Clinical / Registered Psychologist – Karratha

Opportunity for a passionate Psychologist interested in making a real change for children and their wider care team in Karratha!

MARS Recruitment are seeking Registered and Clinical Psychologists to join innovative and family-centred practice in the Pilbara! Our client is committed to providing multidisciplinary, evidence-based therapy approaches that support the whole child and their family. Their relationship-based practice aims to create meaningful connections and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges

Relocation assistance can be provided for those not residing in the region.


As a Paediatric Psychologist, you will play a crucial role in providing specialised psychological services to children and their families. This role offers a chance to make a significant impact on the community by addressing mental health issues and promoting psychological well-being among young patients.


  • Assess and diagnose mental health disorders, neurodevelopmental, intellectual, and learning disabilities.
  • Perform psychological assessments to appraise cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children and provide feedback to their families/wider care team.
  • Develop and implement individual, group, and team interventions using evidence-based practices.
  • Engage in multidisciplinary discussions to ensure best practice and quality intervention planning.
  • Contribute to the development of multidisciplinary treatment plans for children.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities and ongoing evaluation of clinical practice.

Clinical Psychologist Duties:

  • Crisis intervention for psychological emergencies.
  • Case management and coordination of care.
  • Family therapy sessions.
  • Specialised assessments (e.g., autism, ADHD)
  • Behavioral consultation for parents and teachers.
  • Supporting and mentoring junior clinicians and provisional psychologists.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Maintain client information in accordance with organisational, professional, and NDIS requirements.
  • Manage own calendar and client database.
  • Provide guidance for risk assessment and safety planning.

Interested in relocation?

We understand that relocating can be a significant decision. To support your move to Karratha, our client supports you with a comprehensive relocation package that includes support from Rural West.

Why Karratha?

Karratha is a vibrant and growing community located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Known for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, Karratha offers a unique blend of professional opportunities and lifestyle benefits, including:

  • Having access to stunning natural attractions such as the Dampier Archipelago and Karijini National Park.
  • Have the opportunity to engage deeply with the local community, fostering relationships and understanding the unique needs of the population you serve.
  • Become a part of a supportive and close-knit community.

The important stuff:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Psychology.
  • General Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Registration with AHPRA.
  • Proficiency in psychological assessment procedures, interview techniques, and intervention practices.
  • Skills and knowledge in planning, implementing, and evaluating Psychology service quality.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • Current C Class driver's license.
  • Covid-19 Digital Certificate.

Desirable Position Criteria

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting, particularly relating to Aboriginal Health and Culture.
  • Current Medicare provider number.
  • Availability to travel across the region when required, including overnight stays. Accommodation & travel funded.

Ready to Make a Difference?

This is more than just a career move; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique lifestyle, contribute meaningfully to a community, and experience personal and professional growth in one of Australia's most remarkable regions.

If you are passionate about making a real change for families and delivering high-quality, evidence-based psychological services, we would love to hear from you!

Reach out to Beth Peeney at

AU$90000 - AU$120000 per annum + relocation assistance
Karratha, Australia
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