Description

Key Duties:

  • Provides a full range of psychological services and advice on the management and treatment of patients.
  • Provides psychological, psychometric and psychodiagnostic assessments and reports where necessary.
  • Provides individual and/or group interventions as appropriate.
  • Contributes to patient risk assessment and risk management in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Contributing to multi-disciplinary clinical reviews, governance and other service specific forums
  • Other duties as outlined in the Position Description 

Qualification, skills and experience:

  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent, OR Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent.
  • APHRA registration with clinical and/or forensic endorsement
  • Knowledge and experience working with offenders (desirable), including those with personality disorders.
  • A good understanding of the current psychological approaches in working with mentally disordered male patients in the forensic mental health setting.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, the mental health system, and the criminal justice system.
  • Skills in clinical assessment, including the administration and interpretation of psychological tests designed to assess personality, psychopathology, intelligence and cognitive functioning.
  • Skills in providing individual or group treatment with patients with mental illness, emotional problems, and/or behavioural problems.  

Benefits:

We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions
  • Excellent leave entitlements
  • Ongoing training and full orientation
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: Staff health service, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.
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