ID: 95817

Experienced Psychology Research Director

Health Long Term Berwick VIC

About this opportunity

Compare Therapies promotes therapeutic approaches for all of the mentally, emotionally and behaviourally challenging personal, interpersonal and social difficulties the we all have to deal with at various times in our lives. The focus is to resolve those issues naturally and effectively, and importantly, to do so by prioritising lasting natural healing and enabling growth.

The Change Your Past Foundation, through its core Compare Therapies project, seeks to foster the establishment a positive focus, one that promotes direct access for everyone to effective therapeutic treatments that have the capacity to assist us to actually resolve issues in these areas of our lives.

The CHANGE YOUR PAST Foundation is a registered community charity in Australia. We believe improved ‘accessibility’ and ‘accountability’ is the key leverage to bringing effective therapeutic assistance to people who need it.

We are continually in the process of (Phase 1) collecting modalities worldwide that actually heal people from their mental disorders, and documenting their peer-reviewed published validation studies. Those treatments that have outstanding results, but possess only anecdotal evidence, require proper research and a trial (Phase 2). We seek experts to evaluate those modalities by developing and overseeing such trials and invite professionals with the relevant expertise and postgraduate researchers to do that and write up the trials and findings so that they can be published in professional journals. We will make the results of our validation research and our trials publicly available. You might be skilled and interested in contributing your expertise to either or both Phase 1 and Phase 2.

We are looking for a psychology research director to lead our Mental Health Treatment Evaluation team, a minimum 7 years’ experience, perhaps who are early retired, and who have a professional level of English writing, document search and research skills. It would be good if the person has entrepreneurial flair and experience in a start-up organisation. Team engagement, communication, participation, initiative, creativity, achievement and leadership skills are important to us.

Are you also interested to become part of a game-changing, 21st century style of organisation proving enormously more appropriate and effective in the modern fast changing world? - one that allows you to be who you are in a work environment, expressing your complete and unique Self without any limitations or expectations? Can you match such freedom with entrepreneurial spirit, self-discipline and responsibility? Does working in a free-flowing team environment inspire you and is communication one of your strengths?

CHANGE YOUR PAST Foundation is being developed along the lines of a TEAL organisation where the emphasis is shifted to self-initiated and self-managed contributions by all members working independently and also at the same time in closely networked collaboration both in focussed collegiate cooperation on specific tasks, and also, being productively engaged broadly across the enterprise. Expected of everyone is the ongoing demonstration of active self-developed initiative in achieving valued outcomes that contribute to the overall purpose of the organisation.

That is, leadership is to be expressed by every individual, in contributing from their own unique skills and experience, complementing the different contributions made by others who are in the same way expert in their own areas and tasks.

Directors, Managers, Heads and Coordinators have a main responsibility to facilitate, encourage and support this open process and shepherd its constantly self-evolving coordination and creative direction, all networked together in mutually mindful and committed relationship, within the overall purpose of the organisation.

We don’t need to point out the responsibility that comes with this position, the trust we would place in you. Geographic location isn’t important to us. You don’t need to be based in Victoria or Australia for that matter and can work from where-ever you want, being connected with the whole team via phone or video-conferencing when-ever required. We do not ask you to commit to or for a specific time, but we ask you to be part of a team and take responsibility for your role by progressing and delivering agreed outcomes within a prescribed time-line.

Benefits for you are that after 6 months active contribution we will certify your Achievement Portfolio and act as your CV referee.

So if you have the expertise, the passion and the desire to create a beautiful legacy, then get in touch.

Additional requirements

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Time Required

Flexible (15-20 hrs per week)

Good for
  • Centrelink Approved
  • Skilled Volunteer
  • Virtual Volunteering
Interested in
  • Counselling and Help Line
  • Disability Support
  • Research, Policy and Analysis
  • Writing and Editing