Join Our Psychology Team

About Our Clinic

Autism Understanding is a dynamic private psychology practice located in The Junction, Newcastle.


  • Support children, adolescents and adults in discovering if autism is helpful in explaining their social communication style, need for predictability and routine, tendency towards repetitive movement, intense interests, and sensory sensitivities.
  • Tailor strategies to each Autistic individual's needs, and adjust strategies as they come across new challenges.
  • Assist family members to glimpse the world from an autistic perspective, to support individuals' strengths and passions, and to plan ahead to avoid potential pitfalls.
  • Recognise autism as part of human neurodiversity and work to empower our clients through self-advocacy.
  • Conduct autism, developmental, cognitive, attention, adaptive, and reading assessments, and aren’t afraid to assess kids without "test-taking skills".
  • Provide counselling and strategies for neurodiverse adolescents, adults and children
  • Are committed to continuity of care so that our clients and their families can develop trust and shared understanding with a consistent psychologist.
  • Are proud members of the APPI, APS, and ACON.
  • Get referrals via word of mouth from our clients, as well as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers, GPs, paediatricians and psychiatrists.
  • Offer sessions both in clinic and online.

Our Principal Clinical Psychologist, Lydia Meem, provides autism training for psychologists and teachers, and clinical supervision around autism assessments. Lydia is a Board-approved supervisor and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, so can provide supervision for clinical psychology registrars working towards joining the College.

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We're Hiring

Clinical Psychologist, Registered Psychologist or Clinical Psychology Registrar

Location: The Junction, Newcastle NSW
$110,000 - $119,999
Part-Time or Full-Time

We are seeking a clinical psychologist, registered psychologist or clinical psychology registrar who is passionate about autism and developmental disabilities to join our small and friendly team.

For the right applicant, we can offer a salary of up to $120,000 per annum (pro rata Full-Time equivalent) plus superannuation, and reimbursement of professional indemnity insurance and APS membership fees.

As a valued member of our psychology team, you will be supported to attend our workshops, supervision groups and participate in our professional retreats, as well as other CPD opportunities.

We encourage people with disability including autism, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those with LGBTQIA+ orientation to apply.

In our team members we value:

  • professionalism;
  • independence;
  • reliability;
  • clinical initiative.

We provide team members with:

  • training in autism assessment tools and strategies;
  • ongoing supervision to suit your skill level;
  • experience and professional requirements.
  • our practice manager who will manage intake, scheduling of appointments, and billing.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be committed to providing a high quality psychology service to children, adolescents and adults with autism and other disabilities
  • Enjoy working independently and as part of a team
  • Have experience in working with clients with autism (highly desired).
  • Have experience with assessing a range of presentations including Autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, behavioural difficulties, anxiety, depression and trauma
  • Have full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA
  • Be eligible for registration as a Medicare provider
  • Be willing to complete a Working With Children check and National Police Certificate check (for NDIS)

To Apply

Please send your application letter and CV to Lydia Meem, Clinical Psychologist at

Have questions about this role? Ask us here.