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Clinical Psychology Team Leader

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Organisation : Royal Far West

Location : Sydney (Manly NSW)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Health – General

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 25 Jan, 2018

About the Role

The Role

Frustrated with a limited scope of practise? Feel like you could be doing more in your chosen profession? Enjoy leading, coaching and mentoring?

This multidisciplinary team of health and medical professionals provide much needed services to some of the most remote communities around Australia.

True collaboration treats the child as a whole within the context of the family and community. We use a developmental approach that is trauma-informed, child and family centred and strengths-based. Complementing the Clinical Psychology team are Developmental Paediatricians, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Speech Pathologists for the provision of evidence-based assessments, treatments and strategies. A Department of Education school is on site, with which we collaborate regularly.

Reporting to the Head of Service Delivery this key leadership position is responsible for the leadership, management and direction of our highly effective Psychology Team. The principle emphasis of this position is to lead, coordinate and support the delivery of quality, integrated, client focused health services in line with contemporary, professional standards of practice and governance frameworks.

Career development

Opportunities arise for staff to present at conferences, town and school meetings and internally to improve the service offering. Our industry-leading Telecare services allow experience in the innovative, quickly-growing world of therapy via technology. Staff from this team have also moved to Business Development and have been able to extend the reach of our offerings by working with key stakeholders including schools, local medical practitioners and allied health professionals.

On your first day with us, you will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Accredited postgraduate Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), and full endorsement in the area of Clinical Psychology. 
  • Approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ (FTE) paediatric clinical experience working with children and young people with complex developmental difficulties;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to lead, inspire, support and manage a team of clinicians;
  • Excellent leadership qualities: demonstrated ability to develop and lead a team of professionals to deliver a high standard of client care and support;
  • Driven, motivated, resilient and self-reliant;
  • High level organisational skills including an ability to undertake a range of diverse tasks and manage competing deadlines;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the issues influencing individual and organisational performance within the clinical setting;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multidisciplinary team setting;
  • Strong experience in Microsoft Office programs.


  • Previous experience in a leadership role;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing new service models and/or growing services
  • Experience delivering services via telecare
  • Experience in a rural and remote setting
  • An understanding of trauma informed practice and delivering trauma informed services.

This role has been identified as a ‘Category A employee’ and requires protection against vaccine specified preventable diseases.

An above industry standard remuneration package, including the ability to salary package, will be negotiated with the successful candidate. The successful applicant will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check.

For further information please contact Michael Everett on 02 8966 8525. Alternatively a position description is available on the Royal Far West website http://www.royalfarwest.org.au/careers

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your CV and Cover Letter addressing each of the essential criteria to the Human Resources Manager, recruitment@royalfarwest.org.au or PO Box 52, Manly NSW 1655.

Closing date: Thursday 25th January 2018

Royal Far West is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Royal Far West

Clinical Psychology Team Leader

Full time

 The Organisation

  • Innovative non-government organisation providing health, medical and educational services to children from rural and remote Australia
  • Consistent and unprecedented growth for the last 5 years
  • Effecting real change at the child, family and community level by providing services:
    • onsite in Manly
    • using technology to access families who would otherwise be without services
    • outreach services
  • Working as part of a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team
  • National leaders in the provision of multi-disciplinary Telecare services


Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Michael Everett

Phone : 02 8966 8525

Email : michaele@royalfarwest.org.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Clinical Psychology Team Leader via Pro Bono Australia.


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