Clinic Director

Melbourne, Australia
08 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Provide leadership for the Melbourne Psychology Clinic (MPC)
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with psychology and counselling agencies
  • Fixed term, part time (0.5) role based in Melbourne

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is located across five campuses of Australian Catholic University and is one of the largest faculties of Health Sciences in Australia. The Faculty is structured into three national Schools:

  • School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
  • School of Behavioural and Health Sciences
  • School of Allied Health

The Faculty’s courses are developed within the Catholic intellectual tradition with the goal of preparing graduates in health with an emphasis on social justice and equity, and sustainability.

The Clinic Director will have overall responsibility for the leadership, administration, operation, and promotion of the Melbourne Psychology Clinic (MPC). In this role, the Clinic Director will be guided by the current best practice in service delivery. The Clinic is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, for 48 weeks of the year.

More specifically the role will:

  • Coordinate the internal practicum placements of postgraduate psychology students
  • Provide supervision to students as required in accordance with the relevant accreditation bodies
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with psychology and counselling agencies to secure appropriate referrals to the Clinic
  • Work closely with placement coordinator and course coordinators and may contribute to teaching.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • A postgraduate qualification in Clinical Psychology
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency(AHPRA)
  • Full membership (or eligibility) with the Australian Psychological Society (APS) - desirable
  • Clinical endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)
  • Proven ability as supervisor in higher education settings by the PsyBA
  • Experience in major methods of evidence-based psychological assessment e.g. Wechsler tests.
  • Expertise in the administration, scoring and reporting of psychometric tests of cognitive abilities, academic achievement and adaptive behaviour
  • Experience in major methods of evidence-based psychological interventions, therapy, and treatment evaluation across a range of client types, disorders, and contexts, as well as expertise in working with children and families
  • Knowledge of and commitment to ethical, legal, and professional codes of the APS and clinical registration bodies.

How to Apply: 

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description, as well as indicating if they are applying for a full-time or part-time role. To apply please click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $136,458 - $148,143 pro rata pa, including salary component $123,300 - $133,971 pro rata pa (Academic Classification Level C), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to Dr Tom Whelan via or call (03) 9953 3127

A valid working with children clearance for the Victoria is required.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

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ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  24 February 2019 at 11:55pm (AEDST)

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