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Job Number : 30534
Type and Location : Psychologist / VIC - Other
Listed By : Forensicare on 29 Jun 2020
Psychologist Grade 2


  • Part-time, ongoing P2 role
  • Based at Ravenhall Correctional Centre
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking


Forensicare (the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health) is the leading provider of forensic mental health services across Victoria. We deliver recovery-focused programs to consumers with serious mental illnesses across the Victorian justice system, mental health sector, and the community--from early intervention and prevention, to inpatient care, rehabilitation, and community transition support.

Our services are delivered through:

  • Thomas Embling Hospital: a secure mental health hospital
  • Prison mental health services throughout Victoria
  • Community Forensic Mental Health Service

We also work in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology through the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science to deliver a forensic mental health research program, training and ongoing professional education.


Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Completed in 2017, the new medium-security men's prison is located in Ravenhall Correctional Centre in Melbourne's west, providing world-class forensic mental health services in Victoria in a purpose-built state of the art facility developed to international best practice standards.


About the role:

The Psychologist works on a unit within Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee with mentally disordered patients/prisoners as a member of the multidisciplinary team.  The Psychologist provides a high level of clinical psychological expertise to Forensicare services at Ballerrt Yeram-boo-ee.  The Psychologist provides high level consultation and advice on complex clinical matters; completes psychological reports for court as required and contributes to 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. The Psychologist also participates in the training and supervision of psychology placement students, interns and staff of other disciplines where appropriate. 



  • Provides psychological assessments and reports where necessary.
  • Provides individual and/or group interventions as appropriate.
  • Contributes to patient risk management plans together with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Provide an advanced range of psychological services including advice on the management and treatment of complex patient/prisoner issues to other clinicians. 

Skills and experience:

  • Previous working experience in a mental health facility, correctional service, or a forensic mental health service.
  • Expertise in clinical and/or forensic mental health practice including assessments (i.e., court ordered assessments, assessment of risk for violence) and intervention with a forensic population. 
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, the mental health system, and the criminal justice system.


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.



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

  • Great salary packaging conditions & leave entitlements
  • Bonus payment for relevant postgrad qualifications <clinical only>
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: Staff health service, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.


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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.

This position is subject to a Police Check.

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.


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