Independently-Practising Perinatal Psychologists Required
The Antenatal & Postnatal Psychology Network (APPN) is Melbourne’s premier Perinatal Psychology service. Our network maintains a high level of perinatal expertise whereby member inclusion has largely been based on colleague recommendations within the field.
Due to an increasing and unsustainable number of referrals, we are now seeking suitable candidates to express an interest in joining our team. Applications will be considered from all private practice locations in Victoria (conditions apply). If you are looking for rooms, there are consulting rooms ready to go in Frankston in a multi-disciplinary paediatric clinic (reasonable rent) as well as rooms in a multi-disciplinary clinic (with perinatal psychiatrists) in Newport. There is limited time available in Hampton (rooms shared by APPN psychologists). There are also sessions available in Kew (rooms shared by APPN psychologists).
This is a unique opportunity to practise independently, with no contractor fees involved. If successful, you will enjoy the independence and financial freedom of private practice whilst working within a team of supportive, collegial and collaborative perinatal psychologists, under the APPN banner.
After 7 years of service provision, APPN is the first-line referral point for many gps, obstetricians, maternity hospitals, genetics services, and maternal & child health centres. This is due to the exemplary service our members provide, and due to our centralised communication to referrers and to the general public (through a professional website, social media, talks/presentations).
In-house training and mentoring contributes to the ongoing provision of a high quality perinatal mental health service. As part of your membership with APPN, you will have discounted access to comprehensive training on perinatal loss, which will result in immediate membership to The Perinatal Loss Centre.
Please submit your CV to Dr Renée Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctorate or Masters in Psychology
A minimum of 1-2 years in a perinatal mental health setting
Research conducted on a perinatal topic an advantage
Additional training in perinatal mental health an advantage (in particular Basic Skills in Perinatal Mental Health: COPE, Circle of Security training, and Postpartum Support International PSI Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders training)
Clinical referee required
Willingness to attend network meetings and ongoing professional development in the field
Personal qualities of warmth, excellent communication skills, compassion and conscientiousness
What you receive as an invited member
Inclusion on marketing materials
Your choice of hours
Three meetings per year with professional development opportunities
Access to literature and client resources on perinatal and infant mental health
Access to peer supervision
Access to clinical supervision (by arrangement)
Membership with The Perinatal Loss Centre
Association with the Perinatal Psychiatry Network
Following submission of your CV, your CV will be reviewed in confidence by at least two members of APPN and you will be notified regarding a possible meeting/interview.
Dr Renée Miller