Another opportunity has become available for a clinical psychologist, specialising in working with children and teens to join our team

We have a position at our Wayville office for 2.5- 3 days per week and at our Aberfoyle Park office for 2 days per week.

There is some flexibility for psychs who might like to start with fewer hours initially.  We are looking for either clinically endorsed or registered psychologists with experience in working with children and adolescents.  

The benefits of working with us include:

  • Extensive training and supervision in how to work even more effectively with kids and young people (and their families).  This training and supervision is provided to you at no cost and initially will include weekly focussed training, case conceptualisaion and skills training to ensure you feel confident working with all families.
  • Debriefing opportunities and support from an extremely friendly and caring team
  • Extensive and efficient administration support (appointment bookings, reminder calls, rescheduling, payments taken, letters typed etc)
  • Opportunity to work with a variety of child and adolescent and parent client groups from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, with a range of mental health challenges and levels of severity.
  • Job Security: In this climate of uncertainty regarding mental health funding, we have secured funding from a variety of sources (including being the only "child-only" mental health provided commissioned under APHN), NDIS, Better Access, Families SA preferred providers, School based funding and other private sources. We have strong client demand (generally between 4 week and 3 months waiting lists) for our services as a result of our recognition within schools in SA over a period of 15 years.  
  • Professional indemnity insurance paid in full for you by the business.
  • Generous yearly professional development allowance to spend on any workshops or training you like
  • Access to our library: hundreds of print, email, video, book and therapy-material resources regarding how to work with families.  For those clinicians who are interested, we are also starting to video record some of our client sessions for our other clinicians to watch - in order to review and improve our practices.
  • Working in our rooms - purpose designed for kids and teens, with space to keep your own materials if you want to add them to ours
  • You are an employee which means you don't have to worry about doing your own BAS, putting aside tax or managing financial accounts as this is all done for you.   Workcover, superannuation and long service leave entitlements apply.
  • Opportunities going forward to be paid to provide services other than one to one counselling - ie facilitating the parent groups we run and be involved in our our online support services for families (calmkidcentral.com)
  • Our Aberfoyle Park office is set in a leafy, spacious shopping centre complex with all offices having large windows and walking access to shops and coffee shops.  Our Wayville offices also have large windows, set in leafy street with on street parking.

As well as paying an hourly rate for seeing clients or running groups, you will also earn an hourly rate for some business related administration and meeting time.   Our clinical psychologists earn approximately the equivalent of allied health professional stream 3 or 4 in government settings plus super. 

Clinical psychologists working with kids and teens with anxiety, depression, behavioural problems.

Most importantly, we care about young people and their families - and we care about each other.  We meet formally together as a team four times a year to develop our skills in working with young people (and eat and drink!).  We also try to catch up a couple of times a year for social and/or family gatherings (ie dinners, the Zoo, Bounce, Bowling!!) 

 

 

We also care about social justice and the business donates $5 from every new client to Save the Children - this year we ran the City Bay to raise funds.  (When I say "ran", some ran, I strolled :))

You can find out more about us by looking at our website: www.developingminds.net.au or going to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/developingminds.net.au

We have also recently been interviewed for a feature in the August 2016 Edition of InPsych.  Click here for more information about the practice as written up in this article:

https://www.psychology.org.au/inpsych/2016/october/smout/

 

Kirrilie Smout, psychologist specialising in children and teen therapy

Please forward an expression of interest and your CV via email to kirriliesmout@developingminds.net.au by November 30th 2016

For more details, or if you have any questions feel free to confidentially email me at any time.  I'm very happy to chat about the work to see if it might suit you before you formally apply.

 

 

Kirrilie - Director, Developing Minds Psychology (kirriliesmout@developingminds.net.au)