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Positions available at DSA Psychologists


General re positions available at DSA Psychologists::

An opportunity now exists for 1 or 2 qualified and experienced clinical or counselling psychologist at DSA Psychologists. With Medicare rebates we have a preference for clinical psychologists but would consider suitably qualified and experienced counselling psychologists. As you can see from our website, David Stickels & Associates P/L is a group of psychologists working together under the framework of the principal's long-standing private practice.

DSA Psychologists is based in Ringwood where we have established our head office in Wantirna Road where we operate 3 consulting rooms. DSA Psychologists have provided services to clients in the outer eastern suburbs for over 35 years and we have established strong liaisons with GPs and Medical Clinics throughout this region and into the Yarra Valley through our previous clinic in Lilydale.

The need for new consultants at Ringwood arises because of ongoing turnover of consultants where they seek to improve their careers in different locations. I also have a constant wish to fill all available sessions at our clinic.

We are particularly in need of an experienced child, adolescent and family psychologist with the ability to work with adults as well. We would also like a psychologist with hypnosis training and experience – these positions may therefore require two appointments.

We have sessions available at Ringwood on most days including Saturday morning.

Please ring me via our Ringwood rooms (9870 9069) if you have any queries, otherwise I look forward to receiving your written, or emailed, application as soon as possible. David Stickels Director

David Stickels

Position Description - Two part-time psychologists.

These positions are available at Ringwood and are part of our consulting psychology practice. They are available for psychologists with appropriate training and considerable experience in clinical or counselling psychology, and particularly with qualifications and experience in working with children and families, who can both extend and complement our service. We are also looking for experienced psychologists who can work well with a wide range of adult problems including stress, major emotional disorders, relationship counselling and sexual dysfunction. The requirement for CBT training and experience is also paramount and training in hypnosis would be an advantage.

General requirements:

  • Must be registered with the Psychologists Board of Australia (PBA/AHPRA)
  • Prefer a minimum of 3 years experience as a psychologist in clinical or counselling settings, but happy to develop people with less experience;
  • Qualified and experienced in child, adolescent and family psychology;
  • Capable of working with adults and with a wide range of psychological disorders;
  • Must want to work in a small team, including attending meetings where necessary in Ringwood, and undertaking regular supervision.
  • Must have available and be willing to offer a minimum of 4 sessions a week.

Additional preferred requirements:

  • Qualified and experienced in hypnosis practice, preferably with the Australian Society of Hypnosis;
  • Qualified and experienced in relationship and sexual counselling;
  • Demonstrated competence in psychometric assessment – for example - of learning disabilities, school readiness, intellectual capacity and emotional or personality difficulties;

One or Two Positions available:

One to Two part-time positions (with at least 4 sessions each) are now available.


Remuneration is based on a generous fee-share arrangement with details available on enquiry to the practice director (email below). In general it involves a 60:40 split of our standard fees received - ie $102 per hour for Clinical Psychologists and $90 per hour for Counselling Psychologists - with adjustments made for other fee structures such as Workcover, TAC, Vet's Affairs and rebate-only clients.


General duties:

All psychologists in the practice must be able to operate independently within the framework of our organisation. This means being experienced but also willing to undertake supervision as required and to attend occasional management meetings at Ringwood. General duties are to provide therapy or assessments to clients on appointment – these are all made through our head office. There may also be opportunity to provide workshops and presentations and this is an area that could be developed. Appointments are made to the clinic on referral from a doctor or school, or via our marketing activities - mainly Yellow Pages Online. Appointments are generally for 50 minutes.

There may also be possibilities for DSA psychologists to undertake organisational development with companies and governmental departments in our region, but these occur on only an ad hoc basis.

Application and enquiries:

Written applications should be forwarded to 8 Wantirna Road, Ringwood 3134 or via email to david@dsapsychologists.com.au

Applications close on Applications close on 20th August 2016.

We reserve the right to make an immediate appointment before the closing date and sessions are available now for an immediate commencement.