Child and Family Psychologist Institute for Urban Indigenous Health


About Us?
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) leads the development, planning and deliver of comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in South East Queensland. 

Psychologists are members of the Social Health team (comprised of care coordinators, support workers, counsellors) that are embedded within a Primary Health Care Clinic that provides a comprehensive range of primary and specialist care services, including but not limited to GP, Allied Health, Psychiatry, Family Wellbeing, Maternity and Paediatric services. Psychologists work actively with these other disciplines to ensure that the needs of clients are met in a truly holistic way.

About the Role?
We are looking for a passionate part-time or full-time Child and Family Psychologist to join our Social Health team. The successful applicant will provide culturally appropriate clinical care and support to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, parents and families. This role is focused on culturally appropriate, family-centred assessment and therapeutic care, and will include flexible service delivery during COVID-19. Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking comprehensive assessment of the social and mental health needs of clients to assist in the provision of therapeutic support to clients
  • Providing informal and formal psychological assessments and liaising with multidisciplinary paediatric health service team
  • Provision of an ecological framework of assessment and therapeutic practice that is flexible to the needs of the child and family
  • Provision of psychological short- and long- term interventions to children, parents and their families, utilising attachment-based, trauma- and developmentally-informed therapeutic approaches
  • Managing and prioritising a caseload across our various Brisbane Health Services. 
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive client files, which include documentation relating to assessment, treatment planning and feedback.
  • Maximise Medicare Billings through effective clinic and records processes

About You

  • Current AHPRA registration with Psychology Board Australia (General registration)
  • Valid Disability Worker Screening Check (Yellow Card)
  • Knowledge of Social Health issues experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, children and families
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of assessment services to children under 12 years and their families
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of attachment-based, trauma- and developmentally-informed therapeutic approaches to children, parents and families (family-centred approach)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of direction and to effectively communicate with and work collaboratively as part of a team, and to contribute to the development of creative and innovative services
  • Current Drivers Licence and a willingness to travel across South East Queensland and work across different sites

What Can we Offer?
At IUIH we recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

  • At IUIH ‘Our Collectivity is Our Strength’.
  • We are a diverse and inclusive workplace that invites applications from all people.
  • Be part of Australia’s largest community controlled Aboriginal Health Service.     
  • Access to “Growing Our Own Opportunities” through in-house training and programs.
  • Weekly Staff Wellness activities and all staff ‘Gather and Grow’ yarns and award ceremonies.
  • Opportunities to attend community events such as NAIDOC, Rugby League Carnivals and more.
  • A range of Salary Sacrifice options including Novated Leasing, Meal & Entertainment Cards and lots more.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – Midday Monday 31st July 2023



Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

Job Salary

Full time