Enjoy the private practice environment, with the stability of an employed position and a varied caseload. We collaborate with our clinicians regarding the types of clients they are most passionate about working with. We also aim to support our clinicians to work in the format that best suits them and their clients; for example, you might offer shorter-term intensive therapy or want the opportunity to provide longer-term therapies.
We are hoping to welcome an experienced psychologist (P2 or P3) to join our team on a part-time basis for 2 to 4 days a week. Weekends and evenings may be possible. This is a role designed to help you achieve work-life balance with sustainable caseloads and options for additional entitlements for supervision, annual leave, and study leave (see below).
Our current team members are happy to chat to potential interviewees about the culture of YCP. We’ve also included some testimonials at the bottom of this ad.
YCP is a small private practice that has built a reputation for the provision of compassionate and effective psychological services. We see a broad range of clients who access our services through various funding streams including private funding, Medicare, NDIS, and Melbourne City Mission. We work with young adults, adults, and older adults. We have invested in a highly skilled on-site administrative support team who are valued by our clinicians and clients alike. Our office is conveniently located on the east end of Swan St, Richmond, close to public transport, and provides comfortable and private consulting rooms. Currently, we are seeing our clients either via telehealth or face-to-face within government guidelines.
What you will receive
This position will allow you to continue developing your clinical skills, in a warm and supportive environment. We strive to create a supportive environment for our clinicians that includes opportunities for supervision, debriefing, and professional development. We aim to establish sustainable workloads for our clinicians to help ensure you flourish at work and to feel confident that you can provide high quality services to your clients.
Your salary package will be between will be between $50 and $75 per hour (plus superannuation), depending on your experience and the leave arrangements you select; we are aware that different clinicians value different aspects of their salary package, so we aim to offer you some flexibility. Perhaps you want to optimise your hourly pay rate or have a CPD allowance built in. Alternatively, you may be seeking more work-life balance and want to opt for additional leave at a lower hourly payrate.
If you would prefer to join the practice as an associate rather than an employee, we are happy to discuss this.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a compassionate and non-judgmental psychologist with full registration. Those applying for a P3 position will need to be a board-approved supervisor (or close to finishing the process of becoming board-approved). It is important that you are able to be autonomous while also enjoying collaboration with your team members. You will also believe in ongoing personal and professional development. A current Police Check, Working with Children check, and NDIS worker clearance is required before commencing work.
We would particularly like to hear from you if you are experienced and passionate about working with clients who we currently have a high demand from; this includes people with complex trauma, functional neurological disorders, and/or eating disordered behaviours, and neurodivergent clients. However, if you have something to offer that is not currently provided by our clinic, we would love to hear from you! We are always pleased to find team members who represent the diverse range of people we provide services to.
Why you might want to work with YCP
We strive to create a supportive environment for our team as we know this is what helps you provide the best support for your clients.
Support: As a board approved supervisor, Laura Humphreys offers our team members monthly individual supervision (pro-rated) in addition to ad hoc support and optional monthly team meetings/CPD. Our administrative team is led by our practice manager, Tracey Groenewald. The admin team offer support with triage, referral management, invoicing, and administration of routine feedback/outcome monitoring.
Resources: We have invested many hours in developing procedures, policies and forms to help our team provide professional and compliant services. We are supported by a medical IT support company (Vibe Group) who manage our medical grade cloud server to securely store clinical data. You will have access to our computers, photocopier/printer, scanner, secure electronic fax, practice management software, online assessment platforms, and iPads. You’ll also have access to our professional library, client workbooks, sensory regulation tools, and psychological and neuropsychological tests (depending on qualification requirements).
How to Apply
If you think we’d work well together, please submit a copy of your Curriculum Vitae, along with a detailed cover letter expressing:
- why you would like to work at YCP
- why you would be a great fit for the YCP team
- the days/evenings you are available for consulting
Applications will close at 5pm on Thursday 31st August. Promising applicants may be offered interviews/positions prior to the closing date. Please contact Tracey (Practice Manager) or Laura (Director and Principal Psychologist) on 9429 0050 if you would like additional information about this role or if you would like Tracey to help facilitate a time for you to chat to a current team member.
Please note this role is not suitable for individuals who do not have full, unrestricted working rights in Australia. Please do not apply if you, or an immediate family member, have been a client of our clinic.
Testimonials from our team:
“I have worked at Yarra City Psychology for five years now. We are a fantastic small team of experienced and supportive clinicians, and great administrative support staff who keep things running smoothly. The practice is well-resourced, the rooms are lovely and comfortable, and there are plenty of professional development opportunities offered” Dr Asawari Henderson, Clinical Neuropsychologist
“I like being part of the team here because I think there is a really healthy balance between autonomy and support, which can be hard to find in a workplace but such an important factor for wellbeing and professional development. There’s also an abundance of resources available for professional development and there is a sense of community and care about the wellbeing of all members of our team. As an employee I feel valued, respected and supported in continuously growing professionally as a clinician.” Karla Harris, Provisional Psychologist
“I am incredibly grateful to have joined Yarra City Psychology (YCP) as a clinical neuropsychology registrar. Under the exceptional leadership of Laura Humphreys, the clinic director and my supervisor, I have experienced unwavering support and growth opportunities that have significantly enhanced my career journey.” Lily Li, Psychologist and Neuropsychology Registrar