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Clinical Psychologist – WA - 5151

Location: Pilbara WA
Salary: $90,000 - $120,000 DOE
Position: Full Time

Our client is a family-centered practice in the Pilbara, Western Australia committed to providing innovative, multidisciplinary, evidence-based therapy approaches to paediatric therapy. Their relationship-based approach aims to create connections to support the whole child and their family, faced with disability and/or communication challenges. They are looking to hire an experienced clinical psychologist to join their growing team.

They are offering above award salary rates, relocation and accommodation support, flexible working arrangements, as well as a supportive company culture that fascilitates further learning and development.

Role and Responsibilities


  • Provide assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders as well as assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental/intellectual and learning [dis]ability.
  • Performs psychological assessments to appraise cognitive, emotional and behavioural functioning of children and their families,
  • i.e. interview, systemic observations, psychometric and psycho-diagnostic assessments and evaluation of systems.
  • Analysis of client needs to provide individual, group and team interventions and the development of treatment programs using culturally appropriate and evidence-based practice.
  • Safe and ethical implementation of evidence-based therapies.
  • Advises and consults with Mental Health Team staff on psychological aspects of casework and interventions.
  • Engage in multi-disciplinary discussions to ensure best practice and quality intervention planning.
  • Uses psychological principles to contribute to the development of multi-disciplinary treatment plans for children.
  • Initiates and participates in quality improvement in consultation with line manager to evaluate service delivery and meet client needs.
  • Initiates and participates in ongoing evaluation of clinical practice.


  • Maintains client information in accordance with organisational, Professional and the National Disability Insurance Scheme requirements.
  • Maintains own calendar and client database.
  • Provides guidance to the multidisciplinary team for risk assessment and safety planning, including for disclosures of risk and/or child safety concerns as necessary.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies.


  • Provides supervision, mentoring and facilitation of skill development to the Mental Health Team as required.
  • Develops, prepares and presents training for staff in relation to psychological assessment, diagnosis and interventions.
  • Develops resources and programs for the use of other staff in areas of expertise.
  • Provides training to the multidisciplinary team
  • Engages in continued professional development/education and ensures continued professional registration.
  • Maintains and manages external supervision from board approved supervisor.
  • Participates in performance planning and performance reviews.


  • Performs duties in line with the Australian Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics
  • Performs duties in accordance with organisational Policies and Procedures.
  • Performs duties in line with the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) and Disability Services Act (WA) 1993.
  • Performs duties in accordance with relevant Occupational Health and Safety and Equal Opportunity Legislation.
  • Conducts duties in a manner that is ethical and promotes a positive image of the practice.
  • Delivers outreach services as required.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Skills and Experience

Essential Position Criteria

  • Two years post graduate master’s degree in clinical or counselling psychology or approved equivalent
  • Eligible for full registration and endorsement in Clinical Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • General Registration with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in clinical psychological assessment procedures, interview techniques and intervention practices pertaining to children and their families.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Psychology service quality.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision and support for staff and/or students.
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting considering the social determinants, particularly as they relate to Aboriginal Health and Culture.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other health professionals and external agencies both on individual patient-management matters and on general service issues.

Desirable Position Criteria

  • Ability to apply for Medicare provider number.
  • Availability to travel across the region, including overnight stays.

Appointment prerequisites

  • Provision of the minimum proof of identity requirements – 100 points
  • Evidence of current professional registration
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current C Class drivers’ license


  • Salary:  $90,000 – $120,000 DOE
  • Relocation assistance (claimable through Rural Health West)
  • Accommodation support (based on eligibility requirements)
  • Flexible workplace arrangements – 9-day fortnight/rostered days off/part time options
  • Additional 1-week North West Leave after 12 months of service
  • Paid Professional Development Leave – up to 3 days paid leave (pro-rata)
  • Rural Health West Scholarships available – on acceptance of applications and dependant on eligibility criteria. Up to $10,000 per annum.
  • Structured clinical supervision – regular line management supervision, regular clinical supervision, peer supervision, multi/trans-disciplinary training workshops every 6 weeks, plus weekly whole team meetings.
  • Professional growth and development – possible Outreach opportunities, an environment of continuous and lifelong learning
  • Resources: use of work laptop, work mobile phone (during clinic hours) and vehicle (to attend appointments)
  • Access to quality Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing free sessions with qualified psychologists to help improve mental health and overall wellbeing
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team (over 200 years of combined experience) to support the needs of children and their families
  • Career progression opportunities with a ‘promote within’ culture.
  • Structured ‘end of term’ social events
  • Further to this there is a a labour agreement with the government which will allow us to apply for 494 visas – the practice gets priority with applications and age concessions up to 55 years of age.
  • Full-time staff work 8-hour days with a half an hour lunch break. The clinic is open 8-5.30 and the daily hours are usually set around client needs.

What’s Next

If you are interested or would like to hear more information on this role, email Edel McDermott with your CV at [email protected].

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