Join Our Team

BUSHkids is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation which works within local communities to support the development of children by increasing community capacity through education, prevention and early intervention programs.

Services are primarily delivered from regional Centres based in Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick, with satellite sites in Inglewood, Stanthorpe, Kingaroy/Nanango and Agnes Waters/Miriam Vale. BUSHkids NDIS Early Start Teams are based in Bundaberg,  Maroochydore,  Maryborough and Rockhampton with satellite centres in Emerald and Gladstone.

Regional activities are coordinated by a small number of support staff located in the BUSHkids Offices in Toowong, Brisbane.

Our Purpose

To provide equitable and accessible health, developmental and educational services to families and communities that will encourage them to grow.

Our Vision

To become recognised as a leader in developmental services, empowering children and their families in rural, remote and regional Queensland to be engaged, connected, aware and resilient.

Our Values

  • Child-focused and family-centred
  • Working collaboratively to make a difference for vulnerable families
  • Accountability to clients, communities and stakeholders

This position is a temporary part-time role.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

With the support of the Psychology Clinical Professional Lead, the position will develop, implement and evaluate a new telepsychology service to families in regional Queensland areas.

This role will involve participation in a telehealth research project, including collecting clinical outcomes data and a researcher observing practice with your consent.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development of clinical practice guidelines for telehealth psychology.
  • Provide psychological services to parents and children remotely via video connection.
  • Actively participate with the multidisciplinary team remotely via video connection.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and other organisations in regional Queensland areas remotely via video connection.
  • Provide a one-week quarterly fly-in service to regional Queensland areas (total four weeks per year) to provide face to face support to families, BUSHkids team and key stakeholders. This may involve individual assessment and intervention, seminars and/or workshops.
  • Maintain data / accurate records of Psychology service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards.
  • Maintain and care for equipment and resources provided for telepsychology service delivery and identify resource requirements as required.
  • Monitor and review telepsychology service in consultation with the Clinical Services Manager and Psychology Clinical Professional Lead.
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development and supervision activities as deemed appropriate by the Psychology Clinical Professional Lead and Clinical Services Manager for continued skill development in contemporary psychology practice.
  • Participate in allocated clinical project work, quality improvement activities and research activities in consultation with the Clinical Services Manager and Psychology Clinical Professional Lead.
  • Practice independently as a Psychologist on a daily basis, exercising a high degree of clinical autonomy.
  • Maintain a code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the Code of Ethics of the Australian Psychological Society.

EMPLOYER EXPECTATIONS

Staff members will adhere to:

  • Maintain a personal presentation, code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims established by Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme.
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner.
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention.
  • Duties and responsibilities which may alter from time to time in line with the BUSHkids Mission, Aims and Strategies.
  • Reasonable directions of the Clinical Services Manager and Psychology Clinical Professional Lead are to be fully implemented.
  • Maintain client confidentiality as outlined in BUSHkids Policies & Procedures.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The Psychologist is responsible directly to the Clinical Services Manager for clinical issues.
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids.
  • This position has no financial delegation.

 

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Psychology (4 year degree)
  • Current Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia

Other requirements:

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Each staff member will be required to provide the Clinical Services Manager with certified copies of required documentation if not already held on file.

Desirable

  • Experience working with children and families with a focus on development and behaviour.
  • Master’s degree or higher.
  • Experience working via telehealth pathways.
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating small group programs with children and/or their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience with working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities.

BUSHKIDS BENEFITS

  • A range of generous conditions of employment and entitlements are provided, such as nine-day fortnight work arrangement for full-time staff, rural isolation bonuses, and learning and development leave.

Ongoing Professional Development

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its clinician’s ongoing professional development (PD) and a generous annual PD budget is allocated to clinicians.
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued clinician development within the organisation. The Psychology Clinical Professional Lead for BUSHkids is an experienced clinical psychologist who is a board approved supervisor for the clinical registrar program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • People with a disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 3-6 month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with, or at risk of, social, emotional, developmental and behavioural difficulties, with a focus on early intervention and family-centred practice
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to provide psychological services via telehealth pathways (e.g. Phone, Skype, Online, etc.

Communication/Team Participation

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary for good working relationships and client care
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team

Leadership/Work Unit Management

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and ability to share knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision and to appropriately manage time and workload

HOW TO APPLY 

Applicants are to submit a brief resume and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role addressing the above Key Selection Criteria.

Please email your application to the Clinical Services Manager by email via recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Closing date for applications has been extended, apply today!

The full job description with further information about the position can be downloaded here.