Senior Psychologist

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 22/08/2022 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 15569

Reference: 15569

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne

  • Grade 3 Senior Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

  • Part-time (4 days per week) permanent role

  • Based at Thomas Embling Hospital, Melbourne

  • Diverse and supportive environments

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, conduct research 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.

Forensicare is situated across five sites across Victoria with its largest site being Thomas Embling Hospital, located in Fairfield just 15 minutes north of the Melbourne city centre. Thomas Embling Hospital is a 136-bed secure hospital providing acute care, rehabilitation and continuing care programs. It includes a dedicated women’s unit.

About the Role:

Joining our friendly and supportive psychology team, this Grade 3 Senior Clinical/Forensic Psychologist will be based in a rehabilitation unit at Thomas Embling Hospital. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, the Senior Psychologist provides specialist assessment and intervention for adult patients (male and female) presenting with complex mental health and offending behaviour. issues. They also provide clinical supervision and support to other psychologists, supervise student/trainee placements, complete Court reports, offer consultation to other clinicians, and contribute to service improvement/development projects. There are also opportunities to be involved in psychology research projects within the hospital.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times.

For further information please refer to the Position Description for a comprehensive overview of the duties relevant to this role.  Additionally, please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or queries about the role.

About You:

  • You are committed to mental health consumer recovery.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, recovery-focused mental health care coupled with an awareness of the issues of care-delivery in forensic mental health.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a multidisciplinary health care environment, using well-developed interpersonal skills to achieve team goals.

  • A demonstrated commitment to learning through analysis of own performance, engaging in clinical supervision and professional development, and a commitment to applying this knowledge to practice.

What you need:

  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.

  • Strong clinical/forensic assessment and formulation skills coupled with demonstrable experience of providing evidence-based psychological interventions to address complex mental health and offending behaviour for adult male/female consumers 

  • Registered as a Clinical and/or Forensic Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

  • Masters or Doctoral qualification in Clinical Psychology from an APAC accredited course or equivalent OR Doctoral qualification in Forensic Psychology from an APAC accredited course or equivalent.

  • Listed as a registered supervisor (or eligible for being so listed) with AHPRA.

  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Psychological Society.

  • This position is subject to a Police Check.

  • 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 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. The current orders require evidence of three doses.

Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address. Employees 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.

Senior Psychologist

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Senior Psychologist