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Creating brighter futures for children and their families

Psychologist

  • 501373
  • Full Time
  • Part Time

We are looking for a passionate Psychologist to join our team at Brighton, VIC where you would be part of a growing transdisciplinary team. 

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.

You will have the opportunity to develop and extend your clinical practice in a friendly, well supported team in an organisation that values your growth, passion and skills!

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.  

You have the opportunity for flexible working hours, offering permanent part-time or permanent full-time employment.

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, paid parental leave and a discount marketplace with hundreds of products at reduced prices from groceries to movie tickets.

The Opportunity:

Providing early intervention and therapy services to support children and families maximising independence and participation, you will take responsibility to assess, plan, implement and evaluate psychological interventions based on an individual’s sensory, cognitive and physical needs in collaboration with the individuals, families and relevant others. This includes:

  • Conducting standardised clinical assessments to determine goals/areas of needs.
  • To 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.
  • 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.
  • Administer early intervention therapy following the principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).
  • 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.

https://earlystartaustralia.com.au/ 

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