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Intern Report: Peta Larkin

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Intern Report and experiences with Quirky Kid

Quirky Kid welcomes professionals and interns from various walks of life including provisional psychologists, editors, graphic artists and teachers. During the course of their internships – from 3 to 6 months –  a lot of learning takes places. In this new section, we ask our interns and colleagues to share their experiences with Quirky Kid; what they’ve learnt and how this experience will help them in the future. In this post, Emily Bartlett shares her experience.

 

Why did I apply?

As a current psychology student, I applied to volunteer at The Quirky Kid Clinic to put to use my existing skills and knowledge and to gain some practical experience working with leading experts in the field of child psychology. I was excited for the opportunity to interact with others who shared my interests and to learn from their invaluable experience and knowledge.

What did I learn?

I was exposed to a variety of projects and tasks during my placement, which helped me develop new skills, get a taste of clinical practice, and to apply my knowledge. I was involved in everything from staff training for the BaseCamp program, to research and content writing for the Quirky Kid website, and even coordinating the social media accounts. In addition, I was involved in the process of developing and recruiting for the Best of Friends research study in conjunction with the University of Wollongong, which gave me some valuable insight into how a large-scale research project is run.

How will this help me in the future?

I believe the first-hand knowledge and experience I have gained in this setting has improved my confidence and has given me the skills needed to succeed in a clinical setting. As a psychology student, the experience will be invaluable in preparing me for future Masters study and work in this field. Most importantly, being exposed to the level of professionalism and expertise shown by all the staff here has really helped me develop professionally and personally.

My experience with Quirky Kid as a company

My experience at The Quirky Kid Clinic was very positive and rewarding. Working alongside like-minded individuals who share a passion for helping people and who are highly skilled in their profession was very inspiring. The Clinic is a warm and supportive environment that really caters to the needs of the clients and makes them feel safe and supported. Additionally, the way Quirky Kid resources are presented is creative and fun which is what has made them so successful and popular among kids and parents alike, both nationally and internationally.

Tips for future applicants

This is a diverse role where you are exposed to a variety of day-to-day tasks. The advantage of this is you get to try a lot of new things, but it makes it important to be flexible, self-motivated and to prioritise tasks effectively. I found this internship to be a very rewarding experience, and would highly recommend this opportunity to other aspiring psychologists.

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Join Quirky Kid: Two New Positions

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Posted on by Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

New Position for a Child Psychologist Available

Quirky Kid is currently having a growth spurt and we have recently advertised for two one experienced Child Psychologists (Full-Time) to join our dedicated clinical team in Sydney (filled) and Wollongong.

My name is Dr. Kimberley O’Brien, Quirky Kid’s Principal Psychologist and Co-Founder. I’ll be working closely with our new colleagues, so I wanted to give an insight into what the roles involve and what it’s like to work at QK. You can also download a PDF information pack as well.

What the role entails:

Quirky Kid currently has two busy clinics and a flourishing publishing house. We create resources for classrooms and clinics. We have created a place for children and families to feel inspired, well-nourished and empowered.

Over the years, Quirky Kid has developed a community of like-minded colleagues who love our therapeutic tools and programs. Parents see our passion and their children make fast progress. We’ve developed a reputation for excellent service, clinical integrity and new technology (check out our website)! As a team, we have more opportunities for research, travel, professional development and quality time with our own families.

As a Child Psychologist at Quirky Kid, you’ll work with a broad range of clinical issues and you’ll be comfortable conducting assessments, writing reports, delivering programs, helping with research projects, engaging with schools and being part of a very supportive clinical team.

Who I’d love to work with:

The most important aspects of this role are a warm, professional manner, clinical integrity, enthusiasm for working with children, and a long-term commitment to being part of the Quirky Kid journey.

In return, we’ll help you to realise your dreams (see Kathryn Berry’s Everest trip blog post for inspiration)! As a company, we want to spend our days helping people to do amazing things. You’ll be joining a team of enthusiastic and thoughtful colleagues, where the work is challenging and meaningful.

