Principal Psychologist

  • : Northside Psychology
  • : 25-Jul-2020
  • : All Canberra ACT


Full Time Principal Psychologist required to manage large, established private practice with two locations in Canberra.

This is a rare opportunity to lead a dynamic, highly skilled team dedicated to achieving excellence. This role is about Leadership, Team Management, Business Development and Business Management. The successful applicant will also provide a high level of clinical services three days per week.

Salary package $120,000 to $140,000, including superannuation and a generous CPD allowance.


Whether you live in Canberra or are interested in relocating to the nation’s capital to reap the benefits of a more balanced lifestyle, we want to hear from you!

At Northside Psychology we know our people count. Their determination, loyalty and dedication to delivering an exceptional service makes a difference. We have an extraordinary team of clinicians and take our time to find the right people.

We reward our team members with competitive packages and a wide range of benefits to thank them for the invaluable contribution they make to the lives of others.


About us

Having opened in 2007, Northside Psychology is a large, well-established private psychology practice in strong demand with clinics in Hawker, Gungahlin and a small outpost in Adelaide. We comprise a stable and cohesive team of excellent clinicians, ably supported by a strong and dedicated administrative team. Currently we have 13 clinicians, 5 permanent Administrative Officers and a pool of casual administrative staff.

Our mission is to improve Quality of Life. We strive to be the leading psychology practice. We pride ourselves on having a family friendly, highly professional and supportive environment.


Some of the benefits we offer

?        Competitive remuneration

?        A large administrative support team so our clinicians can focus on what they enjoy doing – working with their preferred client groups

?        A stimulating and diverse client load, matched to clinical strengths and interests

?        A cohesive, supportive team

?        Pampering on your birthday

?        Complimentary team dinners

?        very generous CPD budget to refreshrecharge and develop areas of interest

?        EAP support services

?        Annual leave, long service leave, personal and carers’ leave and superannuation entitlements


The Role

The successful applicant will be responsible for business management and the ongoing development of a large well established practice.

The Principal Psychologist’s primary duties and responsibilities will be:

?       Leadership and team management

?       The day-to-day business, administrative, financial and human resource management of the practice

?       Strategic business development

?       Providing excellent service and clinical practice

?       Planning, development and implementation of policies and procedures

?       Creating, implementing and managing an annual Business Development and Marketing Plan

?       Establishing and nurturing relationships with strategic partners

?       Identifying and developing new services, products and business opportunities

?       The general support and management of all team members, including providing clinical supervision and peer supervision activities

?       Developing opportunities for education and training activities within Northside Psychology

?       Recruitment, selection, orientation, induction and ongoing support of team members, including recently graduated staff

?       Developing relationships with universities and post graduate psychology programs

?       Performance management, as well as overseeing and managing career progression pathways

?       Overseeing the high level of services for our referrers and clients

?       Actively initiating, developing and implementing quality and service improvement processes

?       Providing an advanced level of clinical services, including clinical assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based intervention services


The ideal person

Our ideal person is an experienced and confident practitioner who relishes the idea of managing a private psychology business and leading a high functioning and dedicated team, with the primary focus of excellence.


?       Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHRPA).

?       Registration as a Board Approved Supervisor, able to provide both primary and secondary supervision to provisional psychologists is highly desirable.

?       Clinical Endorsement or Educational and Developmental Endorsement supervisor status is highly desirable.


?       Demonstrated Leadership and Team Management skills

?       Demonstrated experience in building, growing, managing and leading teams

?       Excellent communication, negotiation, presentation, written and interpersonal skills

?       Ability to build strong relationships, effectively communicate, support and educate others

?       Demonstrated ability to provide support/supervision to peers, other personnel and students

?       Business management skills

?       Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and evaluate service improvements

?       Skills in developing and implementing systems, Policies and Procedures

?       Financial management skills

?       Ability to prioritise and manage competing demands

?       Proactive and highly self-motivated


Job Location (Area or Region)
Job Type
Business Type
Private Practice
Job Title
Principal Psychologist
Start timeframe
Posted By
Northside Psychology
Contact Phone
Candidate Criteria
All Canberra ACT
Location Map View Map

No Similar Jobs Found.