Psychologist / Social Worker / OT / Mental Health Nurse – Group Facilitator Townsville Private Clinic


Townsville Private Clinic is a modern 73 bed voluntary private mental health service conveniently located on Wills Street in Townsville’s CBD. We proudly deliver quality integrated private healthcare services to Townsville and the wider North Queensland community.

Townsville Private Clinic is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.  Our private mental health services work in partnership with Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, general hospitals, Accident and Emergency, public mental health and our key referrers to ensure recovery and an individualised focus for each patient.

Our team of professionals is carefully selected and committed to providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and support for people experiencing mental health concerns. With a focus on high quality inpatient, day patient and outpatient mental health care, we deliver positive patient outcomes for people with acute adult mental health disorders.

Our dedicated and highly qualified team of experienced Consultant Psychiatrists, Nursing and Allied Health professionals foster a discrete environment ideal for treatment and recovery. Specialised care is provided in the least restrictive environment while maintaining patient safety and confidentiality as a first priority.

Our holistic approach to treatment is offered in a safe and supportive environment utilising evidence-based treatment, patient education and therapeutic programs.

Townsville Private Clinic is operated by Aurora Healthcare. Our Australian portfolio comprises 16 private hospitals and community services in Australia’s major cities and key regional areas; with 1,000 mental health beds, 500 rehabilitation/medical beds and a range of outpatient and day programs making it one of the largest private providers in Australia’s mental health and rehabilitation sectors.

Our Allied Health team currently consists of 16 part-time and full-time staff that work alongside the clinic’s consultant psychiatrists and nursing staff to provide a holistic approach to mental health treatment. The team are responsible for providing a number of inpatient and outpatient group based programs to meet a variety of needs in the local community. 

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic psychologist, occupational therapist, social worker or mental health nurse to join our dynamic, high functioning and supportive team. This role that will work within outpatient day programs and/or inpatient programs.  The role will primarily include the facilitation of group programs.  Full-time or part-time role available which may suit those looking for diversity in their work alongside their private practice. Work may be across day, evening or weekends depending on needs of the team.  

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a suitably qualified clinician who is highly organised, possesses a ‘can-do’ attitude and is passionate about the continual growth and delivery of high quality evidence-based practice in an inpatient setting.  Key duties for this role will include:


  • Facilitate groups in line with evidence-based practice and across a wide variety of topics.
  • Attend & contribute to multidisciplinary ward rounds. 
  • Build and foster collaborative stakeholder relationships and networks pertaining to mental health and wellbeing both within TPC and the wider community. 
  • Maintain a high standard of documentation and reporting.
  • Work alongside the allied health team and wider TPC team to ensure high quality program delivery including program content, continual program improvement and innovation. 
  • Alignment with company values – Care with Compassion, Pursue Excellence, Guided by Curiosity, Work Collaboratively, Empower Patients and Providers. 

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualifications in Psychology (with General AHPRA registration), Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Nursing. 
  • Skills & experience in working within the field of mental health and at least one or more of the following: DBT, Trauma, Drugs & Alcohol, CBT, ACT, MBCT, Sleep.
  • Hold full Registration with AHPRA (Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses) or membership with AASW (Social Workers only)
  • High level of organisation, time management and flexibility as the role functions within a high paced and demanding environment.
  • Sound level of computer knowledge and skills for documentation and reporting.
  • Demonstrated effective written & verbal communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Sound case formulation skills 


Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous group facilitation experience 



To be eligible for this position you must have all of the following:

  • Hold the right to live and work in Australia
  • Hold a current NDIS Worker Screening clearance, or have the ability to obtain one
  • Have evidence of full COVID vaccination status 
  • Undergo and satisfy a national police check within the last 3 months



Applicants that are rated suitable for this recruitment and who are not offered the position will be kept on file and may be used to fill future vacancies within the next 18 months. 


For more information, please contact Hayley Golledge, Allied Health Manager on 0744311600 or [email protected] before Friday 30th of September. Please note vacancy may be filled prior to closure date. 


Please submit your CV including 2 referees and letter outlining how you meet the skills and duties of the role (maximum 2 pages).



Townsville Private Clinic

Job Salary

Full time