Faculty of Science
School of Psychology - Gambling Treatment Clinic (Campbelltown)
Reference no. 2431/1117
- Opportunity to provide professional psychological treatment (therapy) to clients with gambling problems
- Located at Campbelltown
- Part-time (0.6 FTE, 3 days per week) fixed term for 12 months, remuneration package: $106Kp.a. pro rata which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super
About the opportunity
The Problem Gambling Psychologist will provide professional psychological treatment (therapy) to clients with gambling problems to support the research outcomes of the project.
In this position, you will:
- provide psychological treatment for clients of the Gambling Treatment Clinic
- take part in a research project
- conduct a thorough assessment of each prospective client
- complete client intake and conduct associated telephone crisis counselling
- undertake group counselling in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
We would like the psychologist to supervise intern psychologists. The psychologist does not need to have undertaken training to become a supervisor, but must have been registered as a psychologist for the past two years and be willing to undertake training to become a supervisor (which will be funded by the University).
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Problem Gambling Psychologist who possesses:
- degree in psychology
- registered with the Psychology Board of Australia
- demonstrable understanding and experience in complying with Good Clinical Practice, regulatory, ethical, privacy and other relevant guidelines
- ability to work in a complex and challenging environment. Experience in the provision of CBT
- experience in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is desirable, but not required as the successful applicant will be provided with training in DBT.
The Gambling Treatment Clinic (GTC) is a free, confidential, face-to-face counselling service operating within the School of Psychology. The clinic operates at different locations: Campbelltown, Camperdown and Lidcombe, it also offers outreach services to other locations (Parramatta, Tahmoor).
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How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.
Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Closing date: 11:30pm 21 December 2017
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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