Psychologist Grade 2

November 24, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs
Employer: Forensicare
Part time

MFMHS
Part Time Permanent

  • Part-time, ongoing, P2 Psychologist
  • Mobile Forensic Mental Health Service (MobileFMHS) 
  • Based at Metropolitan Remand Centre
  • Investment in a career for life
  • Diverse and supportive environments

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.

 

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Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. 

 

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. When clinically indicated there is also scope to provide limited number of transitional support sessions as clients move to another public prison. MobileFMHS staff are based at the following locations: Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC), Marngoneet Correctional Centre (MCC), Karreenga and HM Barwon Prison. This position is based at the Metropolitan Remand Centre.

 

About the Role:

The Psychologist provides clinical psychological expertise to the Mobile Forensic Mental Health Service. The psychologist also provides consultation and advice on clinical matters and completes psychological reports as required.

 

Duties:

  • Psychological assessment of a range of mental health issues, including high-prevalence mental health disorders, personality disorders, psychosis and trauma symptomatology
  • Individual intervention to promote clients’ use of effective coping skills for managing mental health difficulties 
  • Providing recovery focused, evidenced based psychological interventions
  • Consultation and training for other service providers to assist with identification of mental health issues in people in custody, and facilitate clients’ coping whilst in prison

 

About You:

  • Registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)
  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APS accredited course of equivalent, OR Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent 
  • Endorsement or eligibility for endorsement by AHPRA in the area of clinical psychology and/or forensic psychology
  • Previous working experience in a mental health setting, correctional service, or forensic mental health service would be an advantage
  • Interested in working within a correctional environment and demonstrates empathy for offending populations who are experiencing mental health difficulties
  • 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 managers and supervisors.
  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.
  • 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.
  • 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 support, peer support and critical incidence response programs, as needed.

 

For more information on employee benefits visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers/employee-benefits  

 

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencing work at Forensicare.

 

Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address. Employees should contact People and Culture if they are unable to access their Forensicare eRecruit account.

 

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. Forensicare values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. 

Enquiries: Gregg Shinkfield
Ph: (03) 9217 7692
Applications Close: 30/11/2021

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