NIRODAH School Psychologist
Role Status: Part-time/fulltime/flexible
Location: Various Melbourne Metro locations (see details below)
Salary: $75-95K (pro rata & based on experience)
Fully registered psychologist
NIRODAH, established in 2009, develops and run positive education programs within schools, sporting clubs, community groups and corporate offices. NIRODAH is regarded as a leading and innovative violence prevention company.
One of NIRODAH’s most successful programs is the provision of high-quality psychology services within specific Victorian schools. Due to the expansion of this program, we currently have vacancies for fully registered psychologists in the following school
- Kismet Primary School, Sunbury (1 day per week)
- Sunbury Secondary College (2 days per week)
- Point Cook Senior Secondary College, (2 days per week)
- Pakenham Secondary College
- Nelson Park Specialist School
Our Psychologists choose to work at 1 or more schools in order to fulfil required days of work wanted by our schools (One Psychologist might choose to work at Rosanna and Bundoora for example, and another may choose to have the variety of the Sunbury based primary and secondary schools). We provide the flexibility to choose the actual days worked wherever possible. We also employ staff on fulltime, part time or contract basis depending upon the different needs of the psychologist.
These roles require a passion for working with school-aged students, and the desire to make a difference at this crucial stage of their development. The role is focussed on the provision of one-on-one counselling services utilising the Medicare Better Access program in most instances. You will also be required to work closely with the school welfare team, parents and in some cases GP’s or support welfare agencies. Specific non-counselling duties may also be negotiated and will vary from school to school. For example, opportunities to contribute to the teaching staff’s professional development.
Our NIRODAH Advance program involves an extra dimension, whereby you are given the opportunity to join our head office facilitators and contribute or be trained on a variety of projects outside of school terms. Specific projects will depend on your skills, interests and opportunities at any one time. See our website www.nirodah.com for further details.
NIRODAH runs a successful suite of violence prevention programs, not just students, but also young men and women, and those within the corporate sector. 2019 is a hugely exciting year for NIRODAH, with expansion opportunities for not just its programs (and markets) but also for every staff member within.
- Full AHPRA registration and eligibility for Medicare registration
- Experience and knowledge of a range of counselling techniques suitable for counselling students are desirable.
- Willingness to provide counselling utilising the Medicare Better Access program.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, especially able to quickly build rapport with students
- Ability to work independently and coherently within a small team
- The desire to utilise and expand broader skill set (within NIRODAH)
- Working with Children’s and Police Checks essential
- Computer/laptop, mobile phone and a current license are required
- APS registration is desirable.
What we offer
- Flexible working practices (wherever possible)
- Opportunities to utilise your counselling skill set without the burden of additional administration paperwork (i.e: billing or seeking referrals)
- Peer support via our NIRODAH psychologist network with regular formal and informal interactions.
- Paid Supervision time for up to 12 hours and paid professional development time for up to 20 hours (both pro rata).
- 6 weeks paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Opportunity during school holidays to contribute to other NIRODAH programs or projects, both utilising and broadening your skillset
- Ongoing Administrative support including all Medicare billing, associated counselling information/forms and school associated liaison.
- A high level of variety within your role, including counselling students, supporting teachers/parents, being a core component of a multidisciplinary Wellbeing Hub and working with highly regarded NIRODAH staff on a variety of stimulating projects.
Start Date: Immediate
We look forward to hearing from you.