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GIDGET FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA is a not for profit organisation that provides programs nationally to support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents.

Gidget was the nickname of a vibrant young mother who tragically took her own life while suffering postnatal depression. She hid her suffering from even her loving family and friends. Together, they created Gidget Foundation Australia determined that what happened to Gidget would not happen to others.

Gidget Foundation Australia evokes Gidget’s warmth and lively spirit. Established in 2001, the Foundation has grown significantly and is now supported by passionate individuals, community leaders and health professionals.

Nearly 1 in 5 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers will experience perinatal depression and anxiety that is often hidden and not fully understood. it impacts around 100,000 australians each year, and suicide is the leading cause of maternal death. Nearly 50% of all parents experience adjustment disorders.

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WORKING WITH GIDGET FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA

Join a team that is truly passionate about perinatal mental health, and ensuring that parents in need are able to access the support that they need to recover. Click here to meet the team.

The Foundation offers:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary packaging is available, providing generous tax concessions
  • A workplace culture that values self-care, wellbeing and family
  • A unique opportunity to apply your professional skills to positively impact the lives of others

Please submit all enquiries and applications to vacancies@gidgetfoundation.org.au
Please include your full resume and a cover letter with all role applications.

CLINICAL VACANCIES:

CLINICAL TEAM LEADER

A unique opportunity exists for an experienced Clinical Team Leader to join our growing Clinical Leadership Team.

Our network of Clinicians is continuously growing and currently numbers over 100 nationally. The Clinical Team Leader role is a new position that has been established to further expand the Foundation’s capacity to provide clinical support, mentoring, supervision, and professional development to Gidget Foundation Australia Clinicians, ensuring the highest standard of care is delivered consistently across all programs and locations.

This role will specifically be responsible for supporting Clinicians working within our Start Talking telehealth and Gidget Village group therapy programs. This role will report to the Senior Clinical Team Leader.

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EXPERIENCED PERINATAL CLINICIANS - VARIOUS LOCATIONS

We’re looking for Clinical Psychologists, Registered Psychologists or accredited Mental Health Social Workers to deliver face to face psychological support at various Gidget House sites nationally.

Current vacancies include:

  • Lismore | Click here to download the Role Description
  • Manly | Click here to download the Role Description
  • Melbourne: Frances Perry House | Click here to download the Role Description
  • Melbourne: St Vincent’s Private Hospital | Click here to download the Role Description
  • Queanbeyan | Click here to download the Role Description
  • Wagga Wagga | Click here to download the Role Description
  • Westmead | Click here to download the Role Description

Please click here for all other vacancies including Sydney’s Lower North Shore, Northern Beaches and Western Suburbs.

EXPERIENCED PERINATAL CLINICIANS - COFFS HARBOUR

We’re looking for Clinical Psychologists, Registered Psychologists or accredited Mental Health Social Workers to deliver face to face psychological support at Gidget House Coffs Harbour located at Tresillian Family Care Centre.

Our specialist perinatal (conception to one year postpartum) clinicians provide a wide range of individual, couple and parent-infant therapies to women and their partners.

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EXPERIENCED PERINATAL CLINICIANS - KAREENA PRIVATE HOSPITAL SYDNEY

Gidget Foundation Australia is looking for Clinical Psychologists, Registered Psychologists, or accredited Mental Health Social Workers to deliver face to face psychological support at a new Gidget House, located at Kareena Private Hospital, Caringbah, Sydney.

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EXPERIENCED PERINATAL CLINICIANS - TAREE AND MUSWELLBROOK

Experienced Perinatal Psychologist/Mental Health Social Worker/Mental Health Nurse – Taree and Muswellbrook

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EXPERIENCED PERINATAL CLINICIANS - TOOWOOMBA

We’re looking for Clinical Psychologists, Registered Psychologists or accredited Mental Health Social Workers to deliver a blend of face to face AND telehealth psychological support at Gidget House Toowoomba, located at St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Our specialist perinatal (conception to one year postpartum) clinicians provide a wide range of individual, couple and parent-infant therapies to women and their partners.

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EXPERIENCED PERINATAL PSYCHIATRIST - NSW

Gidget Foundation Australia is recruiting an experienced Perinatal Psychiatrist to deliver clinical services for patients at Gidget House North Sydney and/or via telehealth. Gidget Foundation Australia’s Clinicians often identify patients as requiring formal psychiatric assessment and treatment and the role of the Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist would be to provide these services.     

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EXPERIENCED PERINATAL PSYCHIATRIST - VIC

Gidget Foundation Australia is recruiting an experienced Perinatal Psychiatrist to deliver clinical services for patients at Gidget House Clayton, Fitzroy, North Melbourne, and/or via telehealth. Gidget Foundation Australia’s Clinicians often identify patients as requiring formal psychiatric assessment and treatment and the role of the Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist would be to provide these services.

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OPERATIONAL VACANCIES:

CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As Gidget Foundation Australia embarks on the next phase of its remarkable journey, the organisation is seeking an experienced and dedicated Chairperson to join the Board of Directors to guide the organisation into the future.

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PARTNERSHIPS AND OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

A unique opportunity exists for an experienced corporate partnership professional to join our growing team. This role will assist the Partnerships and Operations Director by supporting the building and delivery of partnerships with Corporate Partners, as well as driving the implementation of fundraising initiatives, events, and the operational needs of the Foundation.

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SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

A unique opportunity exists for an experienced social media coordinator to join our growing team. The role is responsible for coordinating all of the Foundation’s social media aimed at increasing the online presence to educate on perinatal mental health and reduce stigma, drive referrals to GFA support, and continuously grow community fundraising income.

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I will miss Gidget Foundation dearly, my colleagues, staff and clients – what an amazing place to work – indeed it has been a privilege to be associated with Gidget Foundation Australia.

I never saw myself leaving Gidget Foundation and if I am back in Sydney I shall certainly be in touch – thank you Michaela for supporting me in my time at Gidget Foundation and in particular Peni and Amelia for your help and support with clients – it honestly is so far the best place I have worked to date.

Tahira Haider

Clinical Psychologist

After 6 years volunteering with Gidget Foundation Australia, and being a part of the amazing Founding Committee, it was a dream come true to join the team in the role of Digital Manager. It is a privilege to be surrounded by people who work tirelessly for the expectant and new parents who need us most. It is rare to find a workplace that is led in such an authentic, compassionate and supportive way, where everyone is nurtured, respected and celebrated for their own contributions.

Lisa Humphries

Digital Manager, Gidget Foundation Australia

All Gidget Foundation Australia staff are required to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Please click below to download the Code of Conduct:
Gidget Foundation Australia Code of Conduct

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