Perinatal and Parenting Psychologist Institute for Urban Indigenous Health


About Us?

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

The Family Health and Wellbeing Unit, in keeping with the vision of IUIH, aims to support communities in South East Queensland to grow strong and vibrant families, delivering care from preconception, pregnancy and birthing, to early childhood, paediatric and extended family support services.

Birthing in Our Community (BiOC) offers a new model of care that provides comprehensive and culturally informed maternal and infant health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. Supports within the service include access to dedicated family support workers, case-load midwifery care, post-natal clinics, early learning programs and a social health team which includes social workers and psychologists. BiOC is a holistic strengths-based approach to maternal infant health care, operating in a culturally appropriate community-based space.


About the Role?

As a Perinatal and Parenting Psychologist within the BiOC South team you will provide collaborative, integrated, holistic perinatal emotional health and wellbeing services to a diverse client base, in a supportive environment. Provided through an appointment-based service, the overall goal is to enhance the capacity of parents and caregivers to develop healthy and secure relationships with their children. You will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the mental health issues in pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period, including maternal and infant health, and parenting.
  • Participate in the provision and review of best clinical practices, including case conferencing with all relevant parties, contribute to client assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic intervention, team meetings, clinical review meetings and use of outcome measures with clients.
  • Identify and support women and families impacted by trauma, while working individually and in groups, to enhance parenting capacity.
  • Case manage complex families through integration and linkages into other appropriate supports and services.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive client files, which include documentation relating to assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions and outcome measurement.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients.
  • Conduct home visits or community visits, where appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate client records, including the collection and collation of statistical information.


About You?


To be considered for this position, candidates must have had their Covid-19 Booster (3rd Dose) prior to the interview stage.

  • Current QLD Drivers Licence
  • AHPRA Registration
  • Qualification as a Registered Psychologist, with experience in perinatal mental health
  • Eligible to gain a Medicare Provider Number
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, respecting culture, values and ways of doing business
  • Ability to effectively identify psychosocial factors influencing pregnancy and parenting, and provide support and/or referral to specialist services

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.


Should you wish to discuss this opportunity further please contact Kristie Watego on 0447 424 215.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – Midday Monday 17th October 2022



Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

Job Salary

Attractive salary package starting at $80k