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Career Opportunity @ Kids First: Provisional Psychologist

Making a difference means something to you!

Your impact:

Making a positive, permanent impact on the lives of children and their families is your mission. 

Being part of a team that shares your values and purpose adds even more meaning to what you do.

Of course, you:

  • Are a fun, confident, and innovative Provisional Psychologist who loves to support kids and their families.
  • Have great people skills, are a fantastic communicator and enjoy working as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.
  • Are keen to contribute to a culture where whole-hearted connection with children, families and colleagues is an everyday reality.
  • Want to be of a vibrant practice where banter and a few laughs are the norm.
  • Are committed to using your skills for good.

And maybe right this moment …

  • You’re looking for that ‘perfect paediatric role’ where you can use your experience for good.
  • You understand that to truly make a difference in the world, learning from like-minded colleagues is vital.
  • You’re new to your clinical career, but have extensive experience working with and supporting children and families (such as education, behaviour or disability support services)
  • You’re working in another paediatric environment (e.g. school or community health) and are keen to experience the advantages of private practice.

If this sounds like you, an opportunity to create enormous impact is waiting for you at Kids First Children’s Services. 

Child psychologist supports a boy at Kids First Children's Services

About Us

  • Kids First Children’s Services is a thriving, family-owned private practice in Sydney’s northern beaches.
  • Since 2007, our award-winning speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists and teachers have helped more than 16,000 children and their families.
  • With 14 years’ history, we are busier than ever before and our speech therapy team is expanding now in order to meet our community’s needs.  

When you join the Kids First team, you’ll:

  • Provide warm, responsive and evidence-based therapeutic support to children aged 3 to 16
  • Work in partnership with families to help children to overcome their challenges
  • Collaborate with psychologists, pathologists, occupational therapists and special educators who are part of Kids First’s on-site multi-disciplinary team
  • Be part of our innovative service delivery program which includes individual interventions, fun small group programs and valuable school holiday activities
  • Benefit from weekly team meetings and case conferences as well as team retreats
  • Develop your professional skills under the supervision and guidance of highly respected PsyBa-Accredited Supervisor and Consultant Psychologist, Kate Caldecott-Davis.

Days and hour

We are looking for a speech pathologist to join us initially for 3 to 4 days per week.

Candidates who are available on Saturdays between 8.00am and 2.00pm are preferred.

(If you prefer to work fewer days, job-sharing will be considered for the right candidates) 


Kids First offers its team members the security of generous salaried positions.

Regular professional supervision is an integral part of ensuring that every clinician in our practice has the opportunity to not only be supported, but also to grow as a person and practitioner.

When you join the Kids First team, we provide (and pay for!) supervision that enhances your professional development.

Remuneration for this role will be absolutely aligned with your experience and the value that you bring to our practice.

Child psychologists Child psychologist at Kids FIrst Children's Services in Sydney's northern beaches

Not just ‘Any Provisional Psychologist’

At Kids First, our Core Values are Care, Kindness, Compassion and Making a Contribution.

This role is a special one and we are not looking for simply ‘any’ provisional psychologist.

If you are an exceptional 5 + 1 or 4 + 2 undergraduate who is dedicated to building a career in child and adolescent psychology, has demonstrated previous experience in a paediatric setting and see yourself as a long-term member of our visionary multi-disciplinary team, we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for a genuine team player, an excellent clinical practitioner and an outstanding communicator who shares our commitment, mission and values.

If you seek a role where you can contribute to a culture that values whole-hearted connections with children, families and colleagues, apply now.  

Our Child & Family Clinician Team

Provisional Psychologists at Kids First are members of our Child and Family Clinician team.

These roles require some clinical experience, however, if you are an undergraduate with additional experience working with children (for example, you have teaching qualifications or extensive paediatric experience in another setting) we encourage you to apply for this role.

We are looking for a provisional psychologist who wants to build a career with us.

If you think you have what it takes, are willing to learn, work hard, be mentored and demonstrate commitment to Kids First and the children we work with, we will consider you for this exceptional career opportunity.

Essential Criteria

  • AHPRA registration as Provisional Psychologist
  • Warm, caring interpersonal skills and a flexible, “can do” approach
  • Experience supporting children with behavioural, social and emotional challenges
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • Permanent Australian residency
  • Ability to support kids and families outside school hours

Desirable Criteria

  • Local resident of northern Sydney
  • Experience working with children who have disabilities or other additional needs

Apply now

Email your application to sonja [at] and please include:

  • A brief cover letter with your CV outlining how you meet the above criteria
  • Your resume
  • The contact details of two professional referees.

Alternately, please feel warmly welcome to call Kids First Children’s Services on (02) 9938 5419 to have a confidential chat about this role with our director, Sonja Walker.

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