Guidestar offers a Graduate Program specifically designed for graduates who want to work within a community and/or clinical setting.
At Guidestar we support people with complex needs. Many are vulnerable and may have experienced trauma. Our practice involves cultural responsiveness and safety and a commitment to human rights based, evidence informed, strengths based, person-centred approaches. We seek out people that share our values, are highly ethical, collaborative and want to make a real difference. There are many opportunities for career pathways involving learning, clinical development and leadership.
About the program:
- Reporting to one of our highly skilled Managers, our graduates become part of a passionate, dedicated, talented and enthusiastic team of allied health professionals.
- Our program has a gradual increase in billable hours over 6 months because it is important to us to do everything possible for new people to build confidence and develop skills over time without additional pressures.
- We provide a comprehensive orientation plan including shadowing experienced therapists in different settings and with different clients.
- You will receive training and professional development designed to provide invaluable learning as you progress through the program along with an annual training budget.
- We offer fortnightly supervision with your manager of the same discipline, group clinical supervision, regular team specific meetings and monthly whole of organisation meetings.
- You are always able to discuss specific clinical questions related to your caseload in a supportive team environment.
Guidestar offers pathways for early career psychologists or provisional psychologists, occupational therapy, art therapy, health sciences, social sciences, forensic sciences and justice and criminology graduates.
What does the program involve?
The 6 month program includes an initial 3 month induction where Graduates will engage in both formal and informal learning, observational sessions, joint appointments, and team activities and events. Following the induction period, graduates continue to receive supervision and support, attend workshops, and work within defined career development plans to support their career goals at the conclusion of the program, whether it’s working in NDIS services (Positive Behaviour Support, Specialist Support Coordination or therapy) or within our therapy clinic.
When selecting our graduates, we look for team members who bring different perspectives, attitudes, and qualities in line with our values and diversity and inclusion strategy. We welcome applications from people of any and all socioeconomic backgrounds, age, race, national origin or ethnicity, people with disabilities, lived experience and people who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities.
Our Program has been specifically designed for graduates and early career therapists who want to work within the NDIS, community settings or a clinic. While the Program is designed to increase your generalist skills, our unique allocations process and supervision structure enables us to tailor caseloads and education in consideration of your preferences and areas of interest.
For more information about the program structure, circle of support and key dates for our next graduate intake, please refer to the attached: