Senior Psychologist Grade 3 – Sponsorship availability, Permanent (186) or Temporary (482)

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Reference Number 16436
Position Title Senior Psychologist Grade 3
Employment Type Part Time Fixed Term
Location Ravenhall

Position Summary

  • Part-time ongoing Senior Psychologist (P3)
  • Based on the Erskine subacute unit of Ravenhall Correctional Centre
  • Extensive investment in facilities and people supporting our significant service expansion
  • Salary $106,158(P3-1) to $121,487 (P3-4) pro rata +11% Super
  • Free onsite parking
  • Work within a well-established multidisciplinary team with expertise in acute mental health
  • A culture where people care
  • Salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • International Relocation Support provided

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 provides specialist forensic mental health services across 12 of Victoria’s 14 prisons. This position is based on the Erskine (sub-acute) unit of Ravenhall Correctional Centre. Located in Melbourne’s west, Ravenhall Correctional Centre provides 75 prison-based custodial mental health beds as well as assessments and outpatient services provided in maximum-security forensic mental health complex within the medium-security prison. The Erskine unit provides bed-based care to male prisoners in the acute/subacute phase of mental illness. Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.

About the Role:

The Senior Psychologist on the Erskine unit works with sub-acute mentally disordered patients/prisoners as a member of the multidisciplinary team. Providing a high level of clinical psychology expertise and consultation or advice on complex clinical matters; contributing to special projects, committees and working parties within the organisation including the development of policies and procedures; and contributing to the support and functioning of the psychology team across RCC. As a senior professional representative, this position 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.


  • Provide an advanced range of psychological services including advice on the management and treatment of complex patient/prisoner issues to other clinicians.
  • Provide specialist psychological, psychometric assessments and reports where necessary.
  • Provide individual and/or group interventions as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate sound communication skills in recording and reporting clinical information to the multi-disciplinary team.

About You:

  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.
  • A good understanding of the current psychological approaches to working with mentally disordered male patients in the forensic mental health setting
  • Skills in clinical assessment, including the administration and interpretation of psychological tests designed to assess personality, psychopathology, cognitive functioning and risk.

What you need:

  • Hold a Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) or the equivalent, or a Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology accredited by APAC or the equivalent.
  • Registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Listed as a registered supervisor (or eligible for being listed) with 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 all our team members.
  • Well defined career pathways existing across our Directorates with multi-disciplined Teams.
  • Salary Packaging Options available – Mortgage, Rent, Car, Expenses
  • International Candidates – Sponsorship availability, Permanent (186) or Temporary (482) and potential for up to $10,000 Relocation support to approved applicants.
  • 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.
  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.
  • 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, peer support and critical incidence response programs.

For more information on Careers at Forensicare, visitEligibility

  • COVID19 (x3), 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 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 LGBTQIA+, 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.#LI-OnsiteContact Person Joseph Vedaraj

Original Job Posting date: Sat, 27 Apr 2024 03:34:37 GMT

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