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Job Number : 32734
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Mercy Health on 23 Feb 2021


We are seeking an enthusiastic Perinatal Psychologist to join the O'Connell Family Centre team to support the mental health of families attending our service. The Psychologist will provide psychology assessments for referred families attending O'Connell Family Centre Residential Program & secondary consults as required.

  • Grade 3 Clinical Psychologist position based in Canterbury
  • 40 hours per fortnight
  • Liaise with O'Connell Family Centre Psychiatrist and nursing staff
  • Promote excellence in clinical practice and family centred care
  • Provide monthly clinical supervision to staff
  • Provide supervision to Psychology students on placement



  • Registration as a Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Ability to engage with complex families with young children (0-4 years) who present with a range of biopsychosocial issues
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other members of the O'Connell Family Centre team
  • As a Senior Clinical Psychologist, assess psychological needs of families attending O'Connell Family Centre, provide brief interventions, liaise with referral sources and clients to ensure appropriate ongoing care as required



Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre is an early parenting centre located in Canterbury that focuses on the needs of vulnerable families and young children. The residential, day and community programs provide child-focused parenting skills to promote safe child development. Services include residential, day stay, educational and group programs for families with children aged 0-4 years.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.



Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:  

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services 

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect. 

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation. 

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.


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Contact Details
Manager / Director of Nursing Mercy Health O'Connell Family Centre

Kerri McEgan

0477 392 282

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