Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Lead Senior Clinical Psychologist, Emotional Health Clinic




• Salary Package: From $133,989 - $141,514 per annum (level 9), plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading paid on a pro-rata basis • Appointment Type: 0.4 FTE, 12 month fixed term (with potential for renewal) • Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde)


This role will work in collaboration with the Clinic Director to provide supervision, training and day-to-day clinical decision making. The role will involve supervising post-graduate psychology students on placement, clinical psychology registrars and a wide range of local and international mental health providers who are being trained in our evidence-based programs. In addition providing advice on legal and ethical matters (such as risk, privacy, mandatory reporting and separated families) and on implementation of the clinic's policies and research protocols is crucial to this role.

About You

The successful applicant will have extensive experience in evidence-based assessment and treatment of emotional health disorders, with particular reference to manualised cognitive behavioural therapy programs. This experience may have had a particular focus on one segment of the lifespan such young people and their families but experience across the lifespan and a willingness to skill up to provide outstanding supervision for our range of populations is crucial.

About Us

The Emotional Health Clinic (EHC) is part of the Lifespan Health and Wellbeing Research Centre. The Research Centre aims to develop evidence-based approaches to the prevention and management of psychosocial health and wellbeing challenges, from infancy to older adulthood. The EHC is one of the clinics within the School of Psychological Sciences (SoPS) in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS).

The EHC provides evidence-based mental health services across the lifespan focused on emotional health difficulties including anxiety, stress, low mood and emotion regulation. Flagship programs that have a global footprint include the Cool Kids Suite, Ageing Wisely and Study Without Stress. Services are provided in-person, via telehealth and through digital platforms, with the work funded by research trials, NDIS, Medicare and private fees. The clinical team at the EHC includes provisional psychologists on placements, mental health workers, registrars and clinical psychologists. EHC also provides supervision and resources to external mental health professionals focused on our published programs.

You can learn more about the Emotional Health Clinic and the Lifespan Health and Wellbeing Research Centre on our website.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:


  • Current registration as a psychologist with approved Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology with the Australian Health Professionals Registration Authority and a minimum 5 years post-graduate practitioner experience

  • Strong clinical assessment and cognitive behavioural therapy skills in anxiety, stress, low mood and emotion regulation

  • Experience assessing and/or treating mental disorders in older adults, adults, families and young people across individual, group, telehealth and digital formats, or willingness to learn

  • Accreditation as a supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia

  • Experience supervising psychology students on placements and clinical psychology registrars

  • Working with Children Check Clearance

  • Working collaboratively in a team (such as with relevant psychologists, students, administration and research staff)

  • Experience building and managing working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. schools, GPs, allied health practitioners)

  • Desirable

  • Accredited provider and experience in delivery and supervision of the Cool Kids Program

  • Experience in the delivery of the Ageing Wisely, and Study without Stress programs

  • Experience implementing research protocols in a clinical context

  • Experience in running training and professional development workshops, talks or webinars

  • Interest in mental health research

  • Specific Role Enquiries: Heidi Lyneham EHC Clinic Director [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Katherine Rodionoff, HR Consultant [email protected]

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    14/04/2024 11:59 PM

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    Job details


    Lead Senior Clinical Psychologist, Emotional Health Clinic


    Macquarie University




    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 14, 2024

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    About the employer

    Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a public university located in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The establishment of the university marked a bold step towards transforming the otherwise traditional education system that was prevalent in Australia. The institution offers several facilities and services to students and is ranked among the leading universities globally.
    The university has a total student enrolment of 40,209 students of which 27,795 students belong to full-time programs and 12,414 belong to part-time programs. The university saw a total of 8,641 international admissions and 31,568 domestic student enrollments for the last academic year (2019-20).

    A vibrant hub for students, researchers, and teachers, all work towards pursuing a common goal of a brighter future. Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2020. Considered one of the top universities in Australia, the university has been on the ninth position for Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020), producing graduates that are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

    Spanning across 126 acres of land, the university provides an extensive range of courses for students to choose from. The Faculty of Business, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Information Technologies, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, The Faculty of Media, Communications and Performing Arts, The Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science and The Faculty of Security, Intelligence and Criminology offer various courses and research degrees for both undergraduate as well as graduate studies.

    The university has several accommodation options for its students to choose from. Students can select their hall of residence according to their preferences and would not face any inconvenience during their stay in the city. Amenities at Macquarie University campus include a Bookshop, Counselling Services, Cafes, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and a Private Hospital along with other facilities. The university is situated at a prime location and has the availability of most resources, students would require around its premises.

    The University also offers excellent sports facilities to students which are considered to be one of the greatest in the country. The Sports and Aquatic Centre located at the university has swimming pools, health clubs, basketball and squash courts, and even a martial arts area for students to indulge in.

    To promote global higher education, Macquarie University awards scholarships to the tune of $6 million. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, diversity, leadership capabilities, financial hardship, and/or key achievements such as sports and voluntary experience. The university has one of the most substantial scholarship programs in Australia, providing several opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies at the university.

    Ranked among the safest cities in the world, Sydney is an ideal study destination for students from all across the world. The university takes the safety of its students very seriously and has security personnel posted within the campus walls.

    Some of the notable alumni of Macquarie University are Chris Lilley - Australian comedian, Rob Oakeshott - Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Tania Mihailuk - Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Adam Hills - Australian comedian, Murray Cook - Australian musician, Greg Page - Australian singer, Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player and Anthony Field - Australian musician among many others.

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