Provisional Psychologist

About us

Our vision is that people, everywhere in our community, will experience the power of inclusion through relationships, voice and action.

Our mission is to assist people to reach their potential through innovative and people-focused services.

Our values celebrate inclusiveness and opportunity. Our five core values are Accountability, Equity, Innovation, Integrity and being Participant and young-people focused.

About you

Our Therapeutic Services team is seeking a passionate, flexible and professional Provisional Psychologist for our growing practice. You need to have recognised qualifications and or experience as a Provisional Psychologist and have a current or pending registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA). 

The role

We are a unique practice who strives on truly meeting client needs. We engage with clients from early childhood to late adulthood and are committed to best practice and great clinical outcomes. We work closely with Foster Care services, clients funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and are registered NDIS and Medicare providers. We are seeking someone who can develop, implement and evaluate behaviour management strategies and services to support people with complex needs to live a good life, with the aim of reducing or eliminating restrictive practices.

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology and current registration or eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia to practice as a psychologist.
  • Demonstrated experience and well developed skills in working effectively with children, young people or adults with a range of disability and/ or complex behavioural needs including Mental Health.
  • Ability to work as a team member to consult, and work with staff to support clients who present with challenging behaviours
  • Knowledge of strengths-based practice, as well as family and person-centered approaches
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices
  • Proven record of collaboration across organisational management tiers
  • Ability to be able to travel throughout the organisation’s locations e.g. Tuggerah/ Maitland/ Sydney/ Tamworth
  • Proven ability to work within computer software programs ie Microsoft Office
  • Well- developed analytical, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate across all services to ensure good practice and the maximisation of opportunities to achieve positive outcomes for the clients/participants, families and/or carers.
  • Highly developed and effective written and oral communication, with a proven ability to clearly and logically express ideas
  • Current First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Current NSW Drivers licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in OOHC/ADHC/NDIS or similar field or industry
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to work in Mental Health
  • Experience with a variety of cognitive, developmental and behavioural assessments

Job Benefits

The successful applicant will have access to:

  • Entry level $33.40 per hour - Higher pay points may be applicable based on qualifications and Salary Packaging options
  • Professional development opportunities of minimum $2000 per year.
  • Negotiated extra leave of up to four (4) weeks
  • Flexible work arrangements and opportunities to work from home.

How to apply

Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Kylie Boyraz on 0408 620 ***.

When applying, please ensure you include a cover letter, resume and address the essential selection criteria as part of your application.

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Challenge Community Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.