Provisional Psychologist

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Provisional Psychologist

Job Description

About us- We care

CatholicCare is a local not-for-profit organisation committed to helping those in need regardless of religious beliefs, background or circumstances.  Our Vision is for inclusive, thriving communities where human dignity of all is respected and valued.

We provide services that support people across all stages of life: early childhood education, out of school hours care, community age and disability Care, foster care, school counselling and parenting courses across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and the Macarthur regions. We are proud to offer genuine career pathway opportunities to our employees so they can continue to work with us even if they chose to pursue a different profession within the sector.

About our role- We care about others

We are looking for a Provisional Psychologist to join our exciting new CatholicCare Assessment Services (CAS) program. 

This new program will provide adults and children with access to evidence-based diagnostic psychological assessments. The Provisional Psychologist will be part of the team completing these assessments while meeting requirements for their Psychology Board of Australia Internship.  There will be opportunities to complete internship hours in other CatholicCare programs for those interested in getting a variety of experience during their internship year and exploring future career opportunities with CatholicCare.

This will be a temporary full-time position.

What’s in it for you?

  • Professional Development Opportunities – you will receive extensive training in how to administer a variety of psychological assessments and how to write comprehensive, strengths-based reports. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to attend quarterly professional development days hosted by other CatholicCare programs. 
  • A Board Approved Primary and Secondary Supervisor – you will receive regular free individual and group supervision with your Board Approved Supervisors along with other provisional psychologists and masters placement students
  • Schedule Flexibility – When setting up your internship plan, your supervisor will work with you to create a schedule that works for you.
  • Future Career Development Opportunities –  you'll have the opportunity to identify if you'd like experience in any of CatholicCare's other programs. You'll also get the opportunity to work with clients across the lifespan, from early childhood to adulthood.

Our benefits- We care about you

In addition to being part of an organisation that genuinely makes a difference in people's lives you will also enjoy:

  • Competitive salaries and hourly rates
  • Salary packaging options
  • Additional paid personal leave every year
  • Long Service Leave after 7 years of service
  • Study Leave
  • Professional development including internal and external training opportunities
  • Healthy work/life balance through hybrid working models, flex time and flexible working arrangements*
  • Free and confidential counselling through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted gym memberships through Fitness Passport
  • Peace of mind driving to and from work with Employee Journey Insurance

Our requirements to provide care 

  • Eligibility for provisional registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulations Agency (AHPRA)
  • Eligibility for 5+1 internship program (requires relevant undergraduate and postgraduate university level qualifications)
  • High integrity and reliability 
  • Commitment to learning delivery of assessment tools and attention to detail
  • Experience or interest in developing and delivering therapeutic groups
  • Flexibility in program placements and open to involvement in different agency programs
  • A NSW drivers' licence and a reliable vehicle
  • Current Working with Children's Check (or willing to obtain) 

For more information please contact Leah Varley on 02 4254 390

Apply now!

Close Date: 11th December 2023

As part of our recruitment process we will be reviewing applications as they are received. As a result, this position may close prior to the closing date. If you are interested in working with us, we recommend sending your application across as soon as possible. Best of Luck!

CatholicCare Wollongong is committed to equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.  All employees are subject to probity and pre-employment checks. CatholicCare Wollongong is a smoke free zone.

CatholicCare is strongly committed to the safety and well-being of children and young people, and to the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.  Applicants are thoroughly screened prior to employment.

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