Psychologist (Grade 1 or 2 – Bayswater)

Irabina Autism Services is seeking Psychologists (Grade 1 or 2) to join our dynamic team in Bayswater.

Join the market leaderFlexible working arrangementsFantastic employee benefits on offer

Irabina is the biggest paediatric autism service provider in Australia and has been supporting children and young people with autism for the past 50 years. We are at the cutting edge of service delivery and have helped shape how autism therapies are delivered in Australia through evidence-based support, intervention services, education and training programs.

We believe that our staff at Irabina are as unique and special as the children and young people that we provide support for.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to work towards a leadership role within a supportive trans-disciplinary environment.

The Role:

  • Planning and providing therapy to children with an ASD in a trans-disciplinary group environment, in line with identified family centred goals.
  • Planning and providing therapy, counselling and clinical services to adults in both individual service provision and in group settings, as required.
  • Assessment of mental health status of parents of children with ASD. Intervention to promote optimum parenting of such children. Counselling for grief/loss and emotional trauma associated with parenting a child with ASD.
  • Undertaking relevant assessments of children’s social skills, behaviour, play and cognitive abilities, as required for program planning purposes.
  • Undertaking relevant assessments to assist in determining a diagnosis of ASD and other developmental conditions in children.
  • Assess a child’s abilities to participate confidently at home and in their local community, across a range of developmental domains. Assessment tools used may be both formal and informal.
  • Experience in writing detailed service plans with family input and approval.
  • Deliver current psychological interventions, both individually and group focused, in line with the identified needs of the child and best psychology practice.
  • Listen to parents and provide feedback on their child’s progress in an open, honest and caring environment.
  • Produce written information, such as professional reports, parent handouts and other material


 What we can offer:

  • We offer great salaries with access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free). Never heard of it? Check it out here
  • We run market leading, innovative programs that no other autism centre in Australia runs.
  • We will grow you as a practitioner with access to our most senior staff who are leaders in their field.
  • A mentoring program, professional development opportunities and leadership program.
  • Full induction program including Autism specific training across multiple programs and disciplines
  • True work / life balance is also provided, with flexibility around your calendar so you dictate when and where you work

Complete the form to access the Position Summary for this opportunity. For further information or a confidential discussion please call the People & Culture Team on 03 9720 1118.

Join the Irabina Family

We’ve been growing at an enormous rate over the last few years. That strength meant during the Covid lockdown, when others were closing their doors or laying off staff, we were able to maintain every single staff member and continued to grow exponentially. As we grow, we need more passionate people to join our Irabina family.

We have multiple job opportunities available at our Bayswater, Pakenham/Cardinia and Bundoora sites, as well as remote options for people working from home.

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