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Job Number : 37751
Type and Location : Psychologist / Perth
Listed By : Telethon Speech & Hearing on 4 Aug 2022
Psychologist - Counselling/Clinical/Educational/Developmental


Full time

For children. For families. For the Community.

Telethon Speech & Hearing (TSH) is a Western Australian not-for-profit organisation, registered charity, independent school and NDIS provider that has helped children with speech, language and hearing difficulties lead fulfilling lives since 1966.


·        Partner with a multi-disciplinary team to support individual students of varying ages with a hearing loss

·        Join an inclusive work environment that centres its approach on our organisational values and providing contemporary positive behaviour support

·        Enjoy seven weeks annual leave and generous salary packaging benefits



About Us

Telethon Speech & Hearing is a proud Western Australian success story.  The only one of its kind in Australia, Telethon Speech & Hearing brings together a range of interconnected services for children with hearing loss and/or language difficulties to support them and their families. Unique in our approach, Telethon Speech & Hearing provides a range of diagnostic, therapeutic and education services to assist children to hear, communicate, connect and learn.


About the Role

We are seeking an experienced Counselling, Clinical, Educational or Developmental Psychologist to provide support to children and families enrolled in our Outpost Program.


Our Outpost program provides comprehensive in-school support for students with hearing loss who use oral communication from K-12 at our partner primary and secondary schools around the Perth Metropolitan area. 


Reporting to the Principal, the Psychologist will work  collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team, to identify and address the psychological, social, emotional, behavioural and cognitive needs of the children and families. 


Key responsibilities of the role will include:

·        Providing short-term, solution-focused individual intervention and consultation to parents regarding issues such as parenting, grief and loss, adjustment issues, social emotional issues, learning and behaviour, and providing external referral where ongoing support may be required

·        Conducting a limited number of individual/small group psychological interventions

·        Responding to critical incidents and high need situations for children providing advice to support teaching or therapy staff as required

·        Conducting assessments with children to evaluate developmental, cognitive, behavioural and socio-emotional functioning and identify relevant intervention goals with the provision of feedback and reports to relevant parties

·        Conducting group parent information and psycho-educational sessions on a range of topics.

·        Liaising with and referring to other external professionals/agencies (such as other Psychologists and Paediatricians) as required, and with informed client consent

·        Providing consultation and participating in the development of Individual Family Service Plans, Individual Education Plans, Student Behaviour Support Plans and NDIS Plans as required

·        Valid WA Drivers Licence and a reliable vehicle to travel throughout the metropolitan region


About You

As we pride ourselves on being experts in our field, we are seeking a Psychologist who shares our commitment to excellence by using evidence informed practice and contemporary positive behaviour support and up to date professional knowledge to deliver the highest level of support to our families.  You will also be a collaborative and inclusive professional who aligns with our organisational values and contemporary approach to positive behaviour support.


In addition to the above, to be successful in this role you will have the following:

·        Extensive experience as a Psychologist working with children (preferably with special needs) and their families

·        Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

·        An area of practice endorsement is highly desirable, however a Psychologist with a general registration and relevant experience will also be considered

·        Extensive knowledge of all aspects of childhood development including early delays, disorders and disabilities and knowledge of attachment, grief and loss issues that arise from these

·        Ability to conduct psychometric and standardised assessments to establish appropriate intervention goals and recommendations relevant to the needs of the enrolled child

·   A commitment to working in partnership with families/caregivers as a part of a family centred practice model

·      Strong communication and interpersonal skills to enable professional interaction with a range of people including children, parents/caregivers, students and multidisciplinary team members

· Experience with and commitment to appropriately handling confidential records and information

·      Hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) and National Police Clearance


Telethon Speech & Hearing is committed to providing a child safe environment and promoting practices which provide for the safety, wellbeing and welfare of our children, clients and families.  Therefore, short listed applicants will also be assessed against their ability to support and maintain a child safe environment.


At Telethon Speech & Hearing, you will find an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, supportive and fun, where our employees take pride in the work they undertake, the relationships that they build and the difference they make in the lives of the children and families we support. 


We offer a competitive remuneration package including access to salary packaging, 7 weeks annual leave, free parking, paid parental leave and an employee assistance program, as well as the opportunity to work alongside our passionate and diverse team of professionals.


For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Janene Hall, Principal, on 08 9387 9888.


To apply, please submit your application via email to [email protected]



TSH is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Contact Details
For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Janene Hall, Principal, on 08 9387 9888.

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