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Job Number : 32724
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Fernhills Clinic on 22 Feb 2021
PSYCHOLOGISTS- Ongoing Contract Positions

Fernhills Clinic is a busy mental health private practice with clinics located in Ferntree Gully, Boronia and Ringwood. We currently have a team of 25 psychologists working across our three locations, however with a consistently high number of referrals, a considerable waiting list, and the increased demand for mental health services as a result of Covid-19, we are keen to welcome additional contractors to our team who are driven to provide positive support & outcomes for their clients.

We are currently looking for Psychologists who will work exclusively with children, as well as Psychologists who wish to work with adult clients only. Contract positions at Fernhills Clinic include fortnightly supervision (if desired) and offer an opportunity to work in a friendly supportive team, with fair & reasonable room rental charges.

About the roles

-          Child Psychologist

We are seeking an experienced child psychologist to work with children from 5 years of age upwards. The successful applicant will be comfortable seeing clients with a wide range of mental health presentations with skills in various areas of therapy and/or assessment, and work in conjunction with parents/carers, schools and any other health professionals where appropriate, to provide the best outcome for their clients.

Child Psychologists at Fernhills work from our play therapy consulting rooms that provide a relaxed and engaging space for younger primary aged clients & adolescents. Currently we have availability across each of the three clinic sites, with opportunities for contractors interested in full days, half days or Saturday mornings (no bulk billing).

-          Adult Psychologist

We are also interested to hear from psychologists who will work exclusively with adult clients presenting with a wide and varied range of mental health presentations. We have a steady flow of clients attending under the Better Access to Mental Health Medicare program, as well as TAC, Workcover, NDIS and many other third-party funded organisations. For the right candidate we can offer different options of days (full & half) throughout the week and Saturday mornings (no bulk billing).

What you can expect

Currently due to Covid-19 our practitioners are provided with the flexibility to work both remotely & face to face, to ensure the individual needs of each contractor and client is met. As the situation in Victoria has improved, face to face consulting at the clinics is now being encouraged with clear health & safety procedures in place to ensure this is being done safely. For some contractors a combination of both face to face and telehealth services is necessary, and as a dynamic & flexible practice, we are happy to continue to support this whilst Medicare are providing these additional telehealth services.

Fernhills Clinic offers an environment that encourages a collegial approach to contracting psychology work, seeing individual clients as well as offering exciting opportunities (when safe to do so) to develop group work and seminars for those who may be interested. Opportunities for professional development are provided through our various professional development days and peer support meetings, currently being run online during Covid-19.

At Fernhills we operate in a professional manner, with clear policies & procedures. Most importantly we are motivated to work with you to achieve the best outcomes for your clients. Our clinics provide opportunities for building relationships with GP's and other allied health professionals, and contractors can expect to be well supported by our exceptional reception and administration team.

Benefits and perks

Fernhills is a professional clinic offering fully equipped consulting suites with full reception as a part of your room rental rate, as well as all marketing of your services, consistent referrals, supervision and diary management. Experience the benefits of "working for yourself", with the support and security of being part of a well-established and respected busy clinic.

We are proud to offer a variety of work, including but not limited to, Medicare, Workcover, TAC, VOCAT, NDIS, EDP and private clients. 

Criteria & applying

  • Applicants must have the necessary qualifications, registrations & insurances.
  • We are keen to hear from those who have previous private practice experience and experience in working with a variety of mental health presentations.
  • Psychologists interested in joining our team are welcome to email us at
Contact Details
Jacki Brewer- Practice Manager

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