Clinical Psychologist

Updated: 5 days ago
Job Type: PartTime

  • Two part time (0.5FTE) fixed term roles until 31 January 2025 based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

  • Opportunity to contribute to MDMA-assisted therapy for people with comorbid PTSD and alcohol use disorder

  • Base Salary $100,032 - $108,979 + clinical loading (pro rata) and 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Specialty of Addiction Medicine within the Central Clinical School have an exciting opportunity for two part time Clinical Psychologists to join us to support a clinical trial project to examine the efficacy of an MDMA-assisted integrated psychological treatment for traumatic stress and alcohol use led by A/Professor Kirsten Morley. The position will also contribute to the clinical research and dissemination activities of the Edith Collins Centre for Translational Research and in collaboration with The Matilda Centre for Mental Health and Substance Use Research (University of Sydney) and Turning Point (Victoria).

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • conduct individual psychological assessment and manualised therapy to individuals experiencing traumatic stress and problematic alcohol use in accordance with the study manuals and protocols; including maintaining accurate documentation and records

  • conduct MDMA therapy sessions with a co-therapist to individuals experiencing traumatic stress and problematic alcohol use including preparation and integration sessions; including maintaining accurate documentation and records

  • assess for and monitor suicide risk and other adverse events and implement risk management strategies as appropriate

  • coordinate appointments with participants including provision of reminders, and assertively follow-up with participants who have missed treatment sessions.

  • develop referral pathways to the research trial through provision of presentations to health and social services providers and practitioners

  • liaise with healthcare practitioners providing care to research participants to ensure that care is coordinated and there is continuity of care beyond the trial.

  • contribute to the dissemination of findings through reports, conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications

  • ensure the research is conducted to the highest scientific and ethical standards, including maintaining patient confidentiality, and ensuring clinical and research records comply with all ethical, legal and professional requirements, including but not limited to the Australian Psychological Society code of ethics, the USYD Research Code of Conduct and the SLHD ethics committee.

About you

  • tertiary qualifications with relevant work experience

  • eligibility to register as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA

  • demonstrated understanding of the relationship between trauma, substance use and mental health

  • demonstrated experience in clinical trials research (desirable) and an ability to implement structured treatment manuals

  • demonstrated experience in the delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Please note that the University shut down period is from Friday 23 December 2022 to Friday 6 January 2023. Applications and queries will be reviewed once we return from leave.

Applications (including a cover letter outlining which opportunity you are interested in; Clinical, Research or both, together with your CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  

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For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Professor Kirsten Morley, program lead  via . If you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Roshik Prasad, Recruitment Operations, by email to .

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Tuesday 31 January 2023 11:59 PM
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