Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist or Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Adelaide, Elizabeth and Marion
- Supporting Emotional Wellness in Aged Care - Senior Practitioner.
Part Time (60.8 fortnightly hours). Fixed Term Contract Ending 30 June 2026.
$94,409 + Super + Salary Packaging* (to increase your take home pay).
Located across Adelaide, Elizabeth and Marion.
You’re welcome at RASA
Our belief in the transformative power of relationships lies at the heart of everything we do.
You will be joining an inclusive, supportive and welcoming culture. Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) Values are Diversity, Respect, Belonging and Learning and this is reflected in the way we work and treat each other. Our teams embrace people from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds, beliefs, sexual and gender identities. We understand that your relationships are important, so we believe in being flexible, where possible, to support you to balance your work and personal commitments.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for passionate, proactive, and experienced individuals to provide psychological therapies onsite at the RACFs. You will utilise your expertise in delivering meaningful evidence based, time limited psychological therapies adjusted to be responsive to the needs of older people. You will also be highly motivated to work across all levels of a stepped care framework with a particular focus on meeting the needs of older people experiencing mild to moderate and severe mental health conditions.
Additional qualifications in Art therapy, Music therapy and Animal Assisted will be highly desired.
To be successful in this role you will need:
- A tertiary qualification (AQF level 7) in Social Work and registration as a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker with AASW; or
- A tertiary qualification (AQF level 7) in Psychology, and General registration as a Psychologist with APHRA
It would be a bonus if you have:
- Experience working in Aged Care, Mental Health or Medical settings
- Qualifications in Art Therapy, Animal assisted Therapy, or Music Therapy
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in dementia care and assessment
- Experience in delivering mental health training to clinical staff
- Experience in delivering group therapy
What you will be doing
The Supporting Emotional Wellness in Aged Care (SEW) provides free individual and group psychological therapies services for people living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) across metropolitan Adelaide. This service allows residents of registered RACFs to access free mental health services available to those in the community through the Better Access initiative.
For more information you can read the full Position Description.
If this role is what you are looking for, we’d love to hear from you.
Enquiries: Any enquiries can be addressed to Assuna Schultz on 0400 800 265.
Relationships Australia South Australia is a Child Safe and Equal Opportunity Employer
Please note that the services provided at RASA sites mean that our employees need to follow some specific requirements:
A satisfactory DHS Working with Children Check
A satisfactory National Criminal History Check
Have had the three TGA approved and recognised COVID vaccine doses and provide the certificate. If you can’t comply, you are encouraged to have a confidential conversation with the hiring manager about your individual circumstances.
*How Salary Packaging can increase your take home pay
Salary packing is an entitlement granted by the Federal Government to workers in approved non-government and health organisations. Salary Packaging can increase your take home salary by creating tax free earnings. In effect, $15,899 of your wage can be paid tax free in each fringe benefit tax year. This 'tax free' amount is in addition to the tax-free threshold of $18,200 for income.
Follow the link to the Salary Packaging information provided by AccessPay, our chosen provider, to find out more.
Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) is a not-for-profit, secular, community organisation, helping people to overcome difficulties and bring about positive change in their lives. We offer services for families, couples and individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. To find out more about RASA go to rasa.org.au.