Provisional Pathologist

Full time, Part time or subcontracting / Sydney

About the Role:

We are seeking a  Provisional Psychologist to join our growing team. We are open to a subcontractor arrangement, full time employment or part time employment. 


Provisional Psychologist within the working environment will be required to:

  • Incorporate the theory and practice of their studies within a professional context 
  • Develop and apply appropriate counselling skills 
  • Develop an understanding of professional ethics and the boundaries of professional roles in a professional setting 

Interventions are carried out under the supervision of a registered supervisor. In addition, the Provisional Psychologist will participate in the professional life of the agency and function as part of the team of support staff. Other duties are flexible and varied as they are based on the needs of the individual participant and the local NDIS business. In addition to above duties, Provisional Psychologists may engage in behaviour support planning, specialist and general support coordination, one on one core or capacity building supports and the facilitation of therapeutic, social or educational activities. 

Service to Clients - Counselling

  • Take referrals and assess eligibility, considering issues of priority of need and risk
  • Conducting a range of psychometric tests and assessments across client lifespans (such as WAIS, ABAS-3)
  • Provision of counselling to a variety of client groups (individuals, groups, couples, families, organisations) and presentations (such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, work effectiveness, change management, promotion of wellbeing) in accordance with employment and contractual requirements
  • Delivery will include engagement of interventions, development of case conceptualisations, implementation of evidence-based practice and evaluation of the efficacy of the psychological treatments utilised
  • Develop and conduct a range of interpersonal and psycho-educational groups, aimed across the lifespan
  • Complete case histories and reports as required
  • Ensure all file notes, case/session notes, data sheets and other necessary documentation is kept current and complies with all legal and contractual requirements
  • Ensure that confidentiality and the integrity of information is preserved, maintaining detailed records of client contact and progress in accordance program guidelines
  • Assess the appropriateness of referral on to other services that may assist clients when required
  • Provide secondary consultation / psychological services to all relevant FCGF staff regarding the psychological needs of clients
  • Participate in case conferences about clients as required

Service to clients - General

  • Direct client contact is critical for FCG clients and the provisional psychologist is required to ensure adequate initial and ongoing engagement. Counselling may consist of both short-term and longer-term interventions using modalities such as CBT, solution-oriented, ACT, IPT, EMDR etc)
  • Engage clients and develop trusting and professional relationships that respect staff / client boundaries
  • Provide emotional support, opportunities to problem solve strategies, reflect on current behaviours and validation
  • Assist clients to develop and maintain a sustainable and meaningful lifestyle
  • Work within family and carer-sensitive frameworks
  •  Research evidence based psychological resource tools for clients
  • Research appropriate referral services
  • Participate in regular clinical supervision, team building and team meetings
  • Attend all scheduled supervisions: Internal Supervision, administrative and clinical as required; External clinical supervision to be provided by an APRHA recognised supervisor
  • To undertake any other duties or tasks as directed by the NDIS Program Manager or Area Business Manager

Effective and timely completion of administrative tasks

  • Develop and maintain an effective timetable/ schedule which enables the delivery of Psychological, behaviour support and related services that meet organisationally defined billable hour targets
  • Complete all required documentation, reporting, and record keeping in a timely and efficient manner
  • Document all assessments and reviews in a timely and efficient manner
  •  Ensure documentation is appropriately filed and participants/ parents/carers receive copies in line with organisational procedure.

Professional responsibilities, advocacy, and representation

  • Adhere to operational guidelines for service delivery as outlined in FCG’s policy and procedure documents.
  • Participate in regular team meetings, ongoing clinical supervision and professional development activities as required.
  • Represent or attend relevant external meetings, including interagency networks, and community forums where appropriate
  • Maintain a current knowledge of research and trends, through continued membership of relevant bodies and via other internal and external opportunities
  •  Employ current best practice and research-based principles into work performance.
  • Participate in a performance development & review process
  • Other duties as directed

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A sound knowledge of clinical Psychology standard
  • Practical experience in delivering services within natural learning environments e.g. home, educational, and community-based settings
  • Unrestricted Class C Driver’s License.
  • Accredited tertiary qualification in Psychology leading to provisional registration

Graduates are also encouraged to apply provided you are registered for AHPRA or willing to register

Please contact Natalie on 0456622094 or email for further information

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