Psychologist 2 - Outpatients

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 15560

Reference: 15560

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

  • Part-time, Fixed-Term 7 month contract 

  • Based at Ravenhall correctional centre

  • A culture where people care

A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other. If you’re passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with the dual stigma of mental illness and offending. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. Working across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

Job location

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.

Completed in 2017, the new medium-security men's prison is located at Ravenhall Correctional Centre in Melbourne's west, providing world-class forensic mental health services in Victoria in a purpose-built state of the art facility developed to international best practice standards.


About the Role:

The Psychologist is based within the Outpatient program at Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee as a member of the multidisciplinary team.

The role involves the provision of specialist mental health assessment, intervention and clinical management to address the mental health needs of men within Ravenhall Correctional Centre.


  • Provides a full range of psychological services and advice on the management and treatment of consumers.

  • Provides specialist psychological, psychometric and psychodiagnostic assessments and reports where necessary.

  • Provides individual and/or group interventions as appropriate.

  • Contributes to patient risk assessment and risk management in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.

  • May be required to prepare court reports as needed.

  • Provides discipline-specific contributions to clinical practice and to program development.

  • Participates in mandatory safety training and any Forensicare specific mandatory training on an annual basis as defined in the Forensic Skills Recognition and Development policy.

About You:

  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.

  • Registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.

  • Previous working experience in a mental health facility, or a forensic mental health service would be an advantage.

  • Knowledge in clinical forensic psychology including forensic assessments (e.g., assessment of risk for violence) and intervention with offenders and/or forensic clients.

  • Knowledge and experience working with offenders, including those with personality disorders.

  • A good understanding of the current psychological approaches in working with male patients experiencing mentall illness in the forensic mental health setting.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, the mental health system, and the criminal justice system.

  • Skills in clinical assessment, including the administration and interpretation of psychological tests designed to assess personality, psychopathology, intelligence and cognitive functioning.

  • Skills in providing individual or group treatment with patients with mental illness, emotional problems, and/or behavioural problems.

  • Ability to operate as an independent practitioner and to work within a multi-disciplinary team.

What you need:

  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited course or equivalent, or a Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent.

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA).

  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential.

A culture where people matter.

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of managers and supervisors.

  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.

  • A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based supports to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.

  • Access to an employee assistance program – an external, confidential, self-referral employee wellbeing program, for personal or work-related matters.

  • A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological support, peer support and critical incidence response programs, as needed.

For more information on employee benefits visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers/employee-benefits  

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of three COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencing work at Forensicare. Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All applicants will also be required to provide evidence of a flu vaccination.

Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address and should contact People and Culture if they are unable to access their Forensicare eRecruit account.

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

Psychologist 2 - Outpatients

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Gregg Shinkfield - (04) 5002 2566
Antoinette De Carolis - (03) 8363 2692

Psychologist 2 - Outpatients