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Job Number : 29640
Type and Location : Psychologist / Brisbane
Listed By : Act for Kids on 24 Jan 2020
Psychologist (Walk Tall Program)

About us...

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of free prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk.  With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for 30 years. In 2018 - 2019 we provided services to 46,084 people, including over 31,000 children; a 15% increase from the year before.

Our unique multidisciplinary teams provide integrated therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, information, advice and referral services, intensive family support and early learning centres designed for children with additional development needs to ensure we set them up for success at school.

About the job.....

The Psychologist will join a caring, compassionate and friendly team primarily based on the Sunshine Coast (Palmwoods) but also working at Caboolture, one day a week. The role is part-time (0.8FTE) and permanent.

This position will be working in the Walk Tall program, which is funded by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and is delivered by Act for Kids in Palmwoods and Caboolture. Walk Tall aims to enhance psychosocial outcomes for children and young people who have been victims of crime or impacted by crime, based on the existing Act for Kids practice framework. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Providing an outstanding therapeutic service to children, young people and their families.
  • Attend stakeholder meetings for the benefit of clients and develop case plans.
  • Maintain up-to-date output and outcome data for all clients as required by Act for Kids policies and procedures.
  • Being a key representative of Act for Kids and the Walk Tall program on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Maintain and develop your professional skills, through supervision and professional development.

  About you....

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology.
  • National registration as a psychologist is essential and membership of the Australian. Psychological Society is desirable.
  •  A current driver’s license.
  • At least two years’ experience working with children, young people and their families who have been impacted by trauma or experienced abuse and neglect, or at least five years’ experience working in similar roles.

  With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Level 6.1 – 6.3 under the SCHCADS award;
  • Salary range is $86,060 - $89,869 plus 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time).
  • In addition, as a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

 About the benefits...

  • Overall winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 in (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Strong values based organisation
  • Excellent professional development options (including annual professional development fund opportunities)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Study Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal
  • Excellent family friendly and flexible work environment.

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Contact Details
Contact Bianca Heaphy for more information about the role on 07 3202 1488 or bianca.heaphyh@actforkids.com.au



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