Psychologist

Job No: RDN833
Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

Clinical or Registered Psychologist
Gidget Foundation Australia

Wagga Wagga, NSW


About us


Gidget Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to promote emotional wellbeing for expectant and new parents and to raise awareness of perinatal depression and anxiety amongst women and their families, their health providers and the wider community to ensure those in need receive timely, appropriate and supportive care.
The Foundation leverages its impact and strengthens its outcomes by working collaboratively with many professionals who support vulnerable parents. Its programs include:
• Gidget Emotional Wellbeing Screening Programs at hospitals (The Mater and North Shore Private) with seven more to come in 2019.
• Gidget House Model of Care, providing free psychological support (10 sessions) for families experiencing emotional distress during pregnancy and early parenthood, located at North Sydney, Randwick, the Mater Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital and Merrylands; and opening soon in Queanbeyan.
• Start Talking, providing free telehealth psychological counselling support (10 sessions) for expectant and new parents nationwide.
• Education and awareness programs for health professionals and the community.
• Advocacy and active memberships of professional networks.
• Research and contribution to mainstream and professional publications.
• Development and distribution of resources.

Location - Gidget House Wagga Wagga


• Multiple part time contractor positions available
• Opportunity to specialise in perinatal mental health
• Located within the Murrumbidgee Tresillian Family Care Centre in Wagga Wagga
• Start from February 2019 (flexible start dates also available)
• Full administration support
• Medicare bulk-billed service


About the program


Gidget House is a specialist centre offering perinatal mental health services to expectant and new parents in need of support around perinatal depression and anxiety (PNDA).
This is a GP referred program that requires a mental health plan. Gidget Psychologists support new mums and dads living with PNDA or who may have experienced some other forms of perinatal trauma such fertility issues, miscarriage and stillbirth.
The program is underpinned by a basic belief that early detection and intervention are key in ensuring those living with PNDA address the issues with specialist treatment and can go on to live happy and fulfilling lives.
Gidget Foundation Australia 34A McLaren Street North Sydney NSW 2060 | ABN 52 160 202 960
PO Box 4076 Royal North Shore Hospital NSW 2065 | T 1300 851 758 | F 02 9460 1551
contact@gidgetfoundation.org.au | www.gidgetfoundation.org.au
Gidget Foundation Australia exists to promote the importance of emotional wellbeing among expectant and new
parents, their health providers and the wider community to ensure that those in need receive timely, appropriate
and supportive care.
Gidget House Wagga Wagga is currently looking for qualified, skilled and experienced psychologists who will work within a team under the supervision and guidance of perinatal psychiatrist, Professor Bryanne Barnett AM .
The people we are looking for understand the value of a person-centred recovery approach, have a can-do attitude, are able to work independently and as part of a team.
Gidget House Wagga Wagga will be open Monday to Friday. A range of days/hours is available and the role/s can accommodate school hours.


Essential selection criteria


• Demonstrated proficiency in comprehensive psychological assessment and evidence-based therapy relevant to parents with perinatal mental health issues.
• AHPRA registration and endorsements in psychology.
• At least 5 years post-registration experience, with specific experience working with perinatal clients.
• Demonstrated ability to work within a recovery oriented model, utilising a person/family centred approach.
• Demonstrated capacity to work independently under approved professional supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to plan and facilitate effective management of a caseload.
• Demonstrated high level communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
• Proven ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships and linkages with other relevant stakeholders and communities of interest to ensure better outcomes for the target group.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organisational skills with thorough attention to detail.
• Computer literacy including sound knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft applications, in particular Word and Outlook.
Desirable selection criteria
• Research skills.
The applicant will need to have
• Registered status as a Clinical Psychologist or Psychologist
• Medicare eligibility
• Valid Police Clearance or Criminal Record Check
• Current First Aid Certificate
• Working with Children Check
• An Australian Business Number
• Current indemnity insurance


Remuneration - Medicare rebate


Gidget Foundation Australia 34A McLaren Street North Sydney NSW 2060 | ABN 52 160 202 960
PO Box 4076 Royal North Shore Hospital NSW 2065 | T 1300 851 758 | F 02 9460 1551
contact@gidgetfoundation.org.au | www.gidgetfoundation.org.au
Gidget Foundation Australia exists to promote the importance of emotional wellbeing among expectant and new
parents, their health providers and the wider community to ensure that those in need receive timely, appropriate
and supportive care.


Other benefits


• Career growth and training opportunities in a valuable sector
• Full administration support


Apply now


Please submit a cover letter with your resume and regular availability to Peni Bailey at peni.bailey@gidgetfoundation.org.au Please mark your application with “Wagga Psychologist”. Referees will be sought upon short list completion.
The suitable applicants will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions at Gidget Foundation Australia.

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