Sleep Psychologist

Job posted: 06/03/2023
Applications close: 20/03/2023 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 46362

Reference: 46362

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • Part time, fixed term until July 2023
  • Austin Health, Heidleberg VIC
  • Base salary + salary packaging + super

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the North East of Melbourne and state-wide.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our purpose, which is to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

About the Department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine

The Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Austin Health provides care to a large number of patients with respiratory and sleep disorders. The most common sleep disorders we manage are obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders. We also look after many patients through the statewide Victorian Respiratory Support Service. This Service supports patients with respiratory failure as a consequence of neuromuscular diseases and obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Many patients with sleep disorders have poor sleep hygiene, unrealistic sleep expectations, poor self-efficacy and difficulty tolerating or co-operating with treatments.

About the role

We have had an outpatient Insomnia Clinic at Austin Health for many years. It has previously been staffed by two clinical psychologists, but we currently have only one clinical psychologist employed to deal with the overwhelming workload. From August 2015 – February 2022, we have also had two Masters of Psychology students supporting two clinics each week, under supervision from their academic institution. Initially, these students came from the Cairnmillar Institute, but more recently we have had students from RMIT. RMIT is no longer able to support student placements at Austin but preliminary discussions have occurred with Professor Dot Bruck from Victoria University with the possibility of a small number students from that institution completing placements here at Austin in the future. However we need to assess our needs and develop a model for delivering a sustainable sleep psychology service.

About you

To be successful in this role you'll bring with you:

  • Understanding the needs of patients who require sleep psychology support
  • Having a very broad understanding of the many different ways in which these services can be delivered
  • Understanding how these services can be structured

Our benefits

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • $11,660 in salary packaging benefits, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Flexible, hybrid working arrangements

Inclusion at Austin

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager.

Closing date: 13th March 2023

Sleep Psychologist

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Christine McDonald - (03) 9496 3688
Maree Barnes - (03) 9496 3688

Sleep Psychologist