Careers

Why Choose Ascentem?

Ascentem is a growing psychology practice located in Canberra. We offer psychological services and are known for high quality, evidence-based intervention for adolescents and adults. We are always looking for quality people who are client focused and caring. As a small practice, your efforts will have a positive effect on the care of our clients, and the future success of Ascentem.

At Ascentem, you are important because you will have an impact and you will make a difference.

Benefits

Ascentem offers a variation to the typical management styles encountered in most working environments.

Firstly, you’re completely autonomous, yet highly supported. How you manage your responsibilities and client load is entirely up to you. This enables you to maintain a balance whilst being given the facilities, admin support, amenities, tools, training and means to do your job to the best of your ability.

Ascentem benefits and incentives include your highly competitive remuneration as well as many other discretionary benefits such as professional memberships, registrations, insurances, CPD, bonuses and additional paid and unpaid leave for psychologists because your self care and wellbeing is a priority to us.

How To Apply

The Ascentem recruitment process is fast, agile and simple.

Send your CV to jobs@ascentem.com and you’re done! Don’t forget, in your email tell us which role you are applying for.

After CV short-listing, candidates may be asked to address the role requirements in greater detail or may progress straight to interview.

A typical interview takes about an hour, and is a relaxed discussion about Ascentem, what we can offer you and what you can offer us. Conducted in one of our practice rooms, you can get a feel for what your working environment will be like.

Be prepared to discuss your working history, experience, why you want to work for us, your expectations and aspirations, including salary.

Primarily we are looking for talented, caring, intelligent and loyal people. We hope we can offer you what you’re after as well.

Generally we will have two people meeting with you. If you are a Psychologist, an Ascentem Principal Psychologist will lead the interview. If you are Business Support, then the Ascentem Managing Director or Practive Manager will lead the interview.

Remember the fast, agile and simple process? Well if we think you’d be a good fit for us, we will make you an offer right then and there. You can either accept it, or go away and think about it. We think this method is upfront, transparent and you know exactly what is on offer so you can make an informed choice.

If you like, we can then send a draft employment contract for your consideration. If you agree with the terms, your signature is all that’s required.

Welcome aboard!

Make Waves

Ascentem Current Career Opportunities

Ascentem is currently recruiting for the following positions.

Psychology Practice Receptionist/Administration Support

Ascentem is a growing psychology practice that is located in Kingston close to the foreshore in a new practice facility. Ascentem offers psychological services and is known for high quality, evidence-based intervention for adolescents and adults. Ascentem currently requires multiple Receptionist/Administration Support roles on a full-time permanent or casual basis.

The Role

The role involves working within a mental health practice environment providing reception and administration support such as (but not limited to) answering phone and web enquiries, managing appointment bookings, client billing (EFTPOS, third-party billing and Medicare rebates), office administration, coordinating practitioner calendars, client management, and database administration. 

You will be the first Ascentem staff member and cheerful face that our clients see when they enter the practice. With your service and support focus, you will demonstrate exemplary service care to our clients and support to our staff. You will facilitate a safe environment for our clients and always being respectful and non-judgemental.

Under the direction of, and reporting to the Management Team, you will be working in a full-time position with competitive remuneration based on your experience and qualifications.

Your Skills and Characteristics

A background in psychology reception and experience with cloud-based software or systems such as Halaxy and Office 365 would be beneficial, as would reception or admin experience. However, your well organised, caring and compassionate nature, drive to help others (clients and our team) as well as being mature and well-presented are what’s truly important to us.

You will provide reliable support to clients and the Ascentem team to ensure the practice administration runs smoothly. You will be essential in contributing towards a professional, positive and ethical work environment where you will learn, adopt and help to continually improve the practice processes and procedures.

You will require a professional work ethic, dedication to providing high standards of reception and admin support and will be able to deliver quality support to clients and staff.

You will be computer literate with experience in PC-based systems and applications (e.g. Microsoft Windows and Office applications), have a professional telephone manner, and abide by patient confidentiality requirements. On-site training and support will be provided, so you must be able to process new information quickly and be able to multi-task.

Possessing initiative, you will have the confidence and the ability to work independently, and have time management, organisation and communication skills whilst working within a team environment.

Because you are dealing with confidential mental health client information and files, your professionalism, discretion and meticulous attention to detail is critical to the role.

Benefits and Perks

Ascentem will offer the right candidate:

  • Great work location;
  • Flex-time and flexible working arrangements;
  • Supportive training provided;
  • Above award remuneration regarding your experience or qualifications; and
  • A friendly supportive team environment.

Qualifications or Education Requirements

As a minimum, you require a Higher School Certificate (completion of Year 12 or equivalent).

Desirable: Tertiary studies in business, office administration or secretarial.

Highly Desirable: Completed university level degree in any field.

You should provide evidence of any certifications, qualifications or educational awards in your application.

Remuneration

Remuneration is based on your experience and your qualifications. This is a 40-hour per week fulltime role. If successful, you will initially be offered a fulltime casual hourly rate through your six month probationary period (and up to a maximum of 12 months). After this time period, you will be offered a permanent salary position which we will negotiate at that time.

  • Fulltime Employment (Superannuation Inclusive) Hourly Rate – $27.50 to $38.49 per hour.

Enquiries About the Role

Please address all enquiries about the role to jobs@ascentem.com

Do not apply if you cannot work in a fulltime (5 days a week) capacity. We will only accept fulltime applicants only. 

To Apply

Send your CV and evidence of any certifications, qualifications, or educational awards to jobs@ascentem.com providing information regarding the above requirements by 6 June 2022.

As per the above instructions, we will only accept applications emailed to jobs@ascentem.com. Any application made through the Seek website will be ignored. Attention to detail is critical in this role and this is the first test. If you applied through Seek, resend your application via email. 

After CV short-listing, candidates may be asked to address the above requirements in greater detail or may progress straight to interview. Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained at ascentem.com/careers/

Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates progressing to interview will be contacted.

It is a condition of employment that all Ascentem employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

General or Clinical Psychologists (including Registrars)

Ascentem is a psychology practice located in Kingston, known for high quality, evidence-based intervention for adolescents and adults. Ascentem is currently seeking General Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, or Clinical (Registrar) Psychologists for contracted positions. If you would rather employment permanency that is also an option.

The Role

Reporting to the Principal Psychologist, you will be offered a Canberra-based position with attractive remuneration based on your experience and qualifications. The role primarily involves providing therapy and assessment services to a reliable caseload of clients from diverse populations and with a range of presenting problems.

Skills and Characteristics

You will be essential in representing Ascentem and its values by contributing towards a professional, positive and ethical work environment, whilst you learn, adopt and help continually improve the practice. Possessing initiative, you will have confidence and the ability to work independently, and have time management, organisation and communication skills whilst working within our team environment.

Benefits and Perks

Ascentem offers high-end, fully furnished, acoustically dampened and customised practice rooms for psychology services. Our full administrative support services and referral streams will enable you to focus on your clinical work with a diverse range of clinical presentations, whilst reducing your admin burden.

Contractors

As a contractor you will work on-site within the practice, or there is also capacity for off-site telehealth service delivery. You will work on a commission basis where your availability, working hours and how you manage your clinical responsibilities and provided client load is entirely up to you. You tell us when you are available, and we will source your referrals and book them in for you. This will enable you to maintain a balance whilst being given the facilities, admin support, amenities, tools and means to do your job to the best of your ability.

You will require a professional work ethic, dedication to providing high standards of client care and will be able to deliver quality administration such as client notes, letters to referrers, assessments and report-writing. You will be essential in contributing towards a professional and positive work environment.

Permanent Staff

As a fulltime salaried staff member, you will have additional perks such as access to peer supervision and ongoing CPD, whilst practicing within your fully furnished practice room with reception and administrative support services, staff amenities, meeting and training rooms.

Ascentem benefits and incentives include your highly competitive remuneration as well as many other discretionary benefits such as professional memberships, registrations, insurances, and CPD because your development is a priority to us.

Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents

You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this role. This position may be dependent on the candidate’s eligibility to obtain and maintain a national security clearance.

Essential Requirements

Successful candidates will have:

  1. Current unrestricted and unconditional registration as a psychologist with AHPRA;
  2. Evidence of commitment to maintaining ongoing professional development and individual clinical supervision requirements;
  3. Clinical experience in safety planning and managing at-risk clients;
  4. Experience using a range of evidence-based approaches (for example: CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR and/or Schema Therapy);
  5. A high standard of report-writing skills, case formulation and treatment planning; and
  6. Possesses or could obtain a Medicare Provider Number.

Remuneration 

Remuneration is based on your employment type (permanent or contractor), your experience, your qualifications and endorsement type.

  • Permanent Employment (Superannuation Inclusive) Salary Range – $90,000 to $150,000 per annum.
  • Contractors will take a fixed percentage (commission) of all revenue earnt which will be negotiated at interview.

Enquiries About the Role

Please address all enquiries about the role to jobs@ascentem.com. A member of our team will respond.

To Apply: Send your CV to jobs@ascentem.com by 4 June 2021. 

After CV short-listing, candidates may be asked to address the above requirements in greater detail or may progress straight to interview which may be conducted via videoconference.

It is a condition of employment that all Ascentem employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Further information may be obtained at ascentem.com/careers/

If you wish to express your interest in working for Ascentem as Admistration Support/Receptionist or Clinical (or Clinical Registrar) Psychologist, provide your CV to jobs@ascentem.com and tell us what you’d like to achieve and when you will be available should a position arise. We will add you to the EOI Contact List and call you should a position become available in the future.

Note: By doing this, you provide consent for us to contact you should a position arise.