There are currently 2-3 opportunities for psychologists (either clinically endorsed OR those working towards endorsement) who have experience in working with children and teens to join our team. If you are interested in a position with us, please feel free to confidentially email Kirrilie at email@example.com before the 29th of October 2017 and I can talk with you about how we work and whether these opportunities would suit you.
For an overview about working with us, please read on.
Part time or Full time roles
All of our psychologists offer a minimum of 2 days per week (13 client appointments per week, with 3 of these being in an after school hours time (ie, after 3.30pm) and see the full range of our 3 to 18 year olds clients. Psychologists work from either our Aberfoyle Park or Wayville clinics.
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 includes (initially weekly, then fortnightly and then monthly) focussed supervision, case conceptualisaion and skills training - as well as quarterly peer supervision and quarterly whole team professional development in childhood/adolescent psychology.
- Debriefing opportunities and support from an extremely friendly and caring team of 15 psychologists, including an "on call" senior psychologist available for crisis support about clinical or professional practice issues 24/7.
- Extensive and efficient administration support (appointment bookings, reminder calls, rescheduling, payments taken, letters typed, all outcome measures scored etc. Sometimes even cups of coffee made, depending on levels of desperation:))
- Management support including ongoing assessment/monitoring of mental health funding federally (ie we update you as to all changes in policy about Better Access, NDIS funding, Primary Health Network funding and other developments in federal policies related to mental health in children).
- Job Security: Working under a variety of sources (including being the only "child-only" mental health provided commissioned under APHN), NDIS, Better Access, Department of Child Protection, 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.
- As a result of our varied funding models, our psychs have the opportunity to work with a variety of child and adolescent and parent client groups (some of whom are able to receive "gap free" services) from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, with a range of mental health challenges and levels of severity.
- Professional indemnity insurance paid in full for you by the business.
- Yearly professional development allowance to spend on any workshops or training you like which would support your work with kids and teens.
- Access to our library: hundreds of print, email, video, book and therapy-material resources about how to work with families.
- Monthly "Working with kids/teens research" email sent to all clinicians with a summary of recent scientific literature about child/adolescent therapy issues (as collated by one of our psychologists) and upcoming PD opportunities in SA outside our own PD.
- Working in our rooms - bright, comfortable and purpose designed for kids and teens, with space to keep your own materials if you want to add them to ours
- Work as an employee - ie 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, parenting leave and long service leave entitlements apply as per usual as an employee.
- Opportunities to provide services other than one to one counselling - ie facilitating the parent groups we run (Connect, Coach and Take Charge) 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, again with coffee shop nearby (can you sense a theme here?).
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 and have the opportunity to earn more over time with additional experience working with us. Our clinical psychologists earn approximately the equivalent of allied health professional stream 3 or 4 in government settings plus super.
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, roller skating, bowling!!)
We also care about social justice and the business donates $5 from every new client to Save the Children - this year we again "ran"* the City Bay to raise funds. (*some ran, I strolled :))
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)