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Branch: Canberra

Looking for a role that offers diversity?  Interested in working as part of a multidisciplinary team?

We’re growing, so come and be part of CatholicCare’s Allied Health Service team!

Competitive salary and benefits

Full Time and/or Part Time position – 6 month contract available with possible extension.

Exciting training and development opportunities.

We are currently seeking Child Mental Health Clinicians to work within our Child Mental Health Programs and Child Trauma Programs, delivering evidence based interventions in either or both programs.

The Role

The Child Mental Health clinician/s will provide psychological interventions including the provision of comprehensive assessments and structured treatment plans whilst adopting a range of evidence-based intervention appropriate for use with children under 12 and their family members. The clinician/s will co-facilitate group based programs for children and their families/carers. In addition, the clinicians working in the Trauma program will be required to work in a multidisciplinary team to support children who have experienced trauma (single incident and complex trauma). The clinician/s have access to a range of professional development opportunities to support this work.

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option and professional development in a family friendly environment.

About us

CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect and Excellence.

Selection Criteria

The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Relevant accreditation including one of the following; 1) General Registration with APHRA as a psychologist, both generally registered psychologists and clinical psychologists; 2) Social Workers, with AASW mental health accreditation; 3) a Better Access to Mental Health endorsed Occupational Therapist; 4) a credentialed Mental Health Nurse with ACMHN.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience working in the mental health space with children and commitment to delivering evidence based practice.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations and to manage risk.
  • Willingness to reflect on, review and challenge current practice and an openness to training and development.
  • Have an understanding of EEO, Work Safety and confidentiality


  • Experience providing interventions to children that have experienced trauma
To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:
  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People’s Card (if working in the ACT)
  • a Working with Children Check (if working in NSW)
You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check. To apply you must:
  • Attach an updated resume
  • Covering letter
  • Address each area in the selection criteria.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. Previous applicants need not apply.

Please download the selection criteria:Child Mental Health & Trauma Clinician PD

Please send your applications to:

Closing Date: until positions are filled

*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.