Child & Adolescent Psychologist Private Practice Jobs: Werribee and Geelong
Hopscotch & Harmony is a well-established and respected multi-award winning private practice that has a strong focus on child and adolescent mental health and neurodiversity-affirming assessments.
We are looking for motivated and passionate psychologists who would like to further their career in our collaborative, client-centred child and adolescent private practice at our Werribee practice in Melbourne's west and Belmont in Geelong.
We pride ourselves in being a warm, friendly practice, and we welcome driven, passionate psychologists who enjoy a supportive team environment.
We offer full-time or part-time employment if your priority is stability and leave entitlements, and we offer contracting agreements for psychologists if you prefer autonomy and independence. All current positions are Werribee or Geelong based (with work from home admin options depending on the role).
Current career opportunities for Child & Adolescent Psychologists
Clinical Team Leader - Psychologist (WErribee & geelong)
If you have been working as a Child and Adolescent Psychologist in private practice for a number of years and are wondering what's next for you, then we have a few exciting career pathways:
Clinical Team Leader - Psychologist If you're a psychologist with a track record of either leading a team, business development and strategy, or practice management, then consider this role in our leadership stream. Employment includes a combination of the child, adolescent and parenting consultations you enjoy most, as well as a leadership/management component.
Combine your business and leadership skills with a Child and Adolescent therapy/assessment caseload. Plenty of variety in your week and potential for career growth:
2 days fulfilling management responsibilities
3 days with child and adolescent clinical clients (no more than 5 a day)
The management duties look like this:
Coordinate the recruitment and induction of new Hopscotch & Harmony clinicians
Undertake performance management processes in partnership with the Principal Psychologist including probation reviews, performance improvement plans and disciplinary processes in order to maintain a harmonious workplace
Ensure appropriate documentation such as registration, insurance & contractor agreements are recorded in our HR system
Monthly check-ins with clinical staff to provide administrative supervision and coaching to enhance their success in private practice
Attendance and contribution at Hopscotch & Harmony team and leadership meetings
Management of the clinical team to achieve KPIs
You have demonstrated business and leadership skills from past roles
You want to make an impact on community mental health by leading our clinical team to provide a high quality service
You have demonstrated interest and experience providing child and adolescent therapy in a private practice setting
Given the leadership and supervisory responsibilities of this role, it is preferred (but not essential) that you are a Board-approved Supervisor
You will enjoy working closely with, and collaborating with, our Principal Psychologist who is responsible for clinical supervision and training across the team.
You love systems, processes and helping clinicians understand the administrative and business side of private practice
As an integral part of our leadership team, you will enjoy the influence you will have on the future direction of Hopscotch & Harmony
If this position excites you, then complete the form below to apply, or to speak to Jessica for a confidential discussion.
Choose from 100% therapy, 100% assessments or a combination that suits you
RDOs and 4 day working weeks available - just ask!
No more than 5 client hours scheduled in your diary each day
You have demonstrated interest and experience providing mental health support to young people aged 6-18 (or within that range)
You embrace a neurodiversity-affirming assessment approach
Autism, ADHD, SLD, Psycho-educational assessments
Experience with assessments including for autism, ADHD, and learning difficulties (e.g., WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS-IV, WIAT-III, CTOPP-2, ADOS-2, MIGDAS-2)
Minimum one day per week if contracting (could be Saturdays if that suits you)
You are a strong fit for this position if the following statements are true for you:
You are highly motivated and inspired to make a difference in the lives of others by providing evidence-based psychology services.
You are an effective communicator in-person, over the phone and in writing with a diverse range of people.
You have the ability to take initiative and contribute to practice building initiatives in order to elevate your profile and that of the practice.
You want to be part of a team that are just as dedicated as you to all things child, teen and family psychology.
You are after a role with a variety of opportunities and career growth.
You want to work for a dynamic, evolving and creative private practice.
You are excited about working for a practice that has been recognised for its business excellence and community service.
You love to work independently as well as part of a supportive team.
Former employers and colleagues describe you as driven, empathetic, committed and highly organised.
You understand that our clients deserve the highest level of professional service.
You support the holistic well-being of your clients and view liaising other health professionals and educators involved in their care as an essential part of your role in supporting your client.
You understand the importance of having systems in place to prepare and maintain all records, reports and documents as required for professional and ethical practice.
