Forensic/Clinical Psychologist (513521)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Oct 16, 2020
Medicine Full-time, Part-time

Job Description:


$90,269 to $100,483 per annum

Please note this position attracts a 6.5% Correctional Health Allowance


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professional (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2018

Period of Employment

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

Please note that part time hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.


Forensic Mental Health Services- Ashley Youth Detention Centre


  • 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.
  • Research and maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends and practices concerning youth detention and the delivery of psychology and related services and programs.
  • Contribute to policy, procedures and practices, consistent with national standards, applicable to the Ashley Detention Centre within the scope of the role.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and endorsed to practice in the approved area of practice of Forensic Psychology or Clinical Psychology.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.

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
e) Serious traffic offences
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

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 full time and part time vacancies.

(image) 513521 Forensic-Clinical Psychologist HP03 (March 2020) HPRNL WWCT.pdf
(image) 513521 Forensic-Clinical Psychologist HP03 (March 2020) HPRNL WWCT.docx
(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to 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 of two referees before applying.

For further information contact

Scott Beswick
Manager - Community Forensic Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6777 1204
Email: [email protected]

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