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Child and Family Psychologist - Cairns / Cape York Region, Aurukun

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  • Provisional Psychologist welcome to apply.
  • Independence and flexibility
  • Opportunity to take a strong leadership role
  • Flight and other costs all covered, working closely with local Aboriginal agencies and local schools
  • Based in Cairns

Practice Information

They are a not-for profit Aboriginal-owned business with funds to operate a new multi-disciplinary outreach service to Cape York working with Aboriginal children and families. Grant funded.

Position Description

Join a multidisciplinary team providing outreach psychology assessment, care planning and therapeutic interventions across Far North Queensland.

Supporting the Director, the position will work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team and other senior staff within other organisations. This position will conduct psychological assessments and provide one-to-one psychological support to children and parents as required using an evidence-based therapeutic approach for children affected by trauma. Or with challenging behaviours or developmental issues.

The role will interact with a range of external stakeholders including representatives from schools, referral agencies and other health professionals, collaborating academic, government and contract organisations. Significant engagement with Aboriginal services, communities and organisations is envisaged.

Some out of business hours work will be required. Some intrastate and interstate travel may be required including overnight stays.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Undergraduate or tertiary qualifications in psychology.
  • Masters or post graduate clinical qualifications in mental health.
  • Registration with relevant authorities to practice psychology.
  • Provisional registration will be acceptable conditional on completion of all requirements for full registration within an agreed timeframe.
  • Current Driver’s Licence

Job Type: Permanent - Full Time

After Hours Requirements: Some

Salary Information: Annual Salary $96,000 - $140,000 plus 10% Super & phone allowance

About Cairns & Cape York

Cairns is a tropical paradise where the rainforest meets the reef and is the only place in the world where two world heritage-listed sites can be found side-by-side. Cairns is a popular travel destination for both students and tourists as it is surrounded by the many attractions that Far North Queensland has to offer. To the north of Cairns, you will find the wet tropics rainforests, to the south are many waterfalls and lakes, the east is where you will find the famous Great Barrier Reef, and the west holds the Australian outback. Cairns is home to the beautiful northern beaches which stretch for 26km, as well as an abundance of swimming holes and waterfalls. The neighbouring towns of Kuranda, Port Douglas, Yungaburra and Atherton also contribute to the diversity of the region.

The community of Aurukun is located on the north-west coast of the Cape York Peninsula, 178km (2hrs 30mins) by road south of the mining town of Weipa and 811km (11hrs) from Cairns. Nearly the entire population (99.6%) lives within the township.

For more information on this position, please contact our team via [email protected] using the subject line: Child and Family Psychologist - Cairns / Cape York Region, Aurukun enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.

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