NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

It’s a great time to join Hunter New England Local Health District. Apply now for one of our eligible regional and rural positions. You could benefit under the NSW Health Rural Workforce Incentive Scheme!

Remuneration: $53.23 – $64.88 per hour + super + incentives
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist
Location: Tamworth Hospital
Hours Per Week: 19
Requisition ID: REQ460906
Applications Close: Sunday, 28 January 2024

Where you’ll be working:
  • The position sits within the New England Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (NEBIRS), which is located on the grounds of the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.
  • The role is supported by the Manager for clinical supervision, subject matter expertise, escalation of issues and the sharing of ideas.
  • The multi-disciplinary team provides additional peer support for consultation and advice regarding clinical risk, care planning and the provision of high quality care.
  • Staff members often develop supervision relationships with similar therapists at other Brain Injury units. An education and training plan will be established specific to meet the needs of the successful candidate.
  • Tamworth, with a population of 60,000 is a modern progressive city set in a picturesque backdrop of tree covered mountains. It is a family friendly city, offering a broad range of experiences from sport and lifestyle, art and culture, music and entertainment, cafes and restaurants and weekend adventures.
  • Tamworth is located about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, providing ease of access with 6 daily flights.

About the role:

  • The role provides an exciting opportunity to make a real difference by providing and coordinating psychology based interventions.
  • The successful candidate will form part of a multidisciplinary team aiming to provide high quality specialist brain injury rehabilitation services to adults (16-65 years) accepted as clients to the New England Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (NEBIRS).
  • NEBIRS provides a community-based service, including use of a Transitional Living Unit to people living in the Northern aspect of the Hunter New England Local Health District.

About you:

  • You will bring exceptional communication skills and the ability to build therapeutic relationships, assess risk and perform psychology assessments.
  • You will work well within a multidisciplinary team and have an understanding of working within a community setting.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging – Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.

Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme:
This vacancy is eligible for an Attraction and Relocation package that includes the following*:

  • Attraction incentive paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance of up to $10,000 for the first 12-months
  • Retention incentive of up to $5,000 thereafter annually
  • PLUS 3 months accommodation assistance (e.g. rent payments, mortgage re-payments, payments for commercial accommodation)

  • All payments and reimbursements made to part time employees will be on a pro-rata basis.

Attraction incentives will be paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance on top of your base salary.

Other forms of payment/package options (where you are eligible) need to be negotiated with the Convenor and may include**: ??

  • Additional annual professional development days (up to 5 more per year)
  • Additional personal leave (up to 5 more per year)
  • Computer/internet reimbursement (e.g. laptop, wi-fi costs)
  • Return airfare to and from your work base (or equivalent motor vehicle allowance) so you can still visit family and friends

**The total value of your incentive package would remain the same. Employees are responsible for seeking independent financial advice before accepting an Attraction and Retention Incentive package as part of their offer. ?


  • AHPRA Registration as a Psychologist
  • Generally registered as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia with area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology and/or neuropsychology.
  • Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited postgraduate clinical psychology qualification of no less than two years full time duration or recognised equivalent, displayed on the Psychology Board of Australia website.
  • Psychology Board Approved Supervisor status or working towards the same.
  • Current eligibility to drive in NSW and the ability and willingness to travel for work purposes which may involve driving long distances.

Additional information:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent part time and temporary part time vacancies.
  • To be eligible for employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.
Need more information?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Kate Mcinnes on Kate.McInnes@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:
Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2

Stepping Up Website is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.

This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or 1300 40 25 23.

HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of benefits such as allocated days off (ADO) for full time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.


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