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March

Senior Psychologist (Problem Behaviour Program)

VICTORIAN INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH - Clifton Hill, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Full time, ongoing P3 Psychologist plus 2 part-time positions available (At least 0.6 EFT, can be negotiated)
  • Based in Clifton Hill
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. This position is located at the Community Forensic Mental Health Service (CFMHS) in Clifton Hill, 15 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. CFMHS is a specialist state-wide agency that works with individuals who have a serious mental health illness and have offended or are at risk of offending.

About the role:

The Senior Psychologist provides a high level of clinical and/or forensic psychological services expertise to CFMHS and undertakes assessments and treatment of clients referred to the Problem Behaviour Program (PBP) as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The PBP provides specialist services to those engaging in, or at risk of engaging in, behaviours such as stalking, sexual offending, arson and violence. The Senior Psychologist shares responsibility for the supervision and training of other psychologists and staff in the PBP. The position may also provide advice to other agencies and key stakeholders. 

Duties:

  • Provide specialist psychological, psychometric and risk assessments and reports where required. 
  • Provide individual and/or group-based interventions in line with up to date knowledge regarding best practice intervention for PBP clients. 
  • Provide secondary consultation to other agencies to assist them manage their clients who engage in problem behaviours. 
  • Undertake a high level of clinical documentation and other data recording for research and evaluation purposes. 
  • Operate in a manner consistent with recovery-based principles. 

Skills and experience:

  • Ability to operate independently and in conjunction with other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Extensive knowledge of the current psychological approaches to working with mentally or behaviourally disordered clients. 
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, the mental health system and the criminal justice system. 
  • At least five years’ experience as a psychologist in a relevant setting 

Mandatory qualifications & registrations:

  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent, OR 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.

Benefits:

We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions.
  • Excellent leave entitlements.
  • Ongoing training and full orientation.
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Programs.


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 the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.