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Registered Psychologist

Description:

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.  Our services include a range of child and family services, youth services, early intervention, disability and community services, and out of home care (adoptions and foster care) services.

The position of Psychologist is to provide professional counselling support through our general counselling service and our well established Employee Assistance Program Service. This position also provides therapeutic and clinical assessments and interventions; and preventative educational programs to individuals, couples and families, through face-to-face and telephone counselling, including crisis counselling. The Psychologist is part of the Counselling and Clinical Services Team. The position will initially be based in the Muswellbrook office with service provision to also expand to the Singleton and surrounding regions. This position will be under the supervision of the Manager, Counselling & Clinical Services.

Essential Criteria:
  • Fully registered psychologist with AHPRA, with experience in a mental health/counselling setting; and with eligibility to obtain a Medicare provider number
  • Relevant experience in, or capability to, provide individual, family or relationship counselling to clients across the lifespan
  • Experience in the provision of short term counselling support through Employee Assistance Programs as well as long term support utilising a range of therapeutic modalities
  • Experience in, or willingness to provide a variety of psychometric and other assessments (such as autism assessments, cognitive, achievement and developmental assessments)
  • 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 in and outside of the counselling room
  • Ability and/or experience working in a fast paced clinical environment
  • A willingness to work across various sites, depending on need (Muswellbrook & Singleton and other sites as the need arises)
  • Current NSW driver’s licence
Desirable Criteria:
  • Ability to complete all sessions in a timely manner, according to best practice
  • Experience in, or willingness to register as an approved counsellor for Victims of Crime

The position offers a range of benefits including: a friendly and supportive working environment, tax free salary packaging, and professional development.

This position is part-time (3 days per week) with additional days becoming available once the Singleton office is opened.

This position has an end of the 30th June 2019, in line with CatholicCare funding terms. This position falls under the SCHADS Award.


The successful applicant will be required to undertake a national police check, hold a current employee working with children check, complete a health assessment declaration, hold a current NSW drivers license, and have the ability to work within Australia. 

To apply for this position please address the essential and desirable criteria, and provide a resume and current work related referees who can be contacted via telephone.

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

For further information please contact Manager Counselling Family Clinician on 02 4979 1176.

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