You are experienced in at least one of the following areas:
Child and Adolescent mental health - anxiety, depression, stress, emotional regulation
Parenting support and guidance (following a positive parenting philosophy)
Neurodiversity-affirming assessments for Autism and ADHD
Supervisor focus You're ready for your next psychologist job to be not only client facing, but also team facing. Your experience and knowledge will be highly valued by your colleagues and leadership. In this role you will support the professional growth of Hopscotch & Harmony's early career child and adolescent psychologists, including provisional psychologists in our internship program.
This role incorporates an ideal mix of the child, adolescent and parenting consultations that light you up the most, as well as clinical supervision of our team members. We have a small team of supervisors and we provide supervision on supervision to ensure you feel supported in this role.
Our Hopscotch & Harmony supervisors also provide supervision to other group practices and psychologists across Australia so this is definitely possible for you too!
You will need to be a PsyBA-approved supervisor (or eligible to be) to be eligible for this position.
This supervision role might be new to you, or you may already be an established supervisor. If you are interested in taking this next step but not quite sure then schedule a phone call with our Director, Jessica for a casual chat about a role could look like.
If you are interested then please complete the form below to apply or to speak to Jessica for a confidential discussion.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM for PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTs
Accepting applications for 2024
We offer an internship year program for provisional psychologists in the MPP 5+1 course.
Werribee or school-based
This is an employed position
Primary and secondary supervision included
Start your career as a child and adolescent psychologist in a supportive, structured role!
Graduate Program for early career psychologists (General registration)
The Hopscotch & Harmony Psychologist Graduate Program is a 24-month immersion program for early career psychologists (<3 years post-general registration). It gives you the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of working as a paediatric psychologist in private practice.
These are full-time salaried positions
This opportunity is for psychologists with general registration who have excelled in their post-graduate program and are now ready to dive deep in to private practice. This role is for psychologists who wish to gain deeper knowledge and experience working with young people from 4 to 18 years and their families.
This exciting program presents a range of learning opportunities to maximise professional and personal development, including:
Exposure and support with a variety of child psychology presentations
Provision of targeted professional development and e-learning
Development of strong skills in four key areas of child psychology
Regular mentoring, feedback and individualised development plan
Time management & caseload management support to boost your confidence and capabilities
Community engagement activities to learn how private practitioners work with the wider community
Our Psychologist Graduate Program provides the ideal foundation to build an exceptional career as a child and adolescent psychologist in private practice and beyond.
You'll emerge from the program with strong clinical skills and confidence to either step up in to a new role at Hopscotch & Harmony or meet a new challenge that comes your way.This position is perfect for you if you:
Are new to private practice and want a clear, structured professional development pathway
Have a solid foundation of clinical skills that you have developed through your placements or early career experience
Have experience working with young people
Are excited, driven and passionate to be a part of our team!
Receive mentoring and training to develop a strong foundation in four key areas:
Autism and ADHD assessment
After your three month orientation and training period, you will see an average of 20 clients a week and be involved in some of the following (depending on your personal and professional interests):
Why join our Graduate program for early career child and adolescent psychologists?
More than just a job, in this program you will:
receive support to develop your career as a child and adolescent psychologist through mentorship, professional development to dive deep into your preferred areas, and our online development program.
join other graduates and interns so you will have other early-career psychologists to lean on and learn from.
join a practice that embraces collegiality, professionalism, ethical practice and exceptional client care.
Why a career with Hopscotch & Harmony?
You can be confident that you are joining a reputable and well-established practice.
Our team members are so dedicated to making Hopscotch & Harmony an exceptional, innovative practice that we have been awarded Wyndham Council's best service based business three times, and have been a finalist in the Australian Allied Health Awards for Excellence in Paediatric Practice. Furthermore, our Director, Jessica Cleary won the 2022 Allied Health Awards Australian Psychologist of the Year and Allied Health Leadership and Management Excellence awards.
We create roles to suit the skills, interests and experiences of our Senior Psychologists. We hire for cultural fit and especially employ psychologists who are committed to our company values of Belonging, Integrity and Courage.
We want to hear about your experiences and what you can offer our practice, and in return let us tell you what we can offer you.
What we've learned over the years...
Although our team members bring their unique selves to their jobs, over the years we have found that our thriving, most satisfied psychologists and therapists have the following traits in common:
A can-do attitude
Demonstrates initiative... but knows their limits
Organised...but not perfectionistic (we'll help you with that!)
Hopscotch and Harmony respectfully recognise the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first Peoples of the continent now called Australia. We acknowledge the Bunurong and Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land on which we work, and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.