Positive Wellbeing Psychology, is a Melbourne boutique, thriving and progressive psychology practice nestled in the inner-easter suburb of Malvern. We strive to continually improve our practice, to provide an exceptional working environment, where our psychologists feel valued, part of a community and truly supported.
We’re looking for early, mid, or late career psychologists (clinical or general registered), accredited mental health social workers, couples therapists, mental health occupational therapists, psychiatrists, and GP mental health specialists to join our growing team on a generous and highly competitive service agreement.
We take care of our practitioners, so that they can take care of their clients.
The Clinic Director and Principal Psychologist, Emily Burton, established Positive Wellbeing Psychology on a foundation of values that hold deep meaning to her, including:
• Genuine care
Our team of psychologists offer psychological support to adolescents, adults, children and their families who are facing diverse mental health challenges, spanning from depression, anxiety, stress, and burnout to relationship issues, eating disorders, body image concerns, adult ADHD, low self-esteem, and sleep problems.
Our services available at our Melbourne psychology practice extend beyond clinical concerns, encompassing personal growth, decision-making, and problem-solving support. Our practice directs client referrals based on your expertise and interests, ensuring that individuals seeking assistance aligned with your specific niche are directed to you.
Our referrals come from word of mouth, local and distant GPs, and AFL-PA (including current and former professional Australian Football League and AFL Women’s players). Funding options also include self-managed NDIS participants, Medicare-funded, and private fee-paying clients. Our reputable practice empowers psychologists to establish themselves within a rapidly growing referral network.
At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, we are known for our collaborative approach. Our Melbourne psychology practice has a unique reputation for establishing a holistic approach, which in turn seems to have supported our referral flow from like-minded professionals. We actively encourage psychologists joining our team to collaborate with connected dietitians, GPs, and psychiatrists, aiming to ensure the most comprehensive clinical care for our clients.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to share a laugh and connect with other professionals on our team at breakfasts, paint-and-sip’s, local wine bars catch-up’s and fortnightly peer consultations. These opportunities aim to nurture a supportive and inclusive environment for our team to connect and interact with like-minded people.
Positive Wellbeing Psychology is a Melbourne Psychology practice nestled in the charming Inner-Eastern suburb of Malvern. Our inviting room boasts north-facing floor-to-ceiling windows, filling the space with warm sunlight. Enjoy the convenience of excellent coffee shops just steps away, perfect for a refreshing break between client sessions.
Our space is light, minimal, and just a stone throw away from amazing coffee shops! A big passion of mine (Emily here), is to create beautiful spaces that allow the mind to feel calm and motivated to get about the day. I enjoy nothing more than sharing this space with our psychologists and clients. Our rooms are bright and super cosy, welcoming and always busy with someone around for a chat at reception.
We’re looking for early, mid, or late career psychologists (clinical or general registered), accredited mental health social workers, couples therapists, mental health occupational therapists, psychiatrist and GP mental health specialists.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
1. For psychologists, you will be required to be fully registered with AHPRA as a psychologist. Endorsement is desirable but not required. Provisional psychologists may apply who are 2-3 months off obtaining full registration
2. Individuals who have experience in an area of special interest are desirable (these areas may include eating disorders, Adult ADHD, couples, families, DBT approach, children and youth) but are not required.
3. Keen interest in learning and partaking in reflective practice.
4. An appropriate work-from-home setup, including a high-speed internet connection and a computer/laptop/tablet to provide a mix of F2F and Telehealth.
5. Eligible for and willing to obtain a Medicare Provider Number (except if you are a couples therapist)
6. Professional and public indemnity insurance.
7. Current police check
8. Capacity to see clients at least two days a week
9. Eligibility to apply for an ABN
10. Commitment to continue with individual supervision and ongoing professional development
11. Genuine desire to connect with others in our team and be an active member of our supportive team
12. Longer-term commitment to provide provide stable, reliable and consistent support to clients
Any questions we haven’t answered?
We welcome individuals who are making a deliberate and thoughtful choice in becoming a part of our team. We highly value applicants who show genuine curiosity about our processes and possess a clear vision of what they are seeking. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email at email@example.com. Your proactive approach is appreciated and respected.
Here we share some reflections from our psychologist:
These insights have been shared below with the aim of providing a guide to individuals looking for a private practice home. We’re sharing these words to help individuals find a private practice that is attuned to their needs and values.
Despite our team being spread across Melbounre and interstate, PWP has made great efforts to ensure we remain connected. By facilitating fortnightly peer consults, being open to a phone call or in-person catch up when needed and coordinating end of year and or special occasion dinners or activities, there is definitely a sense of belonging at PWP.
The referrals is what I have valued most in working at PWP, the ability to see clients that align with my interests, skills and experience. Emily has always been open to exploring new or evolving interests in client presentations and often has recommendations for possible further training or resources that support with my career moving in that direction. We've also got a great resource hub that all clinicians can access and add resources to which is always helpful.
I've found that using the program Halaxy has made the whole intake process very streamlined, with various templates to suit our needs this has always allowed for sessions to flow whilst obtaining all necessary background info from the client.
There are a number of aspects of working at PWP that I value, in particular the dynamic of clinicians that make up our team. I've always felt comfortable to share my experiences as a clinician in our peer consults and outside of work, equally as comfortable chatting about life over a coffee or a wine. I would also say another big aspect I value would be the flexible nature of the role. From being able to choose your own work days/hours and the ability to see clients in-person or via Telehealth, this really allows for a healthy balance for someone at any stage of their working life.
With a combination of fortnightly peer consults and our Practice Manager Emily making herself available for any admin or client-based queries/concerns, I've always felt very supported at PWP.
I joined PWP after I completed my internship with another company - this was a particularly exciting yet vulnerable stage of my early career, as I was ready to take on a new challenge with new found confidence in my skills, yet needed a workplace with on-going support and structure to facilitate this. Both of which PWP were able to provide me with.
Working at PWP was a such a positive experience. The foundation you've laid, ensuring a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere, is genuinely commendable. Anyone working here is undoubtedly fortunate.
PWP is not only a space to see clients, it's a psychology practice that fosters understanding, support, professional development, and growth.
Emily's leadership shaped an environment where everyone felt valued and heard, fostering a sense of belonging.
The workplace culture at PWP was truly valued as colleagues were not just colleagues; they were a supportive and friendly community, contributing to a positive and uplifting atmosphere.
PWP provided an exceptional work environment, allowing me to balance my professional commitments with the demands of motherhood. The flexibility in working conditions, especially while returning from maternity leave, was invaluable. Working from home seamlessly integrated with my role as a parent to a young child.
Emily, clinic director, displayed understanding and empathy. Her support was pivotal in navigating challenging client situations, and her willingness to assist was always unwavering.
The friendly clients who were added in my calendar shared my special interests, making each session engaging and fulfilling. Having the autonomy to select clients was empowering and added immense value to my professional journey.
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Positive Wellbeing Psychology currently has jobs available for an experienced psychologist to join our team. Our team of psychologists hold full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and adhere to ethical guidelines as mandated by the Psychologists Registration Board and the Australian Psychological Society. At Positive Wellbeing Psychology, our Melbourne psychology practice has jobs available for an exceptional psychologist to join our team!