Senior Psychologist

Job posted: 23/11/2022
Applications close: 13/12/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: 15730

Reference: 15730

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

  • Part-time, ongoing Psychology Grade 3
  • Based at Ravenhall Correctional Centre: Outpatients team
  • 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 and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

Job location

This position is based in the outpatient service of Ravenhall Correctional Centre. 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.

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

About the Role:

As a Senior Psychologist within the Outpatients service, your tasks may include

  • The Senior 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.
  • The Senior Psychologist provides a high level of clinical psychological expertise, consultation and advice to Forensicare clinicians, GEO prison and clinical staff and Correct Care Australiasia staff on complex clinical matters.
  • Contributes to special projects, committees and working parties within the organisation including the development of policies and procedures.
  • As a senior professional representative, the position also provides consultancy and advice to other agencies and key stakeholders.
  • The Senior Psychologist also participates in the training and supervision of psychology placement students, interns and staff of other disciplines where appropriate.

About You:

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

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.

This position is subject to a Police Check.

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 

COVID19 & Influenza Vaccination Evidence

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses for COVID-19.
All applicants to positions with Forensicare will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza as part of their job application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement which can be accessed via MyGov. For international candidates, acceptable evidence is documentation issued by the relevant government authority. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

 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.

Senior Psychologist

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Gregg Shinkfield - (03) 9947 2682
Antoinette De Carolis - (03) 8363 2692

Senior Psychologist