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Quirky Kid® is a child psychology clinic and publishing house based in Australia. We work with parents, schools and clinics around the world to improve children’s social and emotional wellbeing. Our award-winning tools and resources have had a positive impact on children in more than 30 countries.

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Child Psychologist Sydney

Open Role

Quirky Kid continues to grow, develop and evolve. As a result, we are seeking a child psychologist who shares Quirky Kid’s passion for working with children – Together, amazing things happen.|

We’re looking for colleagues who love working with children and engaging confidently with parents to join our relaxed, welcoming and well-resourced clinics in Sydney (Woollahra) and Austinmer (Wollongong). In this role, you will be comfortable providing a mix of supervision and supporting a client load.

You will work closely with Quirky Kid’s CEO to ensure our clinical approach and efficacy are world-class.

Your role:

To offer parents, children and educators practical strategies and support to overcome issues, including emotional dysregulation, anxiety, parental separation, learning difficulties and social challenges, among other clinical presentations.

  • To assess and potentially diagnose using psychometric tools, including the ADOS-2, WISC-V, SB-5, WIAT-III, CBCL, ABAS-3 and the Conners-3.
  • To produce and peer review reports of the highest standard for parents and educators to help guide your clinical intervention.
  • To delight your clients with your attention to detail and commitment to achieving therapeutic goals using effective evidence-based interventions, incorporating art and play, where possible.
  • To advocate for children and families at case conferences, if required.
  • To deliver our award-winning workshops and programs for children.
  • To work within the structure of billable hours to ensure consultations, school observations, case conferences, test administration and reports are complete within agreed timeframes.
  • Provide clinical supervision to psychologists in the team.

Benefits and Remuneration package:

Salary range $85,000 to $95,000 p.a plus superannuation and entitlements (based on meeting position criteria), pro-rata, plus

  • QK perks, including Wellbeing Allowance, Beverage Allowance and Professional Development budget.
  • Receive over 40 hours of professional supervision a year
  • Contract position (2 years with a further two years).|
  • To be part of an enthusiastic clinical team with weekly peer supervision, an annual retreat and regular PD opportunities.
  • To be part of the dynamic QK culture where your insights, individuality and loyalty are highly valued.
  • To see opportunities for growth within QK and to lead independently.
  • To consult with a maximum of six clients per day.

Your Qualifications & Experience:

  • Fully Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Eligible for APS College of Clinical Psychologists or APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (desirable)
  • Three years+ experience working with children in diverse settings, such as paediatric mental health and/or an educational context.

Your Qualities:

  • Able to develop rapport with children, adolescents and parents.
  • Calm, creative, flexible, open, stylish and punctual.
  • Able to work a minimum of 16 hours (2 days/week) with a capacity for more (preferred).
  • Comfortable with commitment and a desire to establish a long-term, loyal client base amongst a caring team of colleagues.

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