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Registered Psychologist - Integrated Therapy Services

Act for Kids

About us...

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of free prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for more than 30 years. In 2019 - 2020 we provided services to 44,894 people, including over 29,000 children.

Our Adelaide Integrated Therapy Service (ITS) is one of our unique multidisciplinary teams, providing integrated therapy for children from 0-17 years of age with developmental and complex trauma. With a strong focus on trauma informed practice, our integrated teams work closely together as well as with local community support services to best support children and their families.

About the job...

We’re looking for a Registered Psychologist to join our Marden team in a permanent part-time, full-time or job-share opportunity, to help children and young people impacted by trauma.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain a client case load providing an outstanding therapeutic service to children, young people and their families in the Marden area.
  • Provide trauma-informed psychological assessments and interventions as part of an integrated team.
  • Identify and work toward client goals, and achieve successful case outcomes for clients.
  • Attend stakeholder meetings for the benefit of clients and development of case plans.
  • Regularly attend and participate in case reviews and other case discussions as required.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with local community and government agencies.

About you...

  • A tertiary qualification in psychology
  • National registration with the Psychology Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Eligibility for a Working With Children Check clearance or exemption based on current professional qualifications and registration.
  • At least two years’ experience working with children, young people and their families who have been impacted by trauma or experienced abuse and neglect, or at least two years’ experience working in similar roles.
  • Experience providing individual and group therapy to children, young people and their families.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and to cultivate a strengths-based approach.
  • A high level of cultural awareness and experience working with families from different cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Health Professional (HP) Level 2 under the Health Professionals and Support Services award;
  • Salary range is $85,651 to $94,750 plus 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time);
  • In addition, as a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

About the benefits...

  • Overall winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 in (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Trauma-informed workplace where staff are passionate about the work we do
  • Clinical flexibility with focus on holistic and relationship-based interventions (e.g. not brief intervention)
  • Regular discipline-specific supervision (with pathway to clinical endorsement)
  • Excellent professional development options (including annual professional development fund opportunities)
  • Paid parental leave and study assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal
  • Excellent family friendly and flexible work environment.

About applying...

Click on ‘Apply for this job’ to submit an application or for more information about the role, contact Jenny Suter on 02 9622 7636 or jenny.suter@actforkids.com.au using the subject line: Registered Psychologist - Integrated Therapy Services enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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