Senior Child and Adolescent Psychologist: Innovative Private Practice Expanding Family

Canberra based

Employee or Independent Contractor position

Nurturing and supportive culture with growth opportunities 

Free supervision and training

Optional Saturday and After Hours sessions

About You

You are a consummate professional who loves providing child and adolescent therapy and/or conducting assessments. You have a passion for conducting tailored, client centred psychological services focusing on strengths.

You are 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 reflective practitioner, a lifelong learner, and deeply value clinical supervision and continuing professional development.

You relish the idea of sticking to time, giving appropriate attention to detail and prioritising tasks, so you can get out the door and focus on your life: the things you cherish, that lift you up, keep you grounded and balanced and revitalise you. You 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, calm, grounded, independent and have good boundaries. You really get the importance of maintaining a cohesive and supportive team. You believe that working together lifts us all up.

You are a confident practitioner who appreciates full administrative support and well-established systems, policies and procedures to free up your time, so that you can do your best clinical work.

You align with our values of Commitment, Abundance, Integrity and Connection.

Unlike many other private practices, we offer a career pathway to ensure your continued growth as a practitioner. To progress your career, you may have the opportunity to diversify your role, including more senior leadership and management duties over time. We want to work with you to achieve your highest potential at work.

About our Canberra Rooms

Based in the Belconnen and Gungahlin town centres, we are close to major arterial roads and boast loads of natural light and lifts for accessibility. We are close to public transport, shops, good schools, good coffee, food, gyms and shops. Our Belconnen rooms boast stunning views, easy access to walk around the lake at lunch time, plus end of journey facilities including showers, lockers and a bicycle tyre repair station. We have a dedicated Groups Room and an Assessment Room for psychometric testing.

Northside Psychology

About the Role

The role would suit an Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, School Psychologist, Clinical or General Psychologist with passion and experience in working with children, adolescents and their families. We firmly believe in nurturing and developing team members with all levels of experience.

This role involves providing therapy and/or assessments to children and adolescents, and working to support them and their families through this process. Experience with ASD, ADHD and ADD is beneficial for this role.

Psychological assessments include:

  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Academic Assessments
  • Educational/Learning Assessments
  • Gifted and Talented Assessments and early entry programs
  • School readiness
  • Behavioural Assessments including ODD, Conduct Disorder and screening for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
  • Adaptive Behaviour and Functional skills Assessments
  • Intellectual Disability Assessments

We have flexible arrangements for either an Independent Contractor, or an Employee position (minimum 3 days per week).

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 Clinicians, ably supported by a dedicated administrative team.

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

We are after the right person, the right fit. We want to make it work and ensure our team members do not burn out.

We know our people count. Their determination, loyalty and dedication to delivering their service, makes a difference. We reward our team members with competitive packages and a wide range of benefits in recognition for the invaluable contribution they make to the lives of others.

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 completed their overseas skills assessment, and are registered with AHPRA (pending presentation in person), are invited to apply.

Northside Psychology

Some of the benefits we offer…

  • Beautifully Appointed, New, Purpose Built Facilities 
  • Flexible working hours and locations to promote work - life balance
  • 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
  • manageable workload
  • Full marketing and business systems so you can focus on clients
  • Strong peer support, peer supervision and consultation 
  • The support of a Clinical Team Leader and an Internal Board Approved Supervisor
  • Clinical Endorsement Supervision 
  • Regular and Ongoing In House Training 
  • CPD budget for external use
  • Graduate Program with Full Training and Supervision 
  • EAP support services for our staff
  • Competitive remuneration 
  • Pampering on your birthday
  • Team dinners
  • And much, much more!

How to Apply

Please apply here, or you can apply for the position by forwarding your CV and a cover letter to:

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

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