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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 $85k - $90k 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

To provide crisis support and psychological assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families affected by crisis situations and / or require psychology support for general social and emotional well-being. This will be a Maximum term Full-time Contract for 1 year from start date.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a broad ange of services across DYHS sites, which includes trans-generational grief, trauma and relationship psychotherapy to clients identified through the clinic or stolen generation program.
  • Respond to referrals from DYHS staff identifying clients requiring psychology.
  • Maintain referral system appointment systems for clients accessing psychology.
  • Establish appropriate networks and referring processes to external agencies and counsellors including AADS and Yorgum.
  • Meet the needs of clients in a culturally appropriate manner and which actively involve both women and men in support group activities in appropriate community settings.
  • Promote and raise community awareness of DYHS services whenever possible.
  • Maintain and keep client notes in Communicare and provide responses to referrals as appropriate.
  • Monitor the number of clients accessing psychology services and types of psychology services provided and provide information as requested for bi-annual reporting.
  • Participate in DYHS team meetings and other relevant meetings as required.
  • Accompany clients to hospital where it is appropriate to their ongoing clinical management
  • Ensure that psychology skills are consistent with contemporary practice and contractual requirements
  • Adhere to DYHS Policies and Procedures
  • Participate in Performance Management as required.
  • Undertake other duties as directed from time to time by your Line Manager or the Executive.



  • Holding full registration as a Psychologist 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 behavioral interventions
  • Fluency in administration and reporting of psychometric assessment tools
  • 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. Computer literacy skills.


  • 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: 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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