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Job Number : 21162
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Autism Spectrum Australia on 21 Apr 2017
Fully Registered Psychologist - autism specific intervention specialist - North East Melbourne, VIC
  • Permanent, part time role, minimum 2 days per week negotiable
  • Approx. $65k to $97k p.a. salary package range including superannuation (pro rata applicable for part time)
  • Tax-effective PBI salary packaging benefits
  • Itinerant role servicing North East Melbourne, VIC

About Aspect: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s largest national specialist autism provider, delivering services to people within NSW, ACT, Victoria & SA.  Aspect provides a range of centre and community based services, focussing on education, early intervention, skills development, community engagement, and self-directed options for people on the autism spectrum.

About the role: Work within a trans-disciplinary team of therapists including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, special educators & social workers. Develop, deliver & evaluate evidence based, individualised services across a range of settings within the specified region. Work with individuals on the autism spectrum &/or other developmental disabilities through individualised school, home & community based programs. Build capacity of families, care givers & the broader community to develop the strengths of each individual & to promote & encourage engagement within their community.

Ideally we are looking for candidates who are active in and have strong networks within this local area. Travel between community settings & home visits within the specified region is required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with families to plan, set goals, deliver & evaluate programs & services
  • Develop programs built on pre-existing family strengths to strengthen the overall functioning of the family unit
  • Deliver programs that are embedded into the every day routine of families
  • Provide strategies for ongoing skills development & social inclusion of each individual on the spectrum
  • Support the development of individuals on the autism spectrum by providing comprehensive, individualised assessments & programs
  • Develop, deliver & evaluate Individualised Family Service Plans in collaboration with families, colleagues & other services
  • Ensure programs & services are underpinned by Positive Behaviour Support strategies & practices
  • Empower families & assist other professionals to understand & promote strengths of individuals on the spectrum
  • Deliver workshops & training to other professionals
  • Work within a trans-disciplinary team & collaborate with internal & external professionals

Essential skills, experience & qualifications:

  • Degree or higher qualification in Psychology
  • Fully registered with AHPRA
  • Sound understanding of contemporary, evidence based approaches to the design & delivery of intervention programs for individuals on the autism spectrum or developmental disabilities
  • Knowledge, skills & experience with family focussed & person centred practice
  • Capacity to work autonomously & as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Current valid driver’s licence & use of own vehicle for business purposes
  • Victorian Working With Children Check clearance for paid employment
  • Current first aid qualification preferred

A police check is a requirement. Aspect will arrange this.

What we offer: A competitive package will be based on relevant qualifications & experience. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free. This means you can increase the value of your take-home pay.

Please apply to view the Position Profile. 

 Aspect is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Contact Details
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Please attach your resume & complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process.

Enquiries should be directed to: Carolynne Regodeiro, Service Coordinator on 0429 312 796.

Please submit applications as soon as possible.

More information about Aspect:

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