In-House Psychologist (VPSG6)

Job posted: 06/01/2023
Applications close: 05/04/2023 (Midnight)
17 days remaining

17 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time / 12 Months

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $129,379 - $173,138

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: VG/1690860/MARCH2023

Reference: VG/1690860/MARCH2023

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Contemporary approach to pre-employment assessment
  • Drive continuous improvement in workplace health
  • Part time opportunity (0.6 FTE) – flexible work option


The Department of Justice and Community Safety is seeking to appoint in Inhouse Psychologist to conduct psychological assessments to complement the current Pre-employment Heath Assessment process for frontline positions.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the innovative Safety, Wellbeing and Compliance team on a part time basis developing and implementing bespoke assessments supporting psychological health in the workplace.

We are seeking a psychologist with expert knowledge of assessment in either the pre-employment health assessment field or a related area.


As an In-house Psychologist you will:

  • Identify and implement evidence-based workplace assessment solutions to drive continued improvement in workplace psychological health.
  • Lead the psychological direction of Pre-employment checks providing clinical oversight to the delivery, quality and efficiency of the department's pre-employment health check process.
  • Conduct evaluation and reviews of psychological reports to provide recommendation on work role suitability for recruitment and selection.


In return we offer: 

  • Innovative career pathway options.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Tailored professional development and learning opportunities.
  • Contemporary employee wellbeing program. 


For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact Melanie Simmons on 0456 893 590 or Jackie Epstein on 0417764883.


We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. We do this by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.  

 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.   


How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.



  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes. 

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.  

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time). 

Acceptable evidence includes: 

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate(available via your myGov account) 

  1. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) 

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses. 

In-House Psychologist (VPSG6)

Job type:

Part time / 12 Months

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Melanie Simmons on 0456 893 590 | melanie.x.simmons@justice.vic.gov.au

In-House Psychologist (VPSG6)