Melbourne Psychology & Counselling (MPC), is located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs (Brunswick, Coburg & Thornbury). We are home to a group of 14 independent psychologists who work with children, adolescents and adults. We have room availability for 1 additional psychologist to join our team. Position is suitable for a clinical psychologist, psychologist or registrar.
Our values - MPC provides a warm, friendly, ethical, and professional environment for clients and psychologists. We seek to provide high quality psychological treatment to our community. Hence we undertake research on the outcomes of our work, learn from each other through peer support and prioritise ongoing skills growth through professional development. To maintain our positive, mutually supportive environment, we are interested in psychologists joining our group for the longer term.
Referrals and presenting issues - MPC has a reliable referral stream from a range of GPs, psychiatrists, local community and services in the Northern suburbs. Psychologists working from MPC have the opportunity to work with a broad range of people and presenting problems. Diaries and client loads can be filled quickly.
MPC services - MPC provides comfortable consulting rooms, a shared resource library and a range of administrative and clinical support services allowing psychologists to fully focus on their clinical work. Psychologists are supported by two highly engaged Directors (both clinical psychologists that see clients at MPC), an intake manager (psychologist who sees clients at MPC) that coordinates triage of new clients, and a reception team. We provide high quality administration, practice management software, marketing and reliable referrals. Our robust intake triage service ensures that new clients are motivated for therapy, leading to greater client retention. We have a mentorship program, provided by the directors, for early career psychologists, or psychologists new to private practice. MPC also provides opportunities for professional development, and peer supervision led by an experienced clinical psychologist independent of MPC.
Our team - Psychologists at MPC enjoy working with a range of interests and practice from a variety of modalities. While some have been in private practice for more than 10 years, others are early career clinicians completing their registrar program. We all value collegiality, learning and collaboration. Peer support is available from each other on site, and the team attends regular professional development and social events. We undertake an annual review of our services and team welfare. Overwhelmingly psychologists tell us that they feel supported and enjoy the team environment at MPC. To see testimonials from psychologists working at MPC about their experience, please take a look at our website (https://www.melbournepsychologyandcounselling.com.au/join-us).
Your role - You would be working from MPC rooms as an independent psychologist with full autonomy over your clinical approach, hours worked, and preferred client presentations/therapeutic modalities. If you are an early career psychologist you are eligible for mentoring with one of the Director’s (both registered supervisors with long standing experience in private practice).
Early Career Psychologists - MPC offers additional support to early career psychologists as they transition into private practice. We provide regular individual mentoring/supervision with one of the Directors (both Clinical Psychologists & board-registered supervisors). We also employ a highly experienced external supervisor who runs a monthly group supervision program for early career psychologists at MPC.
COVID-19 - MPC is committed to providing a safe workplace for clinicians, staff and clients. We have developed a COVID Safe Plan which is regularly updated to comply with all Victorian Government health requirements. Your initial work with MPC will likely consist of primarily telehealth sessions with later transition to face to face sessions with clients. Consulting rooms are fully set up to support onsite telehealth provision, or you may prefer to work from home. We are not at present consulting from our rooms that are co-located with GP clinics .
To complement the skills of the current group, we are looking for independent psychologists who possess the following skills and attributes:
Fully registered with AHPRA and current professional indemnity insurance.
Eligible for Medicare rebates under the Better Access Scheme.
Experience working with clients in private practice, community agency or public mental health.
Demonstrated experience managing varied client load with a variety of presenting issues.
Proven ability to produce timely and high quality correspondence to referrers.
Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional development and growth.
Valued additional attributes:
Demonstrated experience or interest in working with trauma related difficulties and/or obsessive-compulsive & related disorders, and/or
Demonstrated experience or interest in working with children & adolescents, and their families, and/or
Demonstrated experience or interest in working with LGBTIQ+ clients and their families, and/or
Demonstrated experience or interest in working with couples.