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Job Number : 23656
Type and Location : Psychologist / Sydney
Listed By : KYDS Youth Development Services Inc. on 13 Feb 2018


KYDS Youth Development Service is an award-winning community-based charity committed to providing free counselling to young people (12 – 18 years) and their families living in Northern Sydney. Our Clinical Services team is made up of a dedicated group of Counsellors, Psychologists, Intern Counsellors and Volunteers, who provide high quality and innovative approaches to working with a range of difficulties that young people and families face.

KYDS is seeking a Psychologist who has a passion for making a difference to the lives of young people and a desire to contribute to the further development of the service.  Our organisation provides opportunities for learning and professional development, as well as valuing the learning that happens between team members. Our aim is to ensure that KYDS is a place where young people and families feel supported and have a sense of their experiences being understood, as a way of bringing about change. The role of the Psychologist will be to offer individual therapy to young people, parental support and/or family-based interventions. In addition, the successful candidate will facilitate and contribute to the evolution of a range of workshops and group-based programs, which are run both on-site and in the community (e.g. schools).

For more information please check out our website:

If you have any questions about the role please contact Dr Anthony Rigney, Clinical Services Manager, 9416 0900. We encourage enquiries from potential candidates and are happy to answer any questions about our service.

Applications close: Monday 5 March 2018

Full-time position
Salary in accordance with current Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010, with generous PBI salary packaging available.

Essential Criteria

  • Full registration with AHPRA and a Medicare provider number or eligible to obtain.
  • Experience working with adolescents and their families.
  • Extensive knowledge and competency of a broad range of therapeutic modalities.
  • Experience delivering group programs, workshops and/or presentations.
  • Excellent communication skills, including being comfortable with public speaking.
  • Demonstrated capacity to maintain professional and ethical standards.

Preferred Criteria

  • Membership with APS.
  • Current (or eligible to be) supervisor for provisional psychologists and/or counsellors.
  • Experience in managing electronic notes, files and correspondence.

Desired Qualities

  • The ability to work flexibly and adapt as needed.
  • Enjoy working in a team environment and working collaboratively with other agencies.
  • Able to engage with and support young people in making decisions that will impact on their lives.

The successful applicant will also require:

  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Police Check

Please note that rates of pay for this role are in line with the Health Professionals and Support Service Award 2010.



Contact Details
Anthony Rigney, Clinical Services Manager

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