Job Description

Psychologist | Full Time

Move and Play Paediatric Therapy is a leading multidisciplinary paediatric allied health service based in Mackay and Airlie Beach. We are an experienced team of OT's, Physio's, Speechie's and AHA's, and we pride ourselves on looking out for each other, working collaboratively, delivering high quality client-centred outcomes for children and families, and serving our community. 

We are currently seeking a highly motivated psychologist with a passion for helping children and families to join our supportive and collaborative multidisciplinary team.

As a psychologist with Move and Play, you will be responsible for supporting children and adolescents, and their families with a variety of developmental, neurodevelopmental, disability, or mental health presentations. Our service uses a collaborative family centred approach and delivers supports using a mix of in clinic and community based services.

You will work both independently and collaboratively with the rest of the multidisciplinary team to provide assessment and therapeutic supports for children and, when relevant, their family members. Therapeutic interventions may include individualised 1:1 sessions, small group therapy, telehealth-based therapy, as well as workshops and seminars. 

Psychology is a new discipline and this is a new role within our team, so we work alongside you and external mentors to establish a clear scope of practice that combines both our service goals and your clinical strengths and experience. We have established clinical and professional development programs, including internal and external mentoring and career development pathways, to enable your continued learning and growth. 

What's on offer (including those that are not always mentioned in job ads):

  • An amazing multidisciplinary team to be part of. We work closely together, doing joint appointments with 2 or 3 disciplines, and support each other to provide holistic quality care to children and families.
  • Flexible work and roster options - 4 day week, 9 day fortnight, 4 ½ days a week, work from home days or half days - we are dedicated to ensuring your roster suits your lifestyle!
  • Structured in house mentoring with an experienced team of senior therapists and team leaders. We will also set you up with an external mentor to provide you with the specific support you need.
  • Diary schedules that ensure you have enough time to do ‘all the things’ - we have dedicated time in everyone's diaries for report writing, non face to face activities, mentoring, meetings etc
  • 15 minutes minimum of dedicated preparation and planning time before or after every appointment so you have time to reflect and plan for each client session
  • Flexible ‘project block’ hour in your diary each day that you can use for client related activities, mentoring, or completing projects.
  • Team lunches, team social activities, and team R&R sessions to connect with each other and keep our vibe high
  • Professional development allowance and leave to help you attend training and events
  • Structured career pathways and regular guidance to continually foster your growth. We hope to also grow our psychology supports in the future, providing opportunities for team leadership for the right candidate.
  • Dedicated administrative support from our Client Services Team so you can focus on the clinical needs of clients
  • Live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.  A great place for people of any age looking for a fun, relaxed, friendly place to live.  We have everything you could want or need, without the hustle and bustle (and cost!) of city living.
  • Relocation funding is available if you will be moving to Mackay for the role.

Skills and experience:

  • AHPRA registered psychologist (full registration preferred, but will consider provisional registration)
  • Current Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Current driver's licence
  • NDIS worker screening check
  • Vaccination against COVID-19
  • Creativity and passion for helping children be the best they can be

Our website and social media pages (Facebook: ; Instagram: ) provide additional information about us. Visit us online to meet the team and see what we do!

If you are interested in what we have to offer, we would love to hear from you! Please apply via SEEK or send your Cover Letter and Resume to the Business Manager via