Psychologist or Mental Health Social Worker

Northside Psychology

Registered Psychologist with or without an endorsement in Clinical, Counselling, Educational /Developmental Psychology, or Accredited Mental Health Social Worker required for thriving private practice in Gungahlin and/ or Belconnen, Canberra.

Flexible arrangements for either a Contractor or Employee Position.

In an effort to keep up with the referrals and demand for our services, we have relocated to brand new purpose built facilities so we can accommodate more clinicians and bring our waiting lists down.

Flexible days and hours to meet your needs

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 are dedicated and committed to giving the best to our team, our clients and referrers. We want the same level of commitment and dedication from our team members. We want them to be committed to their clients, the role, the team, and to the company. We see this as a Win Win.

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 The Role

We are seeking outstanding clinicians to join our team – part-time or full-time. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, highly skilled team dedicated to achieving excellence. The role is to provide therapy to clients with a range of clinical presentation. The successful applicants will provide direct clinical services and associated administrative duties, including writing case notes, letters and reports to referrers.

The role would suit a Registered Psychologist with or without an endorsement in Clinical, Counselling, Educational /Developmental Psychology, or an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.

About us

Having opened in 2007, Northside Psychology is a large, well-established private psychology practice in strong demand with clinics in Belconnen and Gungahlin. We boast a stable and cohesive team of excellent clinicians, ably supported by a strong and dedicated administrative team.

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.

Our Values are Loyalty, Commitment, Connection, Abundance, Integrity and Gratitude.

About You

You are a consummate professional. Passionate and dedicated about your clients, the quality of services you provide, and the outcomes your clients receive. You thrive on this, and find it extremely rewarding. You are a lifelong learner, and deeply value clinical supervision and continuing professional development. You are a reflective practitioner and invest time in improving your clinical work to get the best results for your clients.

You relish the idea of sticking to time with sessions, giving appropriate attention to detail and prioritising tasks like GP letters, so you can get out the door on time and focus on your life – the things you cherish, that lift you up, keep you grounded and balanced, and revitalise you. You like to maintain a good balance in life, are committed to genuine self-care and are able to balance this with ongoing consistent, reliable and dedicated client care.

You are a warm, diplomatic, assertive, supportive and approachable team player, and feel at home in this environment. You are contained, boundaried, calm, grounded and independent. You get the importance of maintaining a cohesive and supportive team. You believe that working together lifts us all up.

You are able to take feedback, and understand the need to work within our standard operating procedures.

You are a confident practitioner who appreciates full admin support and established systems, policies and procedures to free up your time, so you can do what you do best.

You live life in line with our values of Loyalty, Commitment, Connection, Abundance, Integrity and Gratitude.

Early career psychologists including those about to gain their Provisional Registration are invited to apply for our Graduate Program.

Some of the benefits we offer…

  • A large administrative support team so you can focus on what you enjoy doing – working with your preferred client groups
  • A stimulating and diverse client load, matched to your strengths and interests
  • A manageable workload
  • Full marketing and business systems so you can focus on clients
  • Strong peer support, Clinical Supervision and consultation
  • Pampering on your birthday
  • Flexible working hours and locations to promote work – life balance
  • Complimentary team dinners
  • The support of a Clinical Team Leader
  • The support of an Internal Board Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • In House Training
  • Free Parking
  • Beautifully Appointed, New, Purpose Built Facilities
  • Flexible Terms to join us as an Independent Contractor or Employee
  • A generous CPD budget for employee clinicians
  • Psychology Graduate Program with Supervision

The Selection Criteria

Essential Skills and Requirements:

  1. Mental Health Professional: A Fully Registered Psychologist (with or without an Endorsement) or an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.
  2. High reliability and commitment to providing outstanding services to clients and referrers.
  3. Autonomous with a strong work ethic and ability to work as a part of a team.
  4. Excellent clinical assessment and treatment skills.
  5. Demonstrated skills in a range of evidence-based interventions.
  6. Committed to ongoing professional development.
  7. Ability to cover a broad range of clinical issues.
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  9. Excellent time management.
  10. Ability to secure Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  11. Ability to work legally in Australia.
  12. Eligibility to secure a Medicare Provider Number.

Desirable Skills and Requirements:

  1. Experience and interest in conducting cognitive, adaptive, educational/ learning, ADHD / ADD and ASD assessments.
  2. Experience and interest in working with children and or adolescents.
  3. Experience in private practice.
  4. Experience and interest in EMDR.
  5. Experience and interest in facilitating group therapy.

Northside Psychology is an Approved Temporary Activities Sponsor and a Standard Business Sponsor with the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. Suitably qualified and experienced overseas applicants who have had their overseas skills assessment completed, and are registered in Australia with AHPRA are invited to apply.

How To Apply

To apply for the position please forward your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to

Applications that do not address selection criteria or are incomplete will not be considered.

Please direct any questions to Stephanie Gold (Clinical Team Leader) on 02 6255 3008 or

Closing date: Suitably qualified and experienced applicants will be interviewed as applications are received.

To discuss any aspect of the role, please contact 02 6255 3008 / email