Senior Youth Forensic Psychologist (528812)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Feb 9, 2024
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:

Our Aim

We are seeking a Senior Youth Forensic Psychologist with extensive knowledge, understanding and experience in forensic mental health issues and risks. Specifically in relation to young people, and their families/carers, presenting with complex mental health concerns and/or complex behaviours of concern. You will have a proven ability to conduct high level clinical assessments, including the development of comprehensive management plans and court reports.
This new position has been developed as a recommendation from the recent Commission of Inquiry Report (Tasmania) to support young people in youth detention who require trauma-informed psychological intervention. The senior psychologist will have a passion for providing a person-centred approach and working within a multidisciplinary team environment.
Under CAMHS Reform, clinical services in Tasmania are under development with many exciting professional, developmental and research opportunities available.

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

Fixed term part time day worker position working 38 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible until 11 January 2025.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $120,114 - $130,181 per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

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


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualification/program of study approved by the Psychology Board of Australia Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and endorsed to practice in the approved area of practice of Clinical Psychology or Forensic Psychology
  2. Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration
  3. Drivers Licence

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Five or more years demonstrated clinical practice in forensic psychology with specialist knowledge of forensic client risk assessments.
  2. Relevant Post Graduate Qualifications
  3. Eligibility as a board approved supervisor with AHPRA.

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
  5. serious traffic offences
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

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

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

For more information

Katie Knights

Nurse Unit Manager (Team Leader) - CAMHS
Phone: (03) 6777 2277

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