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Psychologists | Registered | Clinical | Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

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CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a reputable not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Psychologists | Registered | Clinical | Accredited Mental Health Social Worker


Hamilton or Cardiff, NSW

  • Provide professional clinical services in the Newcastle & Lake Macquarie Regions.
  • Permanent Full-time or Part-time opportunities with flexible work patterns.
  • Receive Salary Packing, up to 3 additional days leave annually & great training.

About Us

We are looking for Psychologists, either Registered or Clinical and/or Accredited Mental Health Social Workers to join our teams either in our new office located in the heart of the Beaumont Street’s café district (The Rosewood Centre, 46 James Street, Hamilton) or with our CatholicCare Cardiff team.

These locations are close to beaches and the Newcastle city centre. They are centrally located for accessibility (public transport) and lifestyle.

You will have diverse clinical opportunities through our well established referral sources, providing general therapeutic services and clinical assessments to a demographic of clients ranging from the most vulnerable people in the community in our funded work, to corporate coaching and training in our EAP fee for service business.

You will benefit from a beautiful clinical space, permanent employment, competitive remuneration, individual and group supervision, external professional development, and flexible hours; all aimed at creating a culture of excellence alongside work life balance.

Additional Benefits include:

  • attractive salary with salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum);
  • receive up to 3 additional days leave annually between the Christmas and New Year Period;
  • paid parental leave;
  • ongoing training and development opportunities;
  • a great friendly environment of dedicated and passionate co-workers;
  • discounted gym membership;
  • and more.

The Role

You will provide clinical services in line with your areas of interest and skill set, primarily counselling and therapy, and ideally some clinical assessments (experience in Autism and/or Cognitive assessments is desirable). It is similar clinical work to what you might encounter in a private practice setting, but with a more sustainable caseload. You will also have the opportunity to give back to your community with some fully subsidised counselling programs.

We are seeking Registered or Clinical Psychologists or Accredited Mental Health Social Workers. Work patterns are tailored to the right candidates - Full or Part-time/Flexible hours and some work from home options available.

Selection Criteria

Please individually address each of the selection criterion below.

Essential Criteria:
  • AHPRA Registered or Clinical Psychologist or qualified in accredited Mental Health;
  • experience in counselling clients with complex clinical needs across the lifespan;
  • highly developed verbal and written communication skills;
  • highly developed interpersonal skills, including: the ability to build rapport with clients; the ability to create a positive client/customer experience;
  • ability and experience working in a fast paced clinical environment;
  • a willingness to work across various sites, depending on need;
  • current Working With Children Check;
  • current driver’s licence.
Desirable Criteria:
  • experience in psychometric and other clinical assessments (such as autism assessments, cognitive, achievement and developmental assessments).

For more information about the role please refer to the attached position description by clicking on the links either above or below this ad or you can contact the Manager, Counselling and Clinical Services, Kelly Pavan on 0408 674 458.

To Apply

To be considered for the position please provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter addressing each of the essential and desirable selection criterion.

*Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria will result in your application not being shortlisted.*

Additional information

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is a child safe organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid Working with Children Check where necessary and comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Positions identified as child related employment at the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian. 

This position has been determined as child related and a current Working With Children Check for paid employment is required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.

Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday, 5 December 2021.

For further information please contact the Manager, Counselling and Clinical Services, Kelly Pavan on 0408 674 458.