Sexual Health Psychologist Sexual Health and Intimacy Psychological Services (SHIPS)


Start your next career chapter at our industry-leading sexual health psychology organisation. Expand your skills through supervised practice and training as part of our supportive passionate team. 


About Sexual Health and Intimacy Psychological Services (SHIPS)

SHIPS is a progressive, inclusive, psychology organisation with a mission to reduce shame and stigma attached to sex and sexuality for individuals and for our community. We are industry leaders as the first psychology practice in Australia to focus exclusively on sexual health and its intersection with mental health and marginalised communities. We train and supervise psychologists to deliver exceptional, ethical, trauma-informed sexual health treatment. We believe that therapeutic content should not just be for people who can access the therapy room, so we develop and share evidence-based and community-feedback-informed resources. We are a kink-friendly, poly-friendly, sex work positive and LGBTIQA+ inclusive organisation.


Position description 

Develop your skills for sexual health specific treatment through supervised practice, partaking in industry-leading training, and being part of our passionate, supportive team. While receiving this support and training your duties include:


  • Deliver psychological treatment for individuals and/or more than one person for sexual health, intimacy and related mental health issues
  • Deliver psychological treatment for mental health issues for marginalised community members such as those who practice kink or BDSM, those who engage in non-monogamous relationship structures, sex workers or members of the LGBTIQA+ community


  • Conduct WPATH assessments to support gender affirmation referrals and procedures 
  • Complete written reports to support gender affirmation referrals and procedures  

Administration and communication:

  • Maintain clinical case notes
  • Respond to internal and external emails
  • Write mental health review letters for General Practitioners
  • Write professional assessment reports and support letters for clients and health professionals
  • Consult with health practitioners regarding the treatment of clients
  • Liaise with administration and practice staff regarding therapeutically informed communication with clients, as well as booking and availability
  • Attend monthly team meetings to maintain collaborative care of clients


Benefits of working at SHIPS 

  • Fortnightly individual supervision
  • Fortnightly group supervision
  • Access to 20 online SHIPS sexual health training courses (30+ hours of training)
  • Regular in-person team training and workshops
  • Access to resource library
  • Adhoc debriefing
  • You can help develop innovative strategies for supporting the wellbeing of our community
  • SHIPS has a focus on fostering a safe and inspiring workplace. Receive ongoing support and opportunities for connection and collaboration from our community of exceptional and down-to-earth practitioners and support staff. 
  • Therapeutically minded business model and procedures – clinical governance and client wellbeing guides processes on every level
  • Full administration support from our exceptional admin team (all bookings, payments and communication are taken care of fo you)
  • SHIPS is growing – there will be future opportunities for career progression


About you

  • AHPRA registration as a General or Clinical Psychologist
  • Medicare registered
  • Minimum 2 years clinical experience 
  • Necessary: completed training in trauma processing modalities (eg. EMDR, Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems) or would be willing to complete
  • Desirable: Training in or experience with sex and intimacy treatment desirable
  • Strong reflective practice
  • Sensitive and collaborative approach to treatment
  • Passion for learning and self-development
  • Ability to work independently and in team environments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Incorporates self-care and work/life balance into practice


Positions available

Salaried position. 

2 days available for suitable applicants 


Application instructions

Interested applicants can send a cover letter and resume to Dr Sarah Ashton: [email protected]

For queries please contact Sarah on: 0422 490 444

Applications close: 30 October 2023



Sexual Health and Intimacy Psychological Services (SHIPS)

Job Salary

Part time