Forensic/Clinical Psychologist (513521)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 12, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

Please note this advertisement meets the minimum requirements for sponsorship as determined by Department of Home Affairs. We encourage overseas applicants who meet the requirements to apply.


$94,469 to $111,765 pro-rata, per annum

Please note that this position attracts a 6.5% correctional allowance

Please also note that access to salaries beyond $105,158 is subject to completion of a relevant Graduate Diploma or application to the personal upgrade scheme in accordance with Schedule 8 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, day work, working up to 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Please note that part time hours may be considered

Please also note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.


Ashley Youth Detention Centre


The Forensic/Clinical Psychologist will:

  • Undertake psychological evaluation, assessment and diagnosis of a range of child and adolescent behavioural, emotional, cognitive and social problems using recognised assessment techniques in the context of clients involved with the youth justice system.

  • Provide psychological treatment, including the design, development, implementation and evaluation of specialised treatment programs.

  • Provide consultation and training to workers within youth justice on issues pertaining to the early identification and intervention in mental health issues for their clients.

  • Work within the multi-disciplinary programs and case management team and participate in case plan reviews to ensure continuity of care.

  • Assist with and participate in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement, risk management, ethical research activities and other strategies consistent with best practice in a custodial environment.

  • Provide consultation to Mental Health Service professionals regarding psychological assessment and management of youth justice clients.

  • Participate in the formulation and delivery of education programs for clients, carers, health professionals and the broader community to promote awareness of mental health issues for individuals within the youth justice system.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Current Driver’s Licence

  • Endorsed with the Psychology Board of Australia in the approved areas of Forensic and/or Clinical Psychology

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar vacancies.

(image) 513521 Forensic-Clinical Psychologist HP03 (November 2021) WWCT HR.pdf
(image) 513521 Forensic-Clinical Psychologist HP03 (November 2021) WWCT HR.docx
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.pdf
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

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For further information contact

David Movric
Assistant Director of Nursing - CFMHS & Defendant Health Liaison Services
Phone: (03) 6777 1204

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