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Job Number : 27952
Type and Location : Manager / Melbourne
Listed By : Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) on 28 Jun 2019
Senior Psychologist
  • Full time fixed term position (12 months)
  • Based in Richmond but state-wide travel required
  • $85,000 + company phone, laptop and salary packaging options (including a vehicle)

A little bit about ACSO

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a dynamic, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We’re an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community freed of crime and prisons. It’s our goal to reduce re-offending, and our mission is to help people transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them from re-offending, and intervene to divert others from committing crime.

The program and the role

As a Senior Psychologist, you will apply a sound understanding of operational principles and service delivery requirements to the Clinical Services team, and guide and support their team leader in the creation of a high-performance culture. You will provide supervision, leadership and management of the clinical staff providing clinical support to clients with multiple and complex needs, specifically with intellectual disabilities, mental health conditions and offending behaviour backgrounds/ behaviours of concern.

This role will have an important impact on increasing staff’s competence and confidence in assessing and understanding clients’ risk, needs, capacity for change and how to intervene and support accordingly; development and delivery of training across the organisation and to external providers will contribute to achieving this goal.  This role will also lead and be directly involved in the development and delivery of group programs and combining best practice with innovation to expanding the suite of services that ACSOs Clinical Services has to offer its client group.

What you'll bring:

  • You will be registered as a Psychologist with AHPRA
  • You will have experience (post registration) working with clients with complex presentations, including intellectual disability, cognitive impairment, mental health and offending behaviour, in particular sex offending.
  • To have experience in leading and/or managing a team
  • Demonstrated ability to meet program KPIs and manage the delivery of clinical outputs
  • Experience in conducting functional behaviour assessments
  • Experience delivering offence specific group and individual therapy
  • Experience in delivering clinical supervision both in individual and group formats
  • An ability to provide high level consultation regarding risk management to all levels of employee, from client facing staff to the executive level.
  • Sound understanding of the Positive Behaviour Support Framework and the Risk Needs Responsivity model.


To apply please visit our careers website at and provide a copy of your resume, along with a brief covering letter outlining your claims against the selection criteria (outlined in the PD available on our website). Applications close: 26 July 2019.


ACSO embraces diversity within its workforce and as such encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people from a range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island heritage

Contact Details
Lauren Carter - 0428399898

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