Senior Youth Forensic Clinical Psychologist (529693)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 3, 2024
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:

As part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality youth forensic mental health services, the Senior Youth Forensic Clinical Psychologist will:

The Role

  1. Provide comprehensive evidence-based clinical assessment, treatment, and assertive case management service, including the development and implementation of specialist treatment programs and group programs, and the provision of formal psychological reports as required.
  2. Provide high quality, timely evidence based written court assessment reports for young people appearing in Tasmanian Courts in relation to offences.
  3. Work as a member of the multidisciplinary team from a case management framework, including outreach and case management reviews, to ensure continuity of care and best practice outcomes for young people detained in youth detention.
  4. Provide risk assessment and management consultation in relation to young people referred for a specialist opinion.
  5. Provide professional supervision, continued professional, support and advice to psychological staff and psychology students within the Child and Youth Mental Health Service.

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

Details of Appointment

Permanent part time day worker position working 60.8 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $120,114 - $130,181 per annum. Our Employer 11.5% 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

Amanda Quealy

Position: Regional Director
Phone: 0460020243

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