- Psychologist Grade 3and/or Grade 2 with relevant experience
- Full time (1.0 EFT) secondment until 15/07/2022.
- To provide clinical psychology services at Barwon prison
- Travel time is included in working hours
- Work car available for transport between Barwon prison and the Metropolitan Remand Centre (Deer Park)
- Job share or Part time options will be considered
Mobile Forensic Mental Health Service (MobileFMHS) satellite prison services in Lara, Geelong
Forensicare is the statuary agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. The Mobile Forensic Mental Health Service (MobileFMHS) is one of several mental health services provided by Forensicare within the prison. The MobileFMHS is a multi-disciplinary specialist mental health service which provides mental health assessment, targeted psychological intervention, mental health consultationandtransition planning for clients with impaired mental functioning. When clinically indicated there is also scope to provide limited number of transitional support sessions as clients move to another public prison. MobileFMHS staff are based at the following locations: Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC), Marngoneet Correctional Centre (MCC), KarreengaandHM Barwon Prison. The currently advertised fixed term position is based at Barwon prison.
As a psychologist within MobileFMHS, your tasks may include
- Psychological assessment of a range of mental health issues, including high-prevalence mental health disorders, personality disorders, psychosisandtrauma symptomatology
- Individual interventionto promoteclients' use of effective coping skills for managing mental health difficulties
- Providing recovery focused, evidenced based psychological interventions
- Consultationandtraining for other service providers to assist with identification of mental health issues in people in custody,andfacilitate clients' coping whilst in prison
- P3 psychologist who has endorsed supervisor status: Provision of supervision to P2 psychologistsandinterns
- Registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)
- Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APS accredited course of equivalent, OR Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent
- Endorsement or eligibility for endorsement by AHPRA in the area of clinical psychologyand/or forensic psychology
- Expressions of Interest from P3psychologists, or P2 psychologists with relevant work experience, are welcomeandwillbe considered.
- Previous working experience in a mental health setting, correctional service, or forensic mental health service would be an advantage
- Interest in working within a correctional environment and demonstrates empathy for offending populations who are experiencing mental health difficulties
This position is subject to a Police Check.
Please submit a cover letterandresume, outlining your experienceandthe skills you would bring to the Mobile Forensic Mental Health Service.
A culture where people matter.
- Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of managers and supervisors.
- Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.
- A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based supports to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.
- Access to an employee assistance program - an external, confidential, self-referral employee wellbeing program, for personal or work-related matters.
- A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological support, peer support and critical incidence response programs, as needed.
For more information on employee benefits visithttps://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers/employee-benefits
Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencing work at Forensicare.
Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address. Employees should contact People and Culture if they are unable to access their Forensicare eRecruit account.
Forensicare is anequalopportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
For further information please contact Gregg Shinkfield, Manager Forensic Mental Health Services (MRC and Satellite prisons) on (03) 9217 7692 orGregg.Shinkfield@forensicare.vic.gov.au