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Job Number : 42134
Type and Location : Psychologist / Adelaide
Listed By : Wavemaker on 10 May 2024
Senior Psychologist

Role Status: Multiple Ongoing & Full-Time Term Vacancies

Remuneration: AHP3 ($102,641-$110,094 p.a. +11% Super) + Attraction & Retention allowance


Role Details

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) is seeking multiple Senior Psychologists to join the Psychological Services team. 

The role is responsible for:


· Providing a range of clinical assessment, consultancy, psychological therapy and treatment services for DCP clients.

· Working closely with the Principal Psychologist to ensure psychologists provide effective and efficient clinical psychological assessments and where appropriate, the provision of therapy to clients. 

· Designing, implementing and monitoring therapeutic programs and behavioural interventions so that they are relevant to the cultural and social context of the children and their community.

· Consulting, supporting and leading of Psychologists and Psychology Masters students by overseeing and monitoring quality of work undertaken.

· Providing specialist psychological consultation to DCP field officers working with clientele whom the Department has a mandatory or statutory responsibility.


About You

We are looking for a confident individual who has experience in providing clinical leadership, fostering professional development, and identifying and meeting training needs.

To be successful in the role you will also have knowledge of areas such as the effects of abuse and neglect on children and young people, child development, psychological disorders and interventions, and clinical and forensic assessment techniques.

If you have an interest working with us to create a positive impact that can change outcomes for families at risk or clients in our care, then apply now.


About the Business

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) plays a key role in the protection of children, young people and their families within South Australia. The department provides support to vulnerable children and young people to be safe, strong and connected.


Benefits of becoming a Psychologist with DCP include: 

· The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and young people 

· The opportunity to develop specialist skills in child protection psychology 

· A strong supervision structure 

· Access to peer and senior support 

· Support to meet professional development requirements for maintenance of registration 

· Supervision towards clinical endorsement can be negotiated 

· Benefits of public sector employment (e.g. good pay and conditions, flexible work arrangements, salary sacrifice options and generous employer super contribution). 

Find out more about working as a Psychologist with DCP here.


Special Conditions


Essential Qualifications:

· Master of Clinical, Forensic or Health Psychology degree or equivalent.

· Psychology Board of Australia endorsement as a Clinical, Forensic or Health Psychologist or willingness to work towards clinical endorsement

· Registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law to practice as a Psychologist


Attraction and Retention Allowance is available for successful candidates with endorsement in an area of Psychological Practice.


To find out more about this role, including the key selection criteria and special conditions, please click here.


Enquiries: Michelle Tonkin-Smith, Manager, Psychological Services on 0408 728 032 or email: [email protected]


Our workplace reflects the diverse communities we serve. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities. This includes women, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the LGBQTI+ communities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


To apply for this role, please click the here to be re-directed to the DCP Career Portal.


Applications Close: 30/05/2024 11:00pm

Contact Details
Michelle Tonkin-Smith, Manager, Psychological Services on 0408 728 032 or email: [email protected]

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