Clinical Psychologist Western Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Psychologist
Remuneration: $105,553 – $128,653 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38 (Job Share may be considered for part time hours)
Requisition ID: REQ439938
Location: Cumberland 



Where you’ll be working

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of ‘better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond’ and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.


Benefits of working for Western Sydney Local Health District 

  • Paid Allocated Day Off (ADO) every month, in addition to your annual leave (For full time staff)
  • Salary Packaging – lowers your taxable income and increases your take-home pay. (Applicable for eligible employees)  
  • Meal entertainment lowers your taxable income and increases your take-home pay.  (Applicable for eligible employees)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professional counselling and coaching service that offers confidential, short-term support for work-related and personal issues, which you and your immediate family can access
  • Managers Support – Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professional consultative service for all managers, HR or senior staff that is confidential and unlimited for people management support
  • Fitness Passport – permanent employees and their immediate family members can sign-up for this affordable membership which allows access to an extensive range of gyms, pools and fitness services from multiple providers across NSW, (not available for temp employees- remove if position temporary)
  • Generous leave conditions in accordance with NSW Health (State) awards
  • Recognition of prior relevant service may be considered toward commencing salary 
  • Leave may be transferrable from other public sector agencies in accordance with leave mobility provisions



What you’ll be doing

The Alternate Care Clinic (ACC) is a specialist community mental health team located at Redbank House. The ACC aims to provide a comprehensive and highly specialised mental health service to children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) with high and complex needs. Clients comprise of children and young people 0-18 years with extreme trauma histories, attachment difficulties and highly challenging presentations.
The Clinical Psychologist employed by ACC is part of a multi-disciplinary team, which offers a broad, systemic intervention to this population. This involves direct psychiatric and therapeutic interventions with the child / young person and their carers, the co-ordination and support of services ‘around’ the client and the education / training and support of key stakeholders in the out-of-home care system. Often taking on the role of “complex case consultant”, the clinical psychologist is thus required to possess specialised knowledge in areas such as trauma, attachment and systemic intervention, and the capacity to intervene at a number of different levels in the client’s life.


People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.


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Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.















Essential Criteria

Qualification:  Accredited post-graduate Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology

Registration: Full registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Selection Criteria

  1. Extensive experience in working therapeutically with children and young people with significant behavioural, emotional, mental health and/or psychosocial difficulties.
  2. Clinical experience working with children or adolescents in out-of-home-care and/or the child protection system.
  3. Specialised knowledge in areas such as trauma, attachment and systemic interventions including experience in providing family therapy and an awareness of evidenced based therapies such as TF-CBT, DBT, EMDR.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and with other service providers to achieve optimal outcomes for children, young people and their families.
  5. Demonstrated capacity to provide consultation, supervision and training to other professionals including more junior health professionals and students.
  6. Current valid NSW drivers licence and willingness to use it for work purposes.

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For role related queries or questions contact Sumithira Joseph on [email protected] / 0419 215 484

Applications Close: 29th October 2023



Western Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time