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Job Number : 28347
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : The Gut Centre on 15 Aug 2019
Child Psychologist (Part-time, 2-4 days)

About The Gut Centre

The Gut Centre was established more than 7 years ago and is Australia’s first and leading clinic to provide evidence-based psychological interventions for patients experiencing disorders of the gut-brain axis. We treat patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) & other gastrointestinal conditions. The Gut Centre also offers Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy to adults and children as young as 5yrs old.

As Australia’s leading clinic in brain-gut psychology, we have a much longer patient waiting list than we would like and therefore have an exciting opportunity for a Child Psychologist looking to take on an immediate case load to join our amazing and supportive team.

About the Role

You will be based at our Kew East location with a requirement for you to work min 2 days per week in total, with potential to quickly grow to a 3rd and 4th day if suitable. Your hours are negotiable, (ie working around school times or half days will be fine as well as before/after hours and Saturdays). You will be providing psychological services to children and adolescents. This position can be offered as an independent contract or salaried role.

In this position, you will be practicing evidence-based, gut-directed psychotherapies to manage gastrointestinal disorders. We have a strong referral base from leading doctors. Due to current demand, the successful applicant will be provided with an immediate caseload to suit their preferred hours, regular individual and group supervision, and the opportunity to work and collaborate with positive and like-minded professionals. 

To be successful you will:

  • Be an AHPRA Registered Psychologist with insurance and eligibility for a Medicare provider number
  • Experience working with children and adolescents (ideally from 5 years old) and a Working with Children’s Check
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially able to quickly build rapport 
  • Have a keen interest in mind-body connection and have existing or interest in developing brain-gut psychology skills
  • Be genuinely caring, positive and committed to high quality patient care
  • Ideally, have training in Hypnotherapy, however if not, you would be required to undertake hypnotherapy training, utilising other therapies such as CBT and mindfulness in the interim.                                             

What we will provide you:

  • Professional development to expand your skill set in brain-gut psychology
  • Fortnightly supervision with leading Clinical Psychologist Dr Jim Kantidakis
  • Opportunity for Professional development in hypnotherapy (if not currently trained)
  • A positive work culture and an awesome team environment.
  • Caseload upon commencement. This is a growth area with great potential and opportunities for the right candidate.
  • Flexible working practices (wherever possible)
  • Opportunities to utilise your counselling skill set without the burden of additional administration paperwork (ie: billing or seeking referrals)

To be considered for this role, please forward your resume to:

Email: katec@thegutcentre.com

Please apply immediately since we will interview as applications come in and won’t wait until the end of the advertised date if we find the right candidate.

Contact Details
Kate Carter




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