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Job Number : 27766
Type and Location : HR/Psychology / Melbourne
Listed By : Mediacom on 11 Jun 2019
Principal Psychologist
  • Part time (22.8 hrs per week)
  • Fixed term for 12 months P4 position (possibility of extension) 
  • Based at Forensicare's community service at Clifton Hill with travel to prison sites


Forensic mental health is a special 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. This position will be part of Forensicare's prison services.


About the role:
The Principal Psychologist, Prison Operations (Court Reports) is responsible for completing in-custody court reports for the Magistrates, County or Supreme Courts of Victoria. As part of the role, the Principal Psychologist will be required to conduct court assessments at various sites across the Victorian prison system.  In addition, they may provide supervision and training on the provision of court assessments for postgraduate students or Forensicare psychologists. As a senior professional representative, the position also provides consultancy and advice to other agencies and key stakeholders.



  • Complete a high standard of court reports for the Magistrates, County or Supreme courts of Victoria.
  • Facilitate training in court report writing and provide supervision for postgraduate psychology students and other psychology staff.
  • Provide high level administrative, clinical, and forensic expertise to Forensicare’s prison operations.


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).

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  • We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:
  • Great salary packaging conditions
  • Excellent leave entitlements
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Access to regular supervision
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: gym and pool access, Staff health service, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.


How to apply:
For more information about the role contact Anthea Lemphers on 03 9495 9500.

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Closing date for applications: 11.45pm 21st July 2019

Contact Details
Anthea Lemphers

03 9495 9500.

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