Psychologist and Provisional Psychologist

December 5, 2021

Job Location: Adelaide
Employer: Early Start Australia
Full time

About Us

Early Start Australia is a national multidisciplinary allied health organisation committed to delivering evidence-based early intervention and therapy services to children and their families.

As an organisation Early Start Australia prioritises building a fantastic team culture and working with children and their families to make a real difference to everyday lives of our clients.

We are looking for a passionate Psychologist and Provisional Psychologist to join newly expanded Westbourne Park team on a full-time or part-time basis. You would be joining a trans-disciplinary early intervention team working with autistic toddlers and children with developmental needs, conducting a range of diagnostic and cognitive assessments, providing counselling and parent support as well as consultation to educational settings. This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic psychologist. Both internal and external supervision may be provided as well as case consultations and extensive professional development. You will be working with a multidisciplinary team comprising of BCBAs, psychologists, speech pathologists, early intervention therapists and educators.

What We Offer You

  • Comprehensive initial training and ongoing professional development to help both you and your students reach full potential;
  • A framework and supportive environment to provide the best possible client outcomes through supervision, case conferencing, team training & access to internal Clinical Leaders;
  • Career development;
  • Staff benefits include competitive salary individual professional development budgets, EAP program and access to Employment Hero; a discount marketplace with hundreds of products at reduced prices from groceries to movie tickets.

The Opportunity:

  • To assess and guide developmental goals for children identified on the autism spectrum or with developmental delay (social, communication, cognition);
  • To administer early intervention therapy;
  • To work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to provide holistic therapy programs, for children with autism and  developmental needs;
  • Clinic-based and occasional Community-based services;
  • To provide early intervention and psychology therapy services to support children and families, maximising independence and participation;
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate psychological interventions based on an individual’s sensory, cognitive and physical needs in collaboration with the individuals, families and relevant others. This includes the below:
  • Conducting standardized clinical assessments and ASD assessments to determine goals/areas of needs;
  • Providing information, education and support to clients and families to support informed decision making on priorities for intervention;
  • Developing functional, routine-based goals with clients and families to maximise skill development and participation;
  • Providing therapy interventions and resources to clients and families that match evidence-based practice to individual/family goals, values and preferences for service provision;
  • Reviewing progress formally in collaboration with individuals and families to celebrate achievement, obtain feedback on services provided and set new priorities;
  • Providing evidence informed therapy services to clients and NDIS participants building on family/client strengths, needs and priorities;
  • Support inclusion and participation for clients in community activities and upskilling educational settings;
  • To work closely with key stakeholders and ensure ongoing communication, leadership and support are provided to deliver quality services and supports;
  • To ensure a focus on continuous improvement through regular evaluation, training and review.

What Do I Need to Join?

  • Passion about making a difference in the lives of children and their families;
  • Diverse communication skills in order to build rapport with clients & families, making therapy fun & engaging!
  • Effective time management and attention to detail;
  • Experience working with children and/or disability;
  • Willingness to learn the Early Start Denver Model and professional development activities;
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and ability to work autonomously;
  • Compliance – degree in psychology and provisional registration with AHPRA,  Working with Children Check, National Police Check, First Aid Training, Driver’s License & NDIS Worker Screening Check. 

***Closing date is not applicable, candidates are encouraged to apply without delay***

Early Start Australia places a high priority on the principles of respect, equity and diversity. As an employer of choice, we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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