Senior Psychologist MFMHS



Part-time, Fixed-Term contract Based in Barwon Prison Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements Free onsite parking Forensic mental health is a specialist area within the mental health service system. The services provided by Forensicare address the needs of offenders experiencing mental health issues, the mental health sector, the justice sector and the general community. The Mobile Forensic Mental Health Service (MobileFMHS) is a multidisciplinary team that provides specialist mental health assessment and treatment services to prisoners.

This position is based at Barwon Prison and the Metropolitan Remand Centre. About the role: The Senior Psychologist provides a high level of clinical psychological expertise primarily to clients based in the management and high secure units at Barwon Prison with mental health issues. In addition to this, the senior psychologist is responsible for the ongoing development and planning of Forensicare psychological services at Barwon Prison; provides high level consultation and advice on complex clinical matters and 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. Duties: Provides an advanced range of psychological services to clients including advice on the management and treatment of complex client issues to other clinicians. Provides specialist psychological, psychometric assessments and reports where necessary.

Provides mental health consultation and liaison concerning clients based in the management and high secure units at Barwon Prison. Provides expert consultation on psychology related issues within the organisation, Barwon Prison, and to external clinicians and agencies as appropriate. 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 Skills and experience: Endorsement or eligibility for endorsement by AHPRA in the area of clinical psychology and/or forensic psychology. Listed as a registered supervisor (or eligible for being so listed) with AHPRA. At least five years’ experience in providing a high level of services in forensic and/or correctional mental health and related settings.

Expertise in clinical forensic mental health practice including specialised assessments. Demonstrated experience in a correctional service or a forensic mental health service. Extensive knowledge of the current psychological approaches in working with mentally disordered clients in the forensic mental health setting.

Benefits: We value our staff a.

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18 May 2020


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