Psychology Educator – Early Career Programs

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 06/06/2024 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Forensicare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 16452

Reference: 16452

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • Part-time 45.60 hours per fortnight (0.6 FTE) ongoing / Psychology Grade 4 / For commencement July, 2024
  • Salary $120,884.40 (P4-1) - $145,412.80 (P4-5) (PRORATA) + 11.5% Super + Salary Packaging
  • Based at various locations
  • A culture where people care
  • Investment in a career for life
  • Extensive investment in facilities and people supporting our significant service expansion

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.

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Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. We address the needs of people experiencing mental health issues, the mental health sector, the justice sector and the general community. These services are delivered through inpatient services at Thomas Embling Hospital, community services through the Community Forensic Mental Health Service and prison-based services at several locations. This position will be required to work across all Forensicare sites.


About the Role:

  • Part-time (0.6 EFT) ongoing role overseeing the coordination of early career workforce development initiatives for the discipline of psychology, including the Allied Health Graduate and Psychology Registrar Program and the postgraduate psychology student placement program. 
  • Contributes to the clinical supervision program for psychologists more broadly and delivers training to psychologists in line with relevant experience and expertise.
  • Contributes to the growth and development of the education program for psychology and supports the education initiatives of the organisation more broadly in collaboration with other disciplines. 
  • Responsible for delivering education that supports the achievement of 'Best Care' – care that is safe, effective, person-centred, and connected – and drives quality and safety improvement across the organization.


  • Oversees recruitment, training and supervision for psychology registrars in the Allied Health Graduate and Psychology Registrar Program
  • Provides supervision to psychology registrars and other staff members as appropriate
  • Oversight of the Psychology Student Placement Program, including liaison with Universities for the purposes of supporting student placements
  • Development and oversight of the psychology 'new starter' orientation program (intensive one to two year support and education program for new graduates and/or employees to the service).
  • Provision of specialist training on topics related to clinical/forensic psychological practice.  

About You:

  • Demonstrated clinical experience and advanced knowledge to be able to provide education and teach other psychologists and/or students.
  • Extensive postgraduate psychology experience at a senior level in mental health or forensic mental health, or other relevant setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery in a forensic context. 
  • Proven ability to effectively manage, develop and evaluate a psychology service.
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership and motivational skills.
  • Proven experience in the management of professional development and commitment to ongoing professional development. 

What you need:

  • More than ten years' experience with demonstrated, highly developed clinical leadership skills, extensive postgraduate, professional experience and, recognized professional specialisation.
  • Master 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 APAC 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 Supervisor approved by the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Must hold area of practice endorsement in clinical and/or forensic psychology. Dual clinical/forensic psychology area of practice endorsement is highly desirable however not essential.

A culture where people matter.

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of all our team members.
  • Well defined career pathways existing across our Directorates with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Salary Packaging Options available – Mortgage, Rent, Car, Expenses
  • International Candidates Sponsorship availability, Permanent (186) or Temporary (482) to approved applicants.
  • A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based support to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.
  • Celebration and reward for good performance through employee recognition.
  • Access to an employee assistance program—an external, confidential, self-referral employee well-being program for personal or work-related matters.
  • A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological, peer support and critical incidence response programs.

For more information on Careers at Forensicare, visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers


  • Influenza and Immunisation requirements specific to position Infection Control requirements
  • This position is subject to a satisfactory Police Check
  • We are able to Sponsor eligible International candidates for 186 Permanent or 482 Temporary Visa 

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce that reflects our community. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, and 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 always consistent with these values. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke-free environment.

Psychology Educator – Early Career Programs

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Dr Flora Gilbert - (03) 9947 2500
Dr Aleks Belofastov - (03) 9947 2500

Psychology Educator – Early Career Programs