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Job Number : 33893
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Fortitude Wellbeing on 11 Jun 2021
Registered Psychologist - Private Practice - Richmond Victoria

About Fortitude Wellbeing

Fortitude Wellbeing is a psychology and counselling clinic in Richmond led by principal psychologist, Melissa Bell. We are a down-to-earth, developing private practice with a devotion to helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing.

At Fortitude Wellbeing we believe our mission is more likely to be realised when our people match and complement the unique personality of our private practice. Consequently, we are seeking staff who share our values and who have a desire to act in a way that mirrors these values.

The majority of our clients seek independent therapeutic support. We have confidence in our people to bring appropriate skills to their areas of professional practice and work within the boundaries of their professional competence. We recognise our work is informed by an emerging evidence base and we strive for continuous improvement in both our knowledge base and skill sets.

At Fortitude Wellbeing, we are energetic and love to chat. We are excited when our people are cheerful and content in the workplace, therefore we emphasise positive and open relationships by encouraging social interactions and teamwork. We wholeheartedly support team collaboration and empower our people to engage with external professional and personal networks.

Fortitude Wellbeing values the needs of our people as much as the needs of our clients. We understand that developing our people and the practice at a healthy rate requires a balance of flexibility and stability, as well as brave, creative conversations. When contemplating our practice needs, we involve our people and consider how our decisions will affect them, adapting policies and processes as required.

Job description

Job purpose

As a psychologist at Fortitude Wellbeing, you will be responsible for independently providing a high standard of evidence-based psychological counselling and treatment to adolescent and adult clients with a range of mental health presentations. As well as having highly developed clinical skills, you may have a specific speciality for your clinical focus. You will have responsibilities in addition to clinical activities, such as resource and service development, administrative tasks, delivering professional learning and community engagement.

Skills and experience

To be considered for this role, you will need to demonstrate:

·       experience in providing direct clinical services to individuals

·       experience working within a clinical setting delivering evidence-based psychological treatment to clients aged 14 – 80 years

·       the ability to collaborate in a team environment 

·       high level written and oral communication skills

·       excellent interpersonal skills in everyday workplace situations

·       competency in using practice management software, payment processing and IT systems

·       excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines on delegated tasks

·       experience working in a private practice (preferred, but not mandatory).

Key responsibilities/duties

Client services

·       Provide psychological counselling and therapeutic treatment to individuals (adolescents and adults) and couples.

·       Create and maintain professional records pertaining to psychological services, including (but not limited to) case notes, reports and letters that are consistent with the APS Code of Ethics (2007) and psychologists’ professional and legal obligations.

·       Liaise, consult and make appropriate referrals to internal and external services including GPs and other health professionals.

Organisational requirements

·       Contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of programs and services.

·       Identify opportunities for improvements in clinical practice.

·       Assist in the development of clinical resources and other psychoeducational materials.

·       Attend and participate in team meetings.

·       Support administrative and organisational processes.

Professional standards

·       Meet the National Board registration standards including criminal history, English language skills, professional indemnity insurance, recency of practice and continuing professional development (CPD).

·       Be responsible for informing themselves about applicable legislation, policies and procedures in their workplace.

·       Only provide psychological services within the boundaries of your professional competence.

·      Treat others with dignity, courtesy and respect in order to maintain a safe, flexible and respectful environment free from all forms of discrimination, bullying and harassment.

Essential requirements

·       Masters degree in Psychology.

·       Registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

·       Registration as a Medicare provider.

·       Membership with APS, ACA or AAPi.

Contact Details
Melissa Bell, 1300 611 409, reception@fortitude.one



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