Director & Deputy Director Clinical Services

  • Location: Hawthorn East
  • 0.8 - Full time


Change Lives and Join our Mission for Better Mental Health with a Rewarding Career.

We are seeking to fill multiple positions for our clinics. These roles are responsible for providing high-quality psychology services to the clients and stakeholders of the Cairnmillar Institute. In addition, the roles lead and support the strategic and operational management of the clinical services, across all Cairnmillar sites, with a particular focus on service growth, clinical excellence and governance.

About the Cairnmillar Institute:

The Cairnmillar Institute is a not-for-profit registered health promotion charity that has been providing high-quality professional education and accessible psychological services to promote the psychological well-being of the community for nearly 60 years.

Cairnmillar is now one of the largest trainers of postgraduate psychologists and counsellors in Australia. We offer an excellent range of clinic services, postgraduate programs in psychology and counselling, and short courses and professional development for the broader community.

The role:

The positions provide leadership and vision to the Cairnmillar clinics – for both registered staff and students.

  • Lead and contribute to planning, decision making and marketing of the community clinical services in line with Cairnmillar’s plans and objectives.
  • Implement strategies to achieve growth in services, high quality client care, and to meet goals of the clinic services.
  • Ensure the provision of high-quality client care in order to meet the goals of the community clinic services.
  • Promote and establish strategic partnerships to enhance service access, referrals, visibility and reputation.
  • Contribute to Cairnmillar’s capability and culture to address the community clinic’s current and future needs.
  • Integrate all clinic safety and risk data with clinic governance and performance data in a monthly report to be tabled at the Executive and relevant committees.
  • Develop an annual staffing/work plan in line with the CMI’s strategic and business plans.
  • Proactively manage clinic performance including optimal utilisation of staff, students and facilities.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Experienced psychologist and supervisor.
  • Confidence in a range of core psychology skills and practice.
  • Demonstrated senior-level experience in influencing, negotiating, and problem-solving, managing multiple stakeholders management.
  • Proven expertise delivering improvement in both financial performance and other key indicators.
  • Diligent administrative skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Business development expertise.


Please refer to the Position Description A and Position Description B for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.


Application closing date: Monday 12 June, 2023

For further information, please contact Kathryn von Treuer, Chief Executive Officer at

A Police Check will be required from the successful applicant as a condition of employment.

How to apply?

Please submit an application by email to and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter.
  • An up-to-date resume.

Why join Cairnmillar:

  • Mix of on campus and work from home options available and a supportive work environment.
  • A fun collaborative team focussed on professional development with continual on the job learning.
  • Open door policy and a genuine focus on wellbeing.
  • A purpose driven culture where respect, inclusion and diversity are priority.
  • Salary packaging options

Cairnmillar values diversity, inclusion and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply.

The Cairnmillar Institute promotes the following values: collaboration, compassion, integrity, professionalism and respect and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Cairnmillar is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce that reflects the community it serves.


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Acknowledgement of Country

The Cairnmillar Institute acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.

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