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provisional PSYCHOLOGIST POSITION

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WE'RE HIRING

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and driven provisional psychologist to join our team on a part-time basis. In this role, you will provide high-quality service to a diverse group of clients including children experiencing social, emotional and cognitive difficulties.

A great opportunity for a provisional psychologist looking for a dynamic role with clear career advancement pathways.

About Soaring Health

WHY CHOOSE US?
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Diversity

A diverse client base across the lifespan to expand your professional skills and knowledge. 

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Support

A supportive, collaborative, inspiring team culture with formal mentoring programs, professional development pathways and team activities. 

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Facilities

Dynamic, modern, state-of-the-art clinics and clinic facilities with cutting-edge resources and technology.

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Balance

A strong emphasis on employee work-life balance and wellbeing (we practise what we preach).

What it’s like to work at Soaring Health

When you work at Soaring Health, every day is different. A diverse client base across our Sports, Wellness and Community divisions ensures that your professional skills and knowledge will be constantly expanded. What doesn’t change is the supportive and inspiring team culture, where practitioners work together and learn from one another to achieve the best client outcomes. Oh, and while our work environment is dynamic, fast-paced and run to the highest professional standards, we also have a lot of fun while celebrating each other’s successes and sharing in the satisfaction of enriching lives. As you’d expect, we also promote employee work-life balance and wellbeing (we practise what we preach).

Position overview

This position encompasses psychology services in our state-of-the-art facilities:

  • Position: Part-time
  • Pay: Hourly (based on experience)
  • Location: Thomastown, Craigieburn, Templestowe Lower or remote (flexible arrangement)
  • Starting date: October 2021 / December 2021 / January 2022
  • Caseload: Select the caseload you prefer
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Full autonomy

  • Flexible hours: Select the hours you want to work, meeting minimum hours
  • Flexible work style: Select from clinical, community and remote work each week
  • Flexible caseload: Select which clients and conditions you prefer
    • – Paediatrics
    • – Depression and PTSD
    • – Parent and teacher coaching
    • – Children and adolescents
    • – ASD assessments

About the opportunity

  • Ongoing role in a supportive environment
  • Flexible working hours (clinic is open 8am-8pm weekdays and 8am-6pm weekends)
  • Great opportunity for career development
  • Vibrant multimodal team environment

Why join us

    • Attractive remuneration: Above award salary package with regular performance appraisal
    • Flexible caseload: Select your favourite types of clients or a mixed caseload (e.g. peads, adults, disability, community, assistive technology, families)
    • Flexible work style: Select from clinical, community, in-home, telehealth or mixed consult types
    • Great team culture: Enjoy working within a friendly team with regular social and celebratory events
  • Work/life balance: Flexible working hours with a complimentary gym membership
  • Company allowances: Mobile phone provided and use of the company car
  • Work close to home: Clinics located in central Templestowe Lower, Thomastown, and Craigieburn with public transport nearby and parking on site
  • Career progression: Clear career development pathways
  • Modern therapy resources: Latest resources including advanced technology (including VR headset therapy)

Position objectives

As a provisional psychologist, you will participate as a member of the Soaring Health team in providing psychological interventions to clients from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds including children who are experiencing social and emotional as well as cognitive difficulties. Objectives within this role include:

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  • To undertake comprehensive assessment of clients, including client background, problem behaviours, presenting symptoms, precipitating factors, perpetuating factors and protective factors
  • To liaise with other health professionals (e.g. GP/psychiatrist/ speech pathologist) as appropriate in order to ensure comprehensive assessment and duty of care to Soaring Health clients
  • To develop and formulate clear diagnoses using DSM-5 and other psychometric tools (to be signed and approved by supervisor)
  • To undertake cognitive assessments and write reports
  • To conduct CBT, ACT and other evidence-based interventions with clients
  • To develop treatment plans to implement appropriate intervention strategies and treat complex needs of clients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other behavioural challenges
  • To write formal reports summarising all relevant information when directed to do so
  • To provide a skilled counselling response to Soaring Health clients; the focus is on brief counselling, from single session to approximately 6 sessions, but with the facility to carry some long-term clients
  • To work in accordance with Soaring Health’s counselling policies and procedures to provide appropriate high-quality care to clients
  • To participate in individual supervision and group supervision
  • To provide, where appropriate, information about and/or referral to other services to assist in meeting clients’ needs, including co-located services
  • To keep confidential, accurate and timely case notes in accordance with Soaring Health guidelines, as well as recording data on Soaring Health’s database
  • To maintain client confidentiality and abide by ethical guidelines proposed by the Australian Psychological Society
  • To adhere to the NDIS code of conduct
  • To perform other duties as negotiated with the Director, Counselling and Family Services

Skills and competency requirements

Essential skills and competencies

  • MUST reside in and hold full working rights in Australia
  • Have undertaken approved and accredited study for registration as a provisional psychologist and a placement agreement and to have received approval by the Psychologist Registration Board of Victoria for an internship year
  • Knowledge and skills in the provision of psychological interventions, appropriate to the individual’s stage of development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to work both as part of a multidisciplinary team and individually as required
  • Understanding of working within a community agency, including sensitivity to the needs of disadvantaged or traumatised members of the community
  • Excellent computer literacy skills and time management skills

Desirable but not essential

  • Special interest in working with paediatric clients, including those with developmental delay and autism, is highly favourable but not essential
  • Speaking a second language fluently

To apply, email your resume to careers@soaringhealth.com.au or upload here:

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