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Creating brighter futures for children and their families

Provisional Psychologist

  • 503969
  • Brighton, VIC, Australia
  • Casual
  • Full Time
  • Part Time

We are looking for a passionate Psychologist to join our team at our clinic based in Brighton, VIC.

At our Geelong clinic we provide evidence based Allied Health services and Assessments both in clinic and in the community with potential and opportunities to expand services in the area. The site is centrally located in a very community focused area, is a short walk to cafes, parks, access to public transport and close to many schools.
You will be working with a highly skilled and passionate team of Allied Health Practitioners, have access to regular supervision onsite , coupled with meetings and contact with our broader Teams at our various Clinics and Therapy Centres in Melbourne. You will find you are well supported by our dedicated and bubbly Admin staff.
We believe in building strong connections with the community and promote a nurturing culture within our teams, with a strong sense of trust and shared accountability.
However, it is not all work and no play, our team regularly engage in team building activities, fun weekly staff challenges, team lunches and dinners and socials with our counterparts in Melbourne.

Early Start Australia is a national multidisciplinary allied health organisation committed to delivering evidence-based early intervention and therapy services to children and their families.
As an organisation Early Start Australia prioritises building a fantastic team culture and working with children and their families to make a real difference to everyday lives of our clients.

What we offer you:

Early Start Australia is a national organisation - our clinics offer you the small practice feel with big corporate support. We have friendly and well-organised administration teams booking appointments, invoicing and managing NDIS changes, leaving our therapists to get on with what is most important to them.

When you join us, you will have access to some of the best brains across Australia. Early Start Australia provides additional professional leave days on top of your annual leave; a professional development budget for each therapist; monthly in-house training; and regular supervision.

In addition to a competitive salary and the incredible professional development and supervision on offer, you will also have access to performance incentives, our Mental Health and Wellbeing Program, flexible work options, paid parental leave and a discount marketplace with hundreds of products at reduced prices from groceries to movie tickets.

The Opportunity:

With varied work including assessment, direct intervention and parent support, this is an exciting role for an enthusiastic provisional psychologist. Both internal and external supervision may be provided as well as case consultations and extensive professional development. This role provides a mixed caseload within a morning developmental program and also a general paediatric caseload.

  • Conducting standardised clinical assessments to determine goals/areas of needs;
  • Assess and guide developmental goals for children identified on the autism spectrum or with developmental delay (social, communication, cognition) in both a group and individual settings;
    Providing information, education and support to clients and families to support informed decision making on priorities for intervention;
  • Administer early intervention therapy following the principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and monitor, evaluate and review progress by entering daily data on therapy plan;
  • Developing functional, routine-based goals with clients and families;
  • Providing therapy interventions and resources to clients and families that match evidence based practice to individual/family goals, values and preferences for service provision;
  • Reviewing progress formally in collaboration with individuals and families to celebrate achievement, obtain feedback on services provided and set new priorities;
  • Provide therapy interventions and supports in collaboration with others, particularly within a key worker/transdisciplinary team approach;
  • Providing evidence informed therapy services to clients and NDIS participants building on family/client strengths, needs and priorities;
  • Support inclusion and participation for clients in community activities of their choice;
  • Work closely with key stakeholders and ensure ongoing communication, leadership and support are provided to deliver quality services and supports;
  • Ensure a focus on continuous improvement through regular evaluation, training and review.

What do you need to join?

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology with current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or AASW;
  • Passion for making a difference with a focus on making therapy fun, engaging and meaningful for families!
  • Possess the ability to provide counselling, and offer knowledge of therapeutic interventions, to children, young people and parents who present with issues related to mental health, trauma, behavioural issues, as well as general wellbeing;
  • Experience in completing risk assessments and mental health assessments;
  • Compliance – AHPRA registration, Working with Children Check, National Police Check, NDIS workers screening check, Covid-19 vaccination certificate or exemption, First Aid Training, Driver’s License & Vehicle.

Apply now:

Don’t miss your chance to be part of a growing organisation committed to making a real difference to the everyday lives of children and their families. 

***Closing date is not applicable, candidates are encouraged to apply without delay***

Early Start Australia places a high priority on the principles of respect, equity and diversity. As an employer of choice, we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. 

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