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Job Number : 28036
Type and Location : Child & Adolescent / Melbourne
Listed By : Sensational Kids on 8 Jul 2019
Superstar Developmental, Ed or Clinical Psych Part Time Wanted

Superstar Counselling, Educational, Developmental or Clinical Psychologist wanted: Part time or full time employment or contracting. Full time @ Ormond, Two - three weekdays + Saturdays available @ Moonee Ponds

Are you a talented, committed and engaging therapist? Please apply!


Sensational Kids is 11 years young and going strong. It is a company based on strong values of integrity, learning, fun, professionalism and innovation. We are an energetic, creative and skilled team and are looking for motivated, friendly and talented Psychologists to join our 6-strong Psychology team.

We see kids aged 0-18 and provide child and family-centred therapy incorporating a range of therapeutic models including DIR Floortime and utilise the Psychodynamic and CBT approaches as well as other models for best practice. We also provide Autism and Psycho-Educational Assessments and are happy to train therapists in the delivery and interpretation of ADOS-2/ ADI-R and other tools.

We would love if you are available to work on Saturdays as we have high demand for these appointments (not essential however). We also need you for 1-3 days during the week or full time at our Ormond site. You will be part of a brilliant team of Speech Pathologists, OTs, Psychologists, Dietitians and Music Therapists. The successful candidates will be working from our Moonee Ponds site and our Ormond site.

As a Psychologist on our team you will provide assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, and support/ training for parents. That’s our bread and butter. You may also be obliged to eat cupcakes if it’s someone’s birthday, attend our awesome end of year party or the many social events we run throughout the year (we have some mean lawn bowlers in the team and even better wine and cheese connoisseurs!) or take part in our whole team training days or frequent PDs.

If this sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee - we don’t discriminate) we’d love to hear from you.

What Sensational Kids Can Offer You:

A warm and friendly team environment with social outings, regular chocolate and a couple of parties thrown in (ie lots of fun)

Client referrals and ongoing provision of clients for a caseload (the work is varied and challenging - keeps it interesting)

Complete administration support including booking of appointments, management of timetables, invoicing and accounts (we help with all the annoying stuff)

Supportive management and collaborative team who induct, train and support our staff (we never stop learning - it's one of our company values!)

The possibility of peer consultation counting towards Professional Development (awesome monthly peer supervision with your fellow Psychs)

A very well-equipped therapy environment (so much equipment we don’t know what to do with it!)

Good remuneration based on experience (we like people to be happy)

Computers, stationery, assessment & therapy equipment as required (easy access to the things that make your job easier)

Therapy assistants across the team to help with resources, support or admin

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Provision of individual therapy with clients

Possible involvement in social skills groups or dyads

Assessment of children for various mental health conditions, cognition, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ADOS-2, ADI-R, WPPSI, WISC, CARS, WIAT-III, Vineland etc) - we can train for ADOS if needed

Report writing in relation to assessments & Medicare requirements

Ongoing liaison with our client's management team (GP, other therapists)

Participation in team meetings as required (lunch provided!)

Opportunity for movement within the clinics, as well as an opportunity for project work and supervision of others. Keeps your job interesting and varied.

Selection Criteria for this position:

Essential Qualifications:

Full registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA - unfortunatey we can't accept Provisional Psychologists. 

Registration with Medicare (assistance provided)

Current Working with Children's Check and National Police Check

Must have own Professional Indemnity Insurance

Knowledge, Skill & Experience

Absolute minimum of 1 years' experience post full registration, must be able to work in Australia. We unfortunatley cannot sponsor overseas applicants. 

Demonstrated skill in counseling and case management of children, adolescents and families

Demonstrated skill and experience in providing Psychological interventions

Strong record management, case note taking skills and ethical practice

Demonstrated ability to engage clients effectively

Willingness to learn/ understand the DIR model as this is what our team uses as a framework

Ability to manage caseload independently but collaboratively in team environment


Sound computer literacy skills

Eligible for Australian Psychological Society Membership

Experience working with or a good understanding of a developmental, play-based model

Strong organizational skills - it helps keen everything in order!

Sensational Kids is an equal opportunity employer. We don’t harass or discriminate and encourage play, fun and laughter.

If you are an independent, flexible, open-minded therapist and want to work somewhere amazing we would love to hear from you.

Please note: This position is not suitable for Provisional Psychologists or new graduates as the caseload can be challenging and we don’t believe in throwing people in the deep end.

For further information, please call Fran Nicholson (Manager) on 9578 7560 or Amber Day (Assistant Manager) on 8560 4050. Please forward your CV and cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria above to the email provided.

Applications close July 26th, 2019.

Position available from August. Earlier start possible.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Job Type: Part-time

Contact Details
Fran Nicholson

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