Position Details
Reference Number 162108
Position Title Psychologist (Grade 3) - Research
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Women's & Children's
Location Kitchener House
Salary $96,886.00 to $110,323.00
Hours Per Fortnight 16
Position Summary
  • Temporary part time - 16 hours per fortnight (maternity leave relief).
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supportive team environment.
  • Opportunity to further develop leadership and skills within a multidisciplinary team.  

About the facility 

The Child Health Research Unit (CHRU) led by Prof Peter Vuillermin is made up of multidisciplinary team who are committed to improving child health outcomes. Two significant research projects are run through CHRU; the Barwon Infant Study (BIS) and the Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity Study (ENDIA).

About the role 

Are you passionate about child health and looking to expand your career in research? The Barwon Infant Study is investigating the impact of adverse early life environments on child neurodevelopment. The BIS investigator team includes a neurodevelopmental paediatrician and psychologists. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing neurodevelopmental assessments within school based and in-clinic settings, as part of the Barwon Infant Study (BIS). 

The study currently follows approximately 900 participants (aged 7-9) born to mothers recruited during pregnancy. For more information please visit our website www.barwoninfantstudy.org.au 

The Clinical Psychologist will be primarily responsible for: 

  • Oversight of standardization and quality assurance processes for the neurodevelopmental assessments. 
  • Coordinate training and provide supervision to Research Assistants.
  • Coordinate appropriate clinical follow-up and referrals as necessary.

This is a fixed term, part-time (0.2 FTE), parental leave cover position with possibility of extension. Working arrangements may be negotiated.

 If this sounds like an opportunity that you would like to be a part of then you are strongly encouraged to apply.  

About the culture

We believe that the interaction with participating families is one of the most rewarding aspects of the role.
The Child Health Research Unit consists of students, researchers and clinicians who are passionate about providing children with the best possible start to life.  Barwon Health has a vibrant culture of education and training for all staff, creating a foundation for continuous learning in health and scientific research.  Employees within CHRU are exposed to many areas of research in the population health setting, giving rise to a multitude of professional development opportunities. Barwon Health works hard to encourage and showcase the excellent work produced by our researchers.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles. 

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch. 

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Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Excellent time management, organisational and analytical problem-solving skills
Essential: Demonstrated understanding of a range of research methodologies and their application in empirical research
Essential: Demonstrated capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Desirable: Experience working with children and adolescents
Desirable: Experience with administration of psychological assessment tools
Desirable: Familiarity with developmental psychology and childhood developmental disorders
Desirable: Previous research experience.
Essential: AHPRA registration as a psychologist with relevant endorsement or enrolment in registrar program (Clinical, Clinical Neuropsychology, Educational and Developmental), plus an appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience or training
Essential: Demonstrated contribution to data generation and/or publications (e.g., coordinating data collection, data storage, data cleaning, data analysis, and writing papers)
Contact Person Nakita Clements 
Contact Person Job Title Project Coordinator 
Contact Number 0438 981 078 
Contact Email nclements@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 07/07/2020
Position Description
File name 
BIS Research Psych Gr3 PD 4Jun2020.pdf Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.