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Psychologist - Children's Specialist

South Melbourne

Reference: 4757681

  • Work with Melbourne's most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • Great South Melbourne location, close to public transportation, shops and cafes
  • Sub-contracting, temporary, part-time arrangement
  • $75 per hour
  • Flexible work options

Launch Housing has an ambitious and singular mission to end homelessness. We aim to get people housed, keep them housed, and be an influential voice on ending homelessness. We are a secular, independent provider of choice for clients and the 'go to' organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community.

Launch Housing has a unique role for a registered psychologist to provide outreach counselling and educational assessments to children and families who have experienced homelessness and/or family violence. Children and parents are seen within home and school environments and this service is largely delivered throughout the Southern Region of Melbourne.

The role requires the psychologist to be experienced in undertaking the WIAT-III, WISC-V, and Vineland -III for children / young people. It requires the psychologist to assist in the development and implementation of education plans, working directly with schools and parents, with the goal to reduce lost learning time and improve the educational and well-being outcomes.

You must be able to work autonomously and within a team environment. Demonstrated experience and skills in working with children and parents who have experienced homelessness and or family violence are highly desirable.

You will need:

  • Full registration with AHPRA as a Psychologist
  • Eligibility for rebates through Medicare and familiarity of the Medicare reporting requirements and processes
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance and ABN

Applicants must be willing to work in a contracting role with the:

  • Willingness to work some after hour appointments and
  • Work from a trauma informed and strengths based framework

To apply please submit your CV along with your Cover Letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria which you will find in the position description located on our vacancies page.

For further information about this opportunity, please call Nadine Howard on 0409 547 439.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children check and Police check. Launch Housing is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse.

Launch Housing is an Equal Opportunity employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.