Psychological Services Manager - EASA - Darwin

  • Opportunity to work with a dynamic organisation
  • Enjoy excellent salary and benefits
  • Lead and empower a passionate team of Psychologists

The Practice 

EASA is a firmly established not-for-profit organisation that offers an integrated package of psychological and organisational development services to a diverse range of organisations in the Northern Territory. Psychology services include disciplinary counselling, professional supervision, employer-directed work performance counselling and onsite employee support services. EASA has a presence in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine.

The Role 

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Psychological Services Manager will be responsible for managing the psychological services team located in various locations across the Northern Territory. The ideal candidate will be a highly experienced Psychologist with current AHPRA registration and will demonstrate the ability to lead a high performing team of professionals. The Psychological Services Manager will manage their own counselling caseload providing support to individuals for a broad range of issues. Responsibilities of the Psychological Services Manager include:

  • Provision of leadership to the Psychological Services team
  • Managing the Psychological Services operations in Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine
  • Overseeing the policies, procedures and arrangements for delivery of psychological services and client records management across the Northern Territory
  • Ensuring supervision arrangements are in place for Psychological Services staff
  • Managing a counselling caseload and providing short-term counselling for referred individuals

Benefits

  • Regular group and individual supervision
  • In-house professional development programs
  • Access to vehicle for limited private use
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access to professional development allowance up to $3000

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Psychology, eligibility for registration with the NT Registration Board, eligibility for full or associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society and current drivers’ licence.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic approach to varied and sometimes challenging work that may involve travel to remote regions in the Northern Territory.
  • Experience in generalist counselling across a range of issues, including Trauma, critical incidents, Alcohol & Other Drugs for individuals, couples and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability in team management and professional supervision of counsellors.
  • Exercise a high degree of initiative, judgement and discussion with an ability to organise work, delegate and achieve goals and objectives to maintain and extend high-quality service provision.
  • High standard of interpersonal and communication skills, together with professional report writing and presentation skills of a high order.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully initiate, develop and implement proposals for service delivery and training and development programs for client organisations.
  • Ability to promote and sell the services offered by Psychological services to organisations. These services include Employee Assistance Programs, Trauma support and training facilitated by the Psych Services Team.

For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity, contact Louise Keogh, Recruitment Coordinator:

t 08 8982 1070

e recruitment@ntphn.org.au

Applicants are required to provide a current CV and contact details for at least two referees.

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Incentives

Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) offers support and financial assistance to health professionals who are relocating to the NT or moving within the NT to a greater remoteness area classification for the purposes of employment. For further information regarding these opportunities, contact the recruitment and retention team.

Location

The Top End region is home to Darwin, Australia's only tropical capital city. Darwin is arguably one of Australia's most cosmopolitan cities with a population consisting of more than 60 nationalities. The greater Darwin area has a population of approximately 120,500 people. The city's multicultural mix is highlighted by its many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets. There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained including the Deckchair Cinema, sailing, museums and shopping centres as well as being nearby Litchfield National Park for great camping and swimming. The region has a tropical climate with a distinctively dry and wet season.

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