagnosis Psychologist works with to support the recovery processes through the provision of psychological interventions, including one-to-one counselling, suicide risk assessment and follow up support, deliver small group work, and participate in case conferencing.

To undertake the Dual Diagnosis Psychologist role, you will require a tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, or similar. You will also have AHPRA Registration as a General Psychologist (endorsement not required) and you will have a Working with Children Suitability Card (Blue Card) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card and hold a current Queensland driver’s license.

Selection Criteria

To be successful in your application you will need to provide written responses to the following selection criteria:

    • Understanding of and commitment to BYS vision and objectives.
    • Ability to work in alignment with the BYS Practice Framework including a commitment to harm reduction, women’s rights and social justice.
    • Self-reflective and critical thinking skills.
    • Strong communication skills including advocacy.
    • Good planning and organisational skills.
    • Understanding of individual, social and environmental issues affecting young people who use drugs, experience mental health issues, and are homeless or at risk.
    • Detailed understanding of effective interventions for this client group, including underlying principles of these interventions, particularly the recovery orientation model.

Applicants must use the BYS Employment package that can be viewed and downloaded from our website: http://brisyouth.org/get-involved/career-volunteer-opportunities/


Email complete applications to [email protected]

Applications for this position close 5:00pm 25 August 2019



Suburb: Fortitude Valley
Postcode: 4006


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