clinical and general psychologists - Opportunity to Work with therapy dogs! 

Think doing therapy with a furry co-worker sounds good? Interested in animal-assisted therapy? 

COME SNIFF US OUT...

W.A.G Therapeutic Service are internationally trained in AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy) and AAPT (Animal Assisted Play Therapy). We use highly trained therapy dogs to assist children, teens and adults with their mental health needs in a playful, fun and caring environment. 

We are looking for dedicated and passionate Clinical and General Psychologists to join our team at our Strathpine clinic (15mins north of Chermside). We are flexible and lifestyle matters to us! 

The right person will be interested in learning how to, and subsequently using, therapy dogs as a tool to assist in their practice. 

Benefits of Working at WAG Therapy

  • Manageable caseload of MAXIMUM  28 clients per week, with plenty of time allocated for reports etc. 

  • Supportive, friendly and collaborative environment that has a couple of friendly Labradors always open for pats! We want you to laugh at work and YOUR mental health matters to us too! 

  • Fully dedicated administration/ reception support

  • Strong referral base

  • AHPRA approved supervision and ongoing personal development - for example, we will train you in Animal Assisted Therapy practices and lend you one of our trained Labrador dogs during work hours (They are happy to assist!)

  • Career advancement opportunities within W.A.G Therapeutic Service due to our fantastic growth

  • Beautifully appointed, and large, professional consulting rooms

  • Very competitive remuneration 

  • Onsite Parking

More info about WAG Therapy can be found at www.wagtherapy.com.au

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a fully qualified Clinical or General Psychologist

  • Must be willing to work a minimum of 2 days/week (although WAG Therapy can easily provide full-time hours immediately)

  • Must be comfortable with dogs and working within an environment where they are present

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in providing assessment and psychological interventions using evidence-based practice

  • Experience working with clients with a range of presenting issues

  • High professional standards and commitment to excellence in service delivery 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Self-motivated, passionate and driven

  • Ongoing commitment to professional development - We want someone who is interested in using animals as a tool to assist in providing the best treatment possible. We have 2 trained dogs and (after training) you will eventually use one of them in your sessions at the clinic - they make therapy better, trust us! 

  • Must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Full registration with AHPRA 

  • Eligible to apply for Medicare Provider Number 

  • Current Professional Indemnity Insurance

How to Apply

It is possible to begin this role immediately or to negotiate a transition between now and the New Year. If this role suits and excites you, please email your application including cover letter and CV to admin@wagtherapy.com.au. 

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