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Child Clinical Psychologist

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

About the Organisation

The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (DYHS) was established in 1974 and is the largest Aboriginal community-controlled health service provider in Western Australia, providing care to over 20,000 Aboriginal patients across four clinics in East Perth, Mirrabooka, Maddington and Midland. Our staff enable the delivery of culturally responsive primary health services, focusing on prevention, early intervention, comprehensive care and care coordination including chronic disease management.

About the Benefits

A competitive salary ranging between $120k - $130k commensurate with relevant qualifications, skills and experience is on offer for the right candidate. Other entitlements include:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Study leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 12 days of personal leave per year
  • NAIDOC Day holiday
  • Personalised professional development opportunities

About the role

The child Clinical Psychologist is responsible for conducting psychological assessments and providing intervention strategies for children and young people up to the age of 18 years with a range of mental health, developmental and learning conditions. Developmental and learning conditions include Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Intellectual Disability. This role will work within a multidisciplinary team including the Allied Health Coordinator, Nurses, Developmental Paediatricians, General Practitioners, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Aboriginal Health Practitioners. The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (Derbarl) Paediatrics team is a developing model of care for which this role sits within. This team strives to provide high quality, comprehensive culturally safe clinical care to clients and maintains a focus on best practice family-centred and culturally appropriate care. 

This will be a Part-time (0.6 FTE, Negotiable) role with a Maximum term contract for 1 year from start date.

Key Responsibilities

Main Duties (This is not a comprehensive list of all duties required of the position)

  • Deliver clinical psychological services for patients within the Derbarl Paeds team.
  • Provide diagnostic psychological assessments, case formulation and behavioural interventions.
  • Develop appropriate treatment recommendations based on assessments and where appropriate engage in the delivery of interventions.
  • Provide clinical reports to relevant health professionals and services involved in the patients care.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team and assist the team with case management.
  • Where appropriate, support clients to be registered with the NDIS
  • Ensure clinical practice standards demonstrate cultural competency towards Aboriginal culture and cultural safe practice.
  • Optimise Medicare claiming as directed by Line Manager.
  • Work in collaboration with Line Manager, other coordinators and team members to ensure the seamless flow of clients between the different specialties offered at Derbarl and external service providers.
  • Undertake other duties and training that is safe, legal, logical and responsible while being within the limits of employee’s skill, competence and training, consistent with the position classification.
  • Work in collaboration with the Line Manager and other coordinators to ensure the best quality and most appropriate data is being collected and monitored through Communicare and other data management systems.
  • Provide expertise to the team where and when required.



  • Degree or higher in Clinical psychology holding full registration with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Eligibility to apply for a Medicare Provider Number and bill for services rendered.
  • Demonstrated experience in diagnostic psychological assessments, case formulation and behavioural interventions
  • Fluency in administration and reporting of psychometric assessment tools ideally WISC / WNV / Leiter etc
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated experience with psychological report writing including doing multidisciplinary reporting and adhering to report deadlines.
  • Have a good knowledge about attachment and trauma informed practice
  • Awareness of Aboriginal culture within Australia’s history, knowledge of cultural sensitivities and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people in conjunction with a willingness to incorporate Aboriginal values into clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated well-developed organisational and time management skills including written and verbal communication and an ability to communicate sensitively in a cross-cultural environment with Aboriginal clients and staff.


  • Knowledge of NDIS processes
  • Experience providing psychological support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and or people from diverse cultural backgrounds for whom English is their other language.
  • Knowledge of the local Aboriginal community and local Aboriginal cultural issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with disadvantaged families.

Appointment Pre-requisites

Provision of the minimum identity proofing requirements

  • Successful Criminal Record Screening Clearance
  • Successful Pre-Employment Health Assessment
  • Successful Working with Children Check
  • Evidence of a current C or C-A Class driver’s licence or other specialised licence class

next steps

A copy of the Job Description can be obtained by contacting People Services Team on 1300 420 272 or [email protected], using the subject line: Child Clinical Psychologist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Any queries regarding the role can be addressed to the Hiring Manager Hannah Overheu via email - [email protected]using the subject line: Child Clinical Psychologist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is an equal opportunity institution, providing educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, gender, age, or disability.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and evaluate past employment records of applicants selected for interview.

The organisation reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay final selection if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

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