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Job Number : 32731
Type and Location : Research / Sydney
Listed By : The Kidman Centre University of Technology Sydney on 22 Feb 2021
Clinical & Research Psychologist (full-time, 3-year contract)

The Kidman Centre, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney

The potential for impact and to be a part of something extraordinary

Through research and the provision of preventative evidence-based treatment, The Kidman Centre UTS is dedicated to reducing the prevalence of mental health problems in young people aged 5 to 25.

We are at the beginning of an exciting 5-year expansion plan to broaden the impact and reach of our work in the community.

To help us achieve this, we seek an experienced clinical psychologist with strong research skills to establish, implement, and evaluate an exciting new parenting project for adolescents delivered via an innovative digital platform. 

You will work as part of a team committed to ensuring young people and their families have access to the best possible evidence-based mental health treatment available.

In this role, you will be responsible for: 

  • Designing the content for a preventative mental health program for parents of adolescents to be delivered via a digital platform
  • Working with IT engineers at UTS Social Rapido to develop the program for wide distribution.
  • Overseeing the rollout of a digital marketing strategy for the project.
  • Establishing the research design and framework for evaluation (in collaboration with other researchers).
  • Evaluating the pilot project and the main trial and publishing these results. 
  • Supporting the maintenance and improvement of quality and academic standards within the unit.
  • Participating in and contributing to the research culture of the School.
  • Providing some clinical supervision to interns when necessary.

  Our harmonious team environment offers you:

  • An opportunity for independence as you take the lead on your own project 
  • A chance to be creative as you work with UTS’ IT engineers, UTS Social Rapido, to create a digital platform for a preventative mental health program aimed at parents of teenagers.
  • A new purpose-built child-friendly office within the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick
  • Access to an extensive clinical library and databases
  • Support from a warm and helpful team of enthusiastic clinicians and researchers

We want you to bring to the role:

  • Alignment with, and passion for, the mission and purpose of the Kidman Centre (; see Annual Report on website)
  • Self-motivation, driven by a desire for impact
  • The ability to take responsibility for a project through to completion
  • Experience in working with adolescents and their parents


With examples, please outline in a separate document how you meet the following six (6) key selection criteria points below:

  1. A minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in delivering evidence-based therapies to adolescents and their parents.
  2. A strong record of accomplishment of designing preventative mental health programs, preferably with a parenting focus. 
  3. Demonstrated ability to lead a sizeable mental health project that includes participant recruitment and research evaluation.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, including the ability to respond to changing circumstance. 
  5. Ph.D. or DPsych with clinical psychology training from an APAC accredited university. Endorsement as a clinical psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. 
  6. A strong record of accomplishment of publications.


Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $110,000 to $117,712 pa (HEW 8)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary. 

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits, including flexible work practices, childcare centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time (5 days per week) and the appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis of 3 years.


How to Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Description from the UTS website.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. 

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing. 

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC195873

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Rachael Murrihy in The Kidman Centre via or call 9514 4077.

Closing Date: Monday 15th March 2021 at 11:59pm (AEST) 

Contact Details
Dr Rachael Murrihy 0414 306 362

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