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Job Number : 26344
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : People & Culture Manager on 8 Jan 2019

About us...

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of free prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk.  With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for 30 years. In 2017 - 2018 we helped over 40,128 Australians; a 17% increase from the year before.

Our unique multidisciplinary teams provide integrated therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, information, advice and referral services, intensive family support and preschools designed for children with additional development needs to ensure we set them up for success at school.

About the job...

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Psychologist to join the team in our Broadmeadows office.  This position is full-time 3 years fixed-term.  

This position is located within our new Integrated Therapy Service (Psychology, Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy).

Responsibilities include: 

  • Providing an outstanding therapeutic service to children, young people and their families in the Broadmeadows area.
  • Encouraging and strengthening supportive relationships with adult caregivers. 
  • Enhancing therapeutic and psychosocial outcomes for children and young people impacted by trauma. 
  • Working with Act for Kids team members, other professionals and agencies to enhance client outcomes. 
  • Provide trauma-informed psychological assessments and interventions as part of an integrated team. 
  • Identify and work toward client goals, and achieve successful case outcomes for clients. 
  • Attend stakeholder meetings for the benefit of clients and development of case plans. 
  • To see the full position description visit:

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About you...

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology.
  • Registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA.
  • National registration as a psychologist is essential and membership of the Australian Psychological Society is desirable. 
  • At least two years’ experience working with children, young people and their families who have been impacted by trauma or experienced abuse and neglect, or at least two years’ experience working in similar roles. 
  • Experience providing individual and group therapy to children, young people and their families. 
  • Clinical and therapeutic understanding of the impacts of trauma on child and family functioning. 
  • Knowledge of current trauma treatment trends and child protection legislation and policy reforms. 
  • A high level of cultural awareness and experience working with families from different cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

About the pay & benefits...

  • The position is classified Level 6.1 - 6.3 under the SCHCADS award. 
  • Salary range is $82,290 - $84,836 per annum (above award) plus 9.5% superannuation. 
  • In addition we have an excellent salary packaging program which offers you the opportunity to significantly increase your take home pay.
  • Join a strong values based organisation with benefits such as Professional Development / Study Assistance / Employee Assistance Program / Paid Parental Leave.

About applying...

To apply please click on the following link:

Closing Date: 16 January 2019

Contact Details
Chris Tanti (Practice Manager)

0427 385 887

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