Vacancy: Psychologist

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success. 

Your new role

As part of the Child Health Team at Merri Health, you will be responsible for:

  • Assessing and managing issues affecting children and their families
  • Facilitating children's group programs and parent education sessions
  • Participating in peer review and support to ensure services respond to client needs and best practice principles
  • Developing and implementing evaluation techniques for individual and group programs
  • Preparing reports and referrals to other professionals for opinions/management, participating in case conferences and secondary consultations

Based at our Bell Street site, this is a part-time position (0.4 EFT) offered on a fixed term basis until July 2020. To be considered for this position, applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Demonstrated skills in the provision of evidence based psychological services to children and their families, as well as experience in the use of assessment tools relevant to the 0-6 age group
  • Ability to contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of early childhood intervention programs
  • Proven knowledge of the principles of family centered practice in early childhood intervention
  • A solid understanding of best practice models in child and family psychology
  • Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written skills

What we offer

You will have the opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Audiologists. In addition, there is an opportunity to manage complex clinical cases, while working amongst diverse communities.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position description. If this peaks your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact Monique Kennedy, Team Leader Child Health on (03) 9319 9463 or

When you’re ready to apply, please email your CV, covering letter, addressing the Key Selection Criteria to

Applications close 5pm 19 June 2019.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates may be contacted.

What else do I need to know

Successful applicants will be required to have a current National Police Check and, if relevant to the position, a Working with Children Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and full Drivers Licence.

Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the GLBTIQ community and those living with a disability to apply.