Career Opportunity: Psychologist

Are you a warm, caring, and experienced psychologist with 3+ years working with children? 

You’re the kind of person that children and families trust.

You are a caring and confident psychologist who is committed to supporting others and who wants to make a positive difference in others’ lives.

You have great people skills, are a fantastic communicator and enjoy working as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

If you crave deeper connections, meaningful collaboration, and a supportive environment, Kids First Children’s Services in Sydney’s sunny Northern Beaches could be your perfect match!

We’re a vibrant, award-winning team driven by our Core Values: Care, Kindness, Compassion, and Making a Contribution. Since 2007, we’ve helped over 28,000 children with a holistic approach, bringing together the expertise of psychologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologist and teachers under one roof.

Inspired by more than just therapy?

This is more than a clinical role. At Kids First, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a supportive environment where everyone thrives. You’ll share your knowledge with a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues that has a well-established reputation for clinical excellence. Your own professional learning will be enhanced by the perspectives, skills, and support given by your multi-disciplinary colleagues too!

Are you a perfect fit to our team?

  • You’re a confident communicator who loves building connections with kids and their families.

  • You thrive in a team setting, and embrace collaboration with passionate colleagues across various disciplines 

  • You’re an experienced clinician (3+ years) with a strong background in paediatric care. A keen interest or experience in school-based settings is a plus.

  • You possess leadership qualities and aim to uplift and inspire others within the practice.

  • You have a strong grasp of assessments that help families to cater to their children’s learning and development strengths, challenges and needs.

  • You’re driven by a desire to contribute positively to the local community, aligning with our strong reputation.

  • You’re looking for a fulfilling career with a healthy work-life balance where you can make a lasting contribution.

Here’s what sets Kids First apart

  • Escape the Urgency: Trade the constant “put out fires” feeling for a collaborative environment where you have the time to build lasting relationships with children and families.

  • Ditch the Isolation: Join a supportive team that share your values and is warm, friendly, and fun to be around.

  • Financial Stability: Leave the pressure of being a contractor behind and enjoy the security of regular income, paid leave, and supported PD.

  • Person First, Practitioner Second: Work in an environment that genuinely prioritizes your welfare and a career pathway that helps you to achieve your personal goals. 

In addition to the above, you’ll enjoy:

  • Flexible hours: 4 days minimum with the chance to grow (if you wish)

  • Competitive salary package: Including an above-award pay scale, generous PD allowance & an innovative Remuneration & Rewards program

  • Varied caseload: Work with a mix of children (aged 3-17) and their families, using your expertise to tackle a range of challenges.

  • Professional development opportunities: Share your knowledge and, in return, benefit from the skills and expertise of generous colleagues.

  • Supportive team culture: Enjoy regular social events, professional development, and a warm atmosphere that values growth and excellence.

Not just ‘Any Psychologist’

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

We are not looking for simply ‘any psychologist’. We’re looking for a genuine team player, excellent clinical practitioner and 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, this could be the perfect job for you.

Sound like a fit? We’d love to hear from you!

If you want to work with a vibrant, values-based team and have the skills to make a positive difference to our practice, we would love to hear from you.

To be considered for this role, please include a brief cover letter with your CV outlining how you meet the above criteria and the contact details of two recent professional referees.

Email sonja [at], use the form below to submit your application or call Kids First Children’s Services on (02) 9938 5419 for more information.


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