Psychologist - Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre

at La Trobe University

  • Part Time 3 days per week
  • Fixed term until 31st August 2020
  • Based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $85,724 - $94,302 pro rata plus up to 17% superannuation

The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) is Australia's first centre dedicated to Autism research. It provides a vehicle for research activities, evidence-based intervention programs, training opportunities and collaboration between community services and research centres/universities involved in autism research both in Australia and overseas.

About the role

The Psychologist will report to and operate under the broad direction of Dr Josephine Barbaro, who leads OTARC's Early Identification and Diagnosis research program. The incumbent will be required to perform the following task as part of the position:

  • Conduct developmental assessments for children between 11 months and 4 years using a variety of diagnostic tools (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) including Toddler Module/Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and developmentally appropriate cognitive assessments);
  • Writing clinical reports based on the developmental assessments for each child;
  • Referral to appropriate services for families;
  • Attendance at team meetings and research coding meetings.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant undergraduate degree plus full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting autism diagnostic assessments;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the capacity to work collaboratively and cooperatively in small teams;


  • Training in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) including Toddler Module and/or Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)
  • Evidence of research reliability in the above diagnostic measures (or a willingness to work towards this).

If you are passionate and keen to join the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, apply now!


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How to Apply

Closing date: 11pm Monday 22nd July 2019

Position Enquiries: Dr Josephine Barbaro, TEL: 03 9479 1283 Email:

Position Description below:

Download File PD HEO7 OTARC Psychologist.pdf

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Recruitment Partner Justin Bolton on +61 (03) 9479 1073

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job number 558523 under current vacancies.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

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