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Job Number : 26646
Type and Location : Educational & Developmental / Brisbane
Listed By : Alta-1 College (QLD) on 11 Feb 2019
Clinical Psychologist


Alta-1 College (QLD)


Clinical Psychologist – Part Time (0.4 FTE)


Term 1 Start


Applications due before C.O.B. Monday 4 March, 2019


In Brief


Alta-1 College QLD is calling for applications from well-qualified, experienced and passionate psychologists who have a heart for at-risk youth and are interested in making a real and lasting difference.


About Alta-1 College


Alta-1 College QLD is an independent Christian, co-educational, Special Assistance School of approximately 50 students co-located with Destiny Church in Caboolture. The college caters for students between 15 and 19 years of age and provides students a pathway to complete secondary education.

Recognising that young people learn best when they feel connected and safe Alta-1 delivers Year 11 and 12 education in a small school environment while also delivering a well-developed therapeutic recovery model. This unique model provides an environment of belonging for the young person encouraging them to acknowledge, confront and resolve negativity while engaging in a journey of healing, restoration, identity formation and purpose finding.

The college intentionally works with disengaged and disadvantaged young people who are considered educationally, behaviourally and socio-emotionally at-risk.

The college was started in Western Australia in 2004 and today Alta-1 College provides education and recovery for over 700 at-risk young people across the nation.

The Opportunity

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a passionate psychologist with relevant experience to join a small and vibrant team of educators and support staff. The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting the socio-emotional needs and welfare of the student cohort through the oversight of the Queensland therapeutic team and the delivery of the Alta-1 Therapeutic Model. The delivery of this model will be in close consultation with the broader therapeutic services team. This position will report directly to the Principal. The college currently requires a 0.4FTE psychologist and would hope to increase this time component in the coming years.


Role and Responsibilities


Leadership of the therapeutic team and implementation of the Alta-1 Therapeutic Model

Delivery of outstanding therapeutic services to students

Support to “on-the-ground” teachers and support staff

Critical incident management

Case management and reporting

Collaboration with external agencies and assisting with funding applications




In order to be considered for this role you will need to demonstrate that you are:


Able to show commitment with integrity to the Christian identity, mission and ethos of thecollege

Passionate about helping disadvantaged young people to improve their lives

A high-level leader with outstanding interpersonal skills

A well-qualified clinical psychologist registered with the Psychologist Board of Australia (AHPRA)

Experienced in working with at-risk youth and families

Able to meet the standard of conduct articulated in the Australian Psychological Society’s Code ofEthics

Willing to deliver therapeutic services in line with the Alta-1 Therapeutic Model

The holder of a Blue Card (or have the ability to obtain one)


Why work for Alta-1 College QLD?


Be at the forefront of helping at-risk youth

Competitive benefits for employees

Alta-1 College QLD offers salary packaging

Experience the Alta-1 “family” work environment

If you are excited by this opportunity and genuinely believe that you can succeed in this role, then please submit your application by e-mail directly to

Karen Clarke at


For more information call Karen Clarke (07) 5301 8008.


Your application will need to include a current resume, a written pastor’s reference, the names of four

referees (three professional, one pastoral) and a one-page covering letter addressing the Requirements.



Applications close 4:00pm on Monday 4 March, 2019


Please note that the College reserves the right to fill this position prior to the closing date.


Contact Details

(07) 5301 8008

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