Child Psychologist

Job Classification
Job Type
Full Time
Start timeframe
Dapto NSW 2530
Posted By
Ripples Allied Health Consultancy

The Opportunity

Ripples Allied Health Consultancy and Synapse OT are looking for a Child Psychologist and a paediatric Occupational Therapist who are experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults with complex presentations (including complex trauma experiences and/or disability support needs) to join our Ripples family. These positions are made for a Registered Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist and an Occupational Therapist with a professional, grounded and attuned approach, and sound clinical experience in evidence-based practices. If this is you, and you are a person who enjoys working within a dynamic team of highly skilled allied health professionals including Psychologists, an Occupational Therapist and an Art Therapist, where you are supported to make a positive difference we would love to hear from you. The practice has strong values in the professional development of students and staff where training and supervision is provided as part of employment. The Salary is offered based on the award rates and reflects your level of experience. Superannuation into your chosen fund and plenty of personal development opportunities are part of the package.


These positions are offered as a Part-Time or Full-Time position for a 6-month contract with the view of being made permanent. Hours will vary depending on your availability, clinic space and client need. 1-5 days per week. Saturday availability is highly desirable.

About You

You are looking for a practice that has been built on reciprocal genuine connection within the practice and community where safe relationships, trustworthiness, learning and professionalism are among their core values.  You are looking at engaging in a place that is a little different. We love plants, dogs are welcome and it's crazy sock day everyday as walking around in socks during play sessions in pretty normal (and cool).

  • Will be family orientated when working with children, and person centred when working with adults with disabilities.

  • Has an established skillset in an evidence-based treatment framework, but highly adaptable and open-minded to other evidence-based practice.

  • Can conduct standardised assessments and skilled in writing therapy reports.

  • Can plan and be organised to meet client goals within a busy practice.

  • Is passionate and determined to make a difference in people’s lives, with the foundations of a mindful practitioner aware of what is within one’s control

  • Have great boundaries and know when to say no and take stock.

  • Place importance on the feedback process, the joint sharing of knowledge to develop your clinical knowledge and skills in a supportive and caring environment.

  • Can adapt to change, take on new and exciting challenges. 

  • Has excellent time management skills.

  • Enjoy working as part of a dynamic team, establishing team camaraderie and having a laugh

  • Generally reinvigorated by Professional Development and know the value of regular individual and peer supervision.

About Us

We are a well-established, progressive, dynamic, friendly and collegial private practice in Dapto within the Illawarra area. We have a friendly, trauma and disability supportive space close to public transport and shops, well-resourced playrooms and assessment library. Synapse OT and Ripples AHC is a well-known trauma and disability focussed practice in the area with over 16 years of experience locally, with a reputation on working collaboratively with complex presentations. Senior practitioners work closely with each team member and provide regular informal and formal supervision. The practice is known for delivering excellent clinical outcomes in a fun, professional and friendly environment. We are in the position where the high demand from strong word of mouth amongst clients, medical referrers, NGO’s and networks and an excellent community reputation has led to this recruitment need. We provide high-quality evidence-based assessment and intervention to empower individuals facing challenges to live the lives they deserve and wish for themselves. 

Why Join Us

  • You'll be part of a practice with an outstanding reputation in the Illawarra and a team that values growth of individual staff members. We’ll invest in supporting you reach your potential and support you with your endeavours.

  • We value professional and personal development. You’ll get free monthly individual supervision, free peer supervision, and free professional development.

  • Collegial support. You’ll never feel you are working in isolation and always know you are a valued team member.

  • Becoming part of the Ripples family.  We consider your health and wellbeing our business. At Ripples we believe in the importance of acknowledging that caring for others can be very challenging, and making contributions whilst having fun. We get together as a team all compliments of Ripples, for your birthday and a few dinners a throughout the year.

  • We nurture and promote 'work-life balance' by letting you choose your working hours and ensuring how you practice self-care is discussed in supervision.

  • Plenty of on-road parking within short walking distance and close to the train station for those who don’t drive.

  • Opportunity to foster your own clinical skills through supervision of therapy assistants and students if you wish to do so along with the opportunity to pursue your own clinical interests and develop your own programs.

  • Flexible working hours based on clinic availability, your own preferences and client needs.

Child Psychologist Position

Skills & Qualifications

  • You have Full AHPRA registration

  • Eligible to provide psychological services with Medicare rebates

  • Employed Working with Children’s Check

  • Can use PC laptops, touch type and learn new platforms easily.

  • Excellent written, oral communication, and record keeping skills.

  • Professional, reliable, warm and friendly manner

  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team setting

  • Has a record of connecting with external service providers and care teams

  • Organised and trustworthy

  • You have strong clinical experience in evidence-based interventions with at least 2 years of experience in the trauma or disability sector (familiar with NDIS policies, and safeguarding)

  • Personally driven to meet AHPRA requirements for professional development

  • Active participation in individual and peer supervision

  • Driver’s licence (Advantageous)

  • Workcover approved (Advantageous)

  • Victims Services approved (Advantageous)

  • AHPRA Supervisor Approved (Advantageous)

  • Availability to work weekends (Advantageous)

  • Experience with Halaxy Practice Management Software (Advantageous)


Job Location (Area or Region)
Job Type
Business Type
Private Practice
Job Title
Child Psychologist
Posted By
Ripples Allied Health Consultancy
Dapto NSW 2530
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