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Mental Health Clinician

McAuley Community Services for Women
  • Independent Contractor
  • Remuneration: $120 -130 per hour

McAuley Community Services for Women is seeking an independent contractor to deliver 18 free psychological interventions for women and children who are homeless due to family violence and mental illness. Depending on the applicants availability, we are happy to consider 2 to 3 independent contractors.

About Us

McAuley is a ministry of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea. We are committed to the creation of a world in which violence and homelessness can be eradicated and in which women and children can participate on their own terms; safe, supported and empowered to achieve their highest potential.

Our Psychological Service

McAuley, in collaboration with the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN), will provide a specialist counselling program called Targeted Psychological Support Services (TPSS). The program will provide up to 18 free psychological interventions for women and children who are homeless due to family violence and mental illness. The 18 sessions are per client and can be delivered over a 12 month period or less.

About the role

For this position, we are only accepting female applicants.

We are seeking registered private practitioners to deliver psychological intervention.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A passion for helping women and children recover from violence and abuse,
  • A genuine interest in empowering women and children,
  • Demonstrated capacity to draw on strong evidence-based frameworks suited to the sessions and the time limited nature of the program, such as cognitive process therapy,
  • Proven ability to build rapport and trust, and
  • Experience in delivering high quality trauma informed practice.

An existing Medicare provider number is not required, as referrals will come via a Mental Health Care plan. A CAREinMIND referral form will be utilised.


Remuneration will be based on each 60-minute session delivered $120 – 130 per hour, depending on your qualifications.

  • Psychologist /mental health nurse / social worker $120 per hour
  • Clinical psychologist $ 130 per hour

Mandatory Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • An Australian Business Number (ABN).
  • Full registration with AHPRA As a Psychologist or Nurse or AASW registered Social Worker
  • Registration to work with children and Working with Children Check
  • Excellent counselling skills drawn from evidence-based frameworks and experience providing psychological services to people experiencing trauma/family violence /homelessness
  • Maintenance of professional standard case notes, file management and upholding of all required legal and ethical standards as outlined by relevant registration bodies and legislation policies applicable to registered allied health providers
  • Excellent planning and organisational ability coupled with the ability to self-manage and work autonomously
  • Ability to align with the values of McAuley Community Services for Women
  • Access to a device with webcam and microphone.

How to apply:

Submit your application through our career page by clicking Apply Now.

For further information, contact Maria Varkopoulos, Manager Community Service, on 0437 827 851.

To be considered for this position, applications must address the mandatory requirements listed above.

Successful appointment to this position will be subject to a National (and international if applicable) Police check.


McAuley Community Services for Women values diversity and encourages applications from all backgrounds.

A child-safe organisation

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children supported by our services. Read more about how we work to ensure that the individuality and best interests of children are promoted and respected.


McAuley Community Services for Women were granted an EEO exemption No. A209/2012. This was to assist in attracting the most suitable candidates in our recruitment and selection process. This exemption is used to provide legal grounds for the organisation to accept applications from women only for specific positions in the organisation namely positions where the employee is required to work 1 on 1 with vulnerable women/children.

We seek a new Order from the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal in relation to a section 89 exemption from the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This will allow us to continue to legally seek applications from women only for identified positions in our recruitment and selection process.

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