If this role is of interest to you or someone you know with the right experience, please apply.  Find the details on the position via this PDF Information pack.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Download the PDF Info pack

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Intern Report: Emily Bartlett

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Intern Report and experiences with Quirky Kid

Quirky Kid welcomes professionals and interns from various walks of life including provisional psychologists, editors, graphic artists and teachers. During the course of their internships – from 3 to 6 months –  a lot of learning takes places. In this new section, we ask our interns and colleagues to share their experiences with Quirky Kid; what they’ve learnt and how this experience will help them in the future. In this post, Emily Bartlett shares her experience.

Why did I apply?

I applied to volunteer with The Quirky Kid Clinic to learn practical skills in the area of Child Psychology, build on my current knowledge acquired through my Psychology degree and gain first-hand experience working in a private practice and working publishing house. I also hoped to use this opportunity as a way to connect with like-minded individuals and learn from the teams’ experience and knowledge.

What did I learn?

The range of projects and activities available during my placement were matched with my interests, skills and development areas. I was involved in researching material for a social emotional program, writing for the website, learning to score assessments, assisting with shop orders and managing client relationships. In addition, I co-facilitated a number of anxiety and social skills workshops for primary school aged clients.

How will this help me in the future?

As an aspiring Psychologist, this placement provided me with a broad range of skills and knowledge which will be beneficial when applying for Clinical Masters programs and in my future career ventures. I was able to assess whether the private sector appealed to me and an opportunity to connect with Psychologists to discuss their career path and learn from their knowledge and guidance.

My experience with QK as a company. 

My experience with The Quirky Kid Clinic was enjoyable and professional. I really admire and respect the creative way the clinic is presented which translates into a very warm and welcoming space for their clients. The team are highly skilled and is clear why Quirky Kid is being recognised internationally for their innovative product development.

Tips for future applicants.

The placement requires a “can do” attitude, attention to detail, a flexible and creative approach to new tasks, and motivation to work independently and in a small team. Overall, it was a valuable experience and recommend this opportunity to other aspiring counsellors or psychologists.

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Child Psychologist Position Available

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

New Position for a Child Psychologist Available

Quirky Kid has a new position for a child psychologist to work in our Sydney and Wollongong clinics. We are an expanding child psychology clinic and publishing company. Your role will be to provide therapeutic intervention and assessments to young people and their families. Further, you will assist us in launching our new school-based programs for the educational market. This position can be a  part-time or full-time role.

Download the info pack here.

You might be a fit if:

  • You can demonstrate exceptional experience and qualifications in working therapeutically with children, adolescents and families.
  • You care about empowering children, and have a strong track record of delivering your interventions effectively and creatively.
  • You’re entrepreneurial, independent, and you love to help organisations grow.
  • You are warm and outgoing. You love bringing people and teams together. You are great at communicating with customers and colleagues.
  • You show a keen interest and knowledge of psychometric tests and assessments.
  • You have experience with therapeutic program design, evaluation and monitoring.
  • You have passion and experience in networking, especially with schools.

Nice to haves:

  • Clinical or Educational and Developmental Endorsement with the Board.
  • Registered supervisor with the Board.
  • APS Member.

Apply

Address your CV and cover letter to: Dr. Kimberley O’Brien Email: support@quirkykid.com.au Phone: 02 9362 9297

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Position Available

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

New Position Available at Quirky Kid - Employment Opportunity in Sydney

We have a new position available at Quirky Kid. More information about the role and how to apply, visit: https://childpsychologist.com.au/about-us/employment/customer-superhero

What’s the job?

Never a dull moment in the office, we are looking for someone who is dynamic, has excellent organisational skills and a keen interest in technology. We need someone to control our client flow; manage our busy schedules with precision, complete all the administration tasks in relation to office management as well as provide caring intake to new clients. You need to love to speak with people and have a lot of empathy.

Apply Today.

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