Psychologist (Gender Service)


Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

  • Career category:Health professional
  • Job type:Job
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Part-time/ Pro-rata
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:11/12/2023
  • Location:Australia
LGBTQI+ rights/ SOGIESC Health
The Role:
 We have an exciting opportunity for a Psychologist to join the RCH Gender Service to provide assessment, treatment and support for TGD children and adolescents. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the Psychologist works to an agreed program logic model to:
  • Provide high quality, evidence-based assessment, treatment and support to children & young people referred to the Gender Service, and their families. 
  • Participate in the clinical evaluation and research activities of the RCH Gender Service.
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings and activities related to service planning, development and improvement. 
  • Provide supervision to Grade 2 psychologists and if approved, Psychology interns. 
  • Contribute to leadership and development of community-based services for trans and gender diverse children and adolescents, including provision of Education. 
To be successful in this role you will have:
Grade 2 Psychologists:
  • Hold a minimum Master of Psychology degree qualification from an accredited course/university
  • Be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)
  • Continuously satisfy the PsyBA continuing professional development standards
  • Uphold the PsyBA Code of Ethics
  • Hold an Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology, or be working towards an Area of Practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology with PsyBA
  • Experience in psychological assessment and treatment including advanced knowledge of a least one major therapeutic modality.
  • Substantial knowledge of psychological and developmental disorders and the effects on children, young people and their families. 
Grade 3 Psychologists:
  • Hold a minimum Master of Psychology degree qualification from an accredited course/university 
  • Be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) 
  • Have a minimum of five years professional experience
  • Hold Board-approved supervisor status, including Board-approval as a ‘Registrar Program Principal Supervisor’
  • Have Experience working in a mental health setting with children, adolescents and families. 
  • Experience working with individuals who are transgender, gender diverse, non-binary, and/or are experiencing gender distress. 
  • A professional demeanour and caring and ethical approach to clinical practice. 
  • A respectful and sensitive approach to colleagues, other professionals, and to children and their families. 
  • Experience conducting mental health assessments for children and young people experiencing gender incongruence

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