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81 Keira St.Wollongong 02 4226 3777

CONTRACT PSYCHOLOGIST JOB DESCRIPTION (fee percentage negotiable)

The position requires you to deliver a range of face to face psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions and therapies in private practice, primarily to individuals (adolescents, young adults and adults) and there is the scope for couple, family, child work, group work including workshops & courses. As an experienced psychologist you will comfortable with both working autonomously and as part of a team.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:

  • Assessing a client's needs, abilities or behaviour using a variety of methods including psychometric tests, interviews and direct observation of behaviour;
  • Networking as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes doctors, nurses, social workers, education professionals, health visitors, psychiatrists and occupational therapists as necessary for the benefit of the client and the service;
  • Devising and monitoring appropriate treatment programmes, including therapy, counselling or advice, in collaboration with colleagues;
  • Offering therapy and treatments for difficulties relating to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, addiction, social and interpersonal problems and challenging behaviour;
  • Developing and evaluating service provision for clients;
  • Providing consultation to other professions, encouraging a psychological approach in their work
  • Counselling and supporting carers;
  • Obtaining regular clinical supervision as directed by the Psychology Board
  • Continuing with Professional Development activities
  • Commitment   to   providing   the   highest   possible   standard   of   service   to  patients/clients   and   members   of   the   public,   by   treating   all   those   with   whom   he/she   comes   into  contact  in  the  course  of  work in  a  pleasant,  courteous  and  respectful  manner.
  • Understand   that   this   post   may   evolve   over   time  and   that   this   Job   Description   will   therefore   be  subject   to   review   in   the   light   of   changing  circumstances.   
  • Other   duties   of   a   similar   nature   and  appropriate  to  the  role  may  be  assigned  from  time  to time.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to problem solve, multi task and time manage and a reflective work ethic and practice style.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, respecting the diversities of a multi-disciplinary practice.
  • A commitment to personal self-care, personal development and self-awareness reflected in a mature, flexible and warm communication style.

SCOPE OF WORK:

Provide psychological services (as above) to individuals aged 10 and over (younger individuals by consultation and assessment by telephone to assess suitability and advise referrals if needed)

Running of groups/workshops e.g. anxiety/depression, mindfulness

Referral of individuals requiring longer term or more intense support

CURRENT WELLNESS CENTRE REGISTERRED PSYCHOLOGIST FEES (subject to change)

Weekdays $130.00 per session

Evenings 5pm onwards and Saturdays $145.00 per session

Health care card concession rate $100 per session

Bulk Billing $84.80  at the discretion of contractor