Psychologist - Forensic Mental Health Services (512549)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jun 17, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Applicants are advised that in accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Directions, all employees of the Department of Health must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

The Team:

Looking to continue your Psychology career somewhere new?

Looking to challenge yourself on complex cases within a forensic service without being based in a prison?

Do you prefer working in a small, supportive team of experienced Clinical/Forensic Psychologists where your work is really valued?

This is a rare opportunity for Psychologists, Clinical, Forensic or maybe working towards endorsement in either, with strong clinical skills seeking to continue their career within the forensic space, or embark on a new, challenging career working with complex cases.

This role is grounded within a community based forensic mental health services but offers a diverse range of work opportunities including supporting forensic case managers with client psychological counselling, court report writing, risk assessment work, Major Offender Unit involvement, and providing consultation and liaison support to local adult mental health services and NGO’s.

Our ideal candidates will have broad experience in the delivery of mental health services and a passion for supporting and empowering staff to deliver innovative mental health care within a multidisciplinary team environment. We are seeking an ambitious, dynamic, organised, enthusiastic people who can work effectively with the community team, as well as with a range of external stakeholders.

You will be working with comprehensive support and encouragement from the senior management team including the Senior Psychologist. Ongoing education and supervision are greatly valued within our service and are offered and supported as required.

These multiple positions are based in the city centres of Launceston and Hobart, where great coffee, botanical gardens, and waterfront precincts are on our doorstep. As a statewide service, we have the honour of serving diverse city, suburban and rural communities across Tasmania. Intrastate travel between the regions is a benefit of the role. Our staff enjoy a fantastic lifestyle of short commutes, outdoor pursuits, great vineyards, festivals, and an abundance of local produce, with access to quality education for their families. Did I mention great vineyards……

For an overview of this employment opportunity, contact Community Forensic Mental Health Service Assistant Director of Nursing David Movric at or Senior Psychologist Sophie Clear at

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The Role:

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Position Features:

Details of Appointment:

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

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant


Mental Health Services - Statewide

Base Salary: $96,689 to $114,391 pro-rata, per annum+ 10% superannuation

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

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:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty

  2. Identification check

  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

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