Senior Psychologist / AHPRA Supervisor - Canberra

Job Classification
Job Type
Full Time
Start timeframe
All Canberra ACT
Posted By
The Centre for Positive Behaviour Support (CPBS)
About the job

An exciting full-time opportunity has become available for an experienced Senior Psychologist to join The Centre for Positive Behaviour Support (CPBS). This senior position will give the suitable applicant a $10,000 Sign On Bonus and the opportunity to further develop their professional and leadership skills by providing direct support and supervision to Provisional Psychologists undertaking their provisional psychology internship through CPBS.


Organisational Overview:

The Centre for Positive Behaviour Support (CPBS) is a leading national organisation that believes in making behaviour support services accessible to everyone that needs them. As a person-centered organisation, working for CPBS is about joining a team that is passionate about each individual contribution towards delivering services to all self-funded or National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) referrals that request behaviour support.


Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Principal Psychologist, the Senior Psychologist/ AHPRA Supervisor will provide assessment, treatment and clinical supervision services as part of CPBS’ mission to educate and support people to implement non-aversive behaviour support strategies. This role will provide direct support and supervision to Provisional Psychologists undertaking their provisional psychology internship through CPBS. The Psychology Service will have a specific focus towards supporting individuals with neuro-developmental disorders, intellectual and psychosocial disabilities seeking psychology services through the NDIS.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide both clinical assessment, treatment and supervision, engaging with children, adolescents, individuals and families accessing CPBS for emotional, mental or behavioural concerns
  • Facilitate initial assessment and treatment/intervention services using a variety of therapeutic approaches
  • Provide specific primary supervision to Provisional Psychologists engaging in a provisional psychology internship at CPBS in order the meet their placement requirements
  • Provide day to day supervision and support to Provisional Psychologists
  • Provide clinical supervision, advice and peer support to other Psychologists as required
  • Engage in clinical practice with clients referred to the Psychology Service including:
  • Select and administer appropriate psychological assessments including structured observation, clinical interviews, psychometric assessments, and interpret and integrate this data
  • Formulate psychological treatment plans that are specific to each client based on an analysis of complex factors contributing to the presentation, and selectively drawing on appropriate conceptual and theoretical models, and present in written format
  • Monitor each individual client to ensure clients are followed up should they not return to therapy (duty of care)
  • Administer appropriate risk management plans as required
  • Maintain accurate case notes and files using an electronic clinical record and according to Practice protocols and professional standards
  • Prepare letters and reports to referrers, insurers and other third parties with information about assessment, diagnosis, treatment and recommendations, in line with mandatory reporting requirements
  • Co-facilitate group therapy as needed



    • Registration as Psychology Board-Approved Supervisor (PsychBA)
    • Registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA minimum 6 years
    • Experience in the provision of clinical supervision
    • Registration with Medicare
    • Experience with assessment and the delivery of both individual and group interventions
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in counselling practice and methods
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills demonstrated with a wide range of individuals, organisations and consumers
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively develop and maintain positive relationships, networks and therapeutic relationships
    • Valid driver's licence
    • Ability to attain all mandatory compliance checks including the NDIS Workers Screening Check, National Criminal History Check and any relevant State-issued WWCC/WWVP cards
    • COVID19 Vaccination Digital Certificate, inclusive of mandated booster vaccinations as directed by State Government and NDIS mandates



    • Adaptability and ability to respond positively to manage change
    • Sound operational knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, email and web based applications.



    We offer outstanding professional development opportunities and support individualised pathways to progressing the PBS careers of our people, along with offering a family-friendly work-life balance, including flexible work arrangements and a $10,000 Sign On Bonus. Terms and Conditions apply.


    Job Location (Area or Region)
    Job Type
    Business Type
    Allied Health Practice
    Job Title
    Senior Psychologist / AHPRA Supervisor - Canberra
    Posted By
    The Centre for Positive Behaviour Support (CPBS)
    All Canberra ACT
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