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Job Number : 29707
Type and Location : Manager / Sydney
Listed By : Royal Far West on 4 Feb 2020
Clinical Psychology Manager (Full Time or Part Time)


At Royal Far West, we believe that every child has the right to access the services they need to thrive, no matter where they live. From our base opposite Manly beach in Sydney, we provide multidisciplinary health and disability services for children from rural and remote Australia with developmental, behavioural, learning and mental health difficulties.  Through our range of programs and innovative service delivery models we are changing the landscape of service provision for Australian rural and remote families.

We are passionate about working with country children, their families, schools and local health providers to provide high quality support and improve outcomes. In joining our dynamic and growing team, you will help us to grow and innovate to ensure more country kids can access the care they need.

Royal Far West is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


This is a wonderful leadership opportunity for an experienced clinical psychologist and manager who is passionate about working with children to join the Royal Far West team and make a genuine difference in the lives of Australia’s rural and remote children.

The Clinical Psychology team is part of a large, multidisciplinary clinical team that is committed to clinical excellence, quality improvement and trauma informed, family-centred practice. 

Reporting to the Head of Clinical Services, the Clinical Psychology Manager is responsible for the leadership and management of psychology team, including: clinical leadership, people management, service improvement and delivering quality, integrated, client focused services in line with contemporary professional standards of practice and governance frameworks.  The role carries a small clinical caseload.

You will have the opportunity to lead the clinical psychology team in the delivery of face to face consultations as well as the innovative space of telehealth, and work closely with developmental paediatricians, child and adolescent psychiatrists and other allied health professionals.  There are also plenty of opportunities for professional development and career growth across a variety of programs.

If you are a motivated clinician who enjoys people management, diverse teams, a dynamic environment and would like to lead a talented team of psychologists, then we are looking for you!  


  • Provide leadership and direction for the Psychology team
  • Manage team performance, working closely with the Team Leader
  • Provide adequate supervision and learning opportunities for the team, including identification of skills gaps and development needs across the team.
  • Monitor professional standards, quality of care, and client outcomes and mitigate against organisational risk
  • Manage psychology resourcing with the Program Managers, ensure resources are in place to support high quality, client focused services, and those resources are well targeted and used efficiently
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with other clinical teams, program teams and support functions.
  • Identify, develop and lead innovation / improvement in service delivery within the psychology team
  • Contribute to quality improvement, accreditation and evaluation activities
  • Provide advice and input to new business / contract opportunities, fundraising and reporting.  
  • Provide strategic direction and clinical advice to inform RFW’s organisational strategy and deliver on our strategic pillars;
  • Represent RFW externally through engagement with rural and remote communities, service providers, schools, funding and service partners, and conferences.


Essential criteria

  • APHRA registered and unrestricted general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist
  • Approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Demonstrated experience leading a clinical team or in a health management position
  • Proven ability to be a clinical thought leader and to build effective networks
  • Proven experience in providing clinical support, debriefing and supervision to team members
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills to lead, inspire, support, advocate for and manage a team of clinicians
  • High level organisational/time management skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively with a forward thinking approach
  • Demonstrated clinical experience, alignment and commitment to:
    • children with developmental and learning disorders, mental health, conduct and behavioural disorders
    • trauma-informed practice
    • paediatric health service legislative requirements and industry standards
    • rural and remote and indigenous communities.
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check.       
  • This role has been identified as a Category A employee and requires protection against vaccine specified preventable diseases (forms will be provided for successful applicants)

Desirable Criteria for the role:

  • Substantial experience working as a senior clinical psychologist in an inter-disciplinary / multi-disciplinary team
  • Previous experience in the delivery of psychological services via video link (telecare/ telehealth)
  • At least 3 years’ experience leading a clinical team or in a health management position
  • Experience with developing clinical resources, new service models and contributing to tenders
  • An understanding of health and disability funding models such as Medicare, government, philanthropic grants, and activity based funding.

Part Time (0.8 FTE considered or ‘school hours’) considered


Royal Far West Core Values:

Respect - We value diversity and are sensitive in relationships and to differences.

Integrity - We are open, honest and accountable. We do what we say we will do.

Care - We foster an environment that is supportive and without judgement.

Energy - We apply ourselves energetically, are resilient and encourage innovation


Located in beautiful Manly, we can be accessed by bus, ferry or car. For more information go to


An attractive remuneration package, including a base salary of $127,000-$135,000 (dependant on experience) + 9.5% superannuation and salary packaging, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Royal Far West is a rewarding, meaningful and inspiring workplace which offers a diverse work experience, a knowledgeable health care team and existing projects and initiatives. We strive for a positive and committed workplace culture.


Salary packing allows part of your wages to be paid as a reimbursement of your personal expenses and no income tax is payable on this money. In effect, part of your wage is paid tax free each pay day.

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At Royal Far West we acknowledge the diverse commitments of our employees outside of work and can offer flexible working arrangements to accommodate the needs of these individuals.


If you would like to join our dynamic team then click on this link

For further information please contact Danielle Lloyd on 02 8966 8500. Alternatively a position description is available on the Royal Far West website

Closing date: 5 March 2020

Contact Details
Danielle Lloyd on 02 8966 8500


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