Position Vacant: Psychologist

Growing Early Minds is looking for a Registered Psychologist (General or Clinical) with an interest in paediatrics to join our innovative and supportive Intervention Services team.

About us

Growing Early Minds is a not-for-profit, early intervention and disability support service, based in the heart of Blacktown and Expanding into the Penrith area in late 2022. We are a multidisciplinary service where families can access speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, psychology, and behaviour support all under one roof. Our services are flexible, where we offer in-clinic, mobile and telehealth appointments to our clients.

About our clients/ clientele

  • Children 0-14 years of age with a disability or developmental concerns
  • Parents, teachers, and early childhood educators

About the Role

While no two days are the same, you will be working predominantly with children 0-16 years of age, either in-clinic, mobile or via telehealth. Your caseload will have plenty of variety, delivering assessments and diagnosis, 1:1 therapy, group therapy, parent workshops and training for teachers and child care educators. As a senior therapist, you will be expected to have applied sound theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in advanced diagnosis and therapeutic interventions, be autonomous in provision of professional services in dealing with complex matters within operational guidelines and policies, and ability to review and prepare professional and in-depth service delivery plans and reports. You will provide professional guidance and supervision to new graduates, junior therapists, allied health assistants, students and volunteers. You will provide leadership in terms of local issues and strategy, and contribute to policy development within the organisation.

About the Benefits

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice no matter where you are on your career path, and we offer a great range of benefits when you join our team.

Remuneration and Allowances

  • Attractive above-award salary, competitive against NGO’s and Health sector
  • Incentive scheme with the potential to earn up to an additional $35,000 p.a
  • Salary packaging, claim $15,900 p.a tax-free plus $2,650 towards meals and entertainment
  • Professional Development budget of $2,000 per year (pro-rata) to spend as you choose
  • Monthly external clinical supervision paid, at an agreed amount
  • Travel (km’s) reimbursed for school and home visits
  • Super contributions paid while on parental leave
  • $100 credit towards your first uniform purchase

Opportunities and Career Growth

  • Annual performance reviews with pathways for career progression and promotions
  • Broaden knowledge and skillset by collaborating real-time amongst multidisciplinary team
  • Exposure to a diverse client base to build knowledge across a range of concerns/disabilities
  • Be part of innovative programs such as the work we do with Windaan Aboriginal Services

Caseload and Support

  • Realistic billable hour targets starting from 19hours, much less than our competitors
  • Variety in caseload delivering assessments, therapy, group programs, parent workshops
  • Monthly supervision and mentoring sessions with operations and discipline-specific group

What we supply

  • All therapy equipment, resources and assessments supplied – everything you need!
  • Worksafe Guardian app to ensure your safety while offsite
  • Laptop with Office 365 and mobile
  • Electronic CRM/booking system

Flexibility, Culture and Wellbeing

  • Free counselling through Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Hybrid model approach to service delivery, choose in-clinic, telehealth or mobile
  • Team building events, fun social activities and multiple end-of-year festivities

Other Benefits

  • Develop your professional portfolio by creating blog posts for magazines and online media
  • Free parking onsite across all clinics

About you

Desirable criteria

  • Experience as a psychologist working with children, adolescents, and their families
  • Experience in reviewing and preparing professional and in-depth service delivery plans and reports
  • Experience supervising new graduates, junior therapists, allied health assistants, students or volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to independently problem-solve and set priorities in complex situations
  • Ability to initiate, lead, complete and share quality improvement initiatives and service evaluation processes
  • High level organisational and time management skills

Essential criteria

  • Degree qualifications in Psychology
  • AHPRA registration as a General or Clinical psychologist

Be eligible and willing to obtain prior to commencement:

  • Registration with Medicare
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Current paid Working With Children Check
  • Current NDIS Worker Check
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Own vehicle with comprehensive insurance cover
  • Completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation module ‘Quality, Safety and You’
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

By the way…

Growing Early Minds values diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, people with disability and people seeking flexible working arrangements.

Growing Early Minds is also part of the Growing Potential Ltd group, one of Australia’s longest-running, not-for-profit community service providers with a rich history spanning over 70 years. Visit www.growingpotential.org.au for more information.

How to apply

Feel we could be a good fit? Let’s get started! Send your resume to recruitment@growingearlyminds.org.au

  • Positions available: Full-time, Part-time
  • Applications close: Until positions are filled
  • Interviews: Arranged as soon as possible for the right candidate
  • Commencement date: As soon as practical
  • Other: only successful candidates will be contacted. Internal applicants welcome to apply

Please visit our careers page for more information on our benefits and our difference. If you would like to discuss the position in more detail, please call Cindy Price, Senior Operations Manager, on 0481 917 724. All discussions are held in strict confidence.

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