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Principal Psychology Educator

Forensicare - Australia,

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Position Details

Reference Number 14011
Position Title Principal Psychology Educator
Employment Type Full Time Permanent
Location Forensicare wide
Position Summary

PRINCIPAL PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATOR - FORENSICARE

  • Full time ongoing role, P5
  • Community Forensic Mental Health Service (CFMHS)
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking
Forensic mental health is a specialist area within the mental health service system. The services provided by Forensicare address the needs of offenders experiencing mental health issues, the mental health sector, the justice sector and the general community.

These services are delivered through three streams, inpatient services at Thomas Embling Hospital, community services through the Community Forensic Mental Health Service and prison based services at several locations. This position will be based at
location
and will be required to work across all Forensicare sites.

About the role:

The Principal Psychology Educator has oversight of the planning, development and implementation of the clinical education and professional development of psychologists employed by the department of Psychological Services at Forensicare. This position has oversight of the clinical supervision program for students/interns and Registrars, and will also have a role in continuing to grow and develop psychology’s education program in accordance with Forensicare’s strategic plan, as well as playing a role in supporting the education initiatives of the organisation more broadly.

Duties:
  • Oversight of the planning, development and management of the clinical education of psychologists employed by Forensicare, in consultation with the Director of Psychological Services.
  • Oversight and coordincation of professional supervision of psychologists at Forensicare.
  • The co-ordination of student placements and strengthening relationships with key Universities that support student placements and internships.
  • The co-ordination of the Clinical and Forensic Registrar programs.
  • Provision of specialist training on topics related to clinical/forensic psychological practice.
  • Collaborates with other discipline-specific Educators toward strengthening interdisciplinary education initiatives.
  • Engages in quality improvement initiatives that enhance the psychology education program at Forensicare.
Skills and experience:
  • More than 10 years' experience with demonstrated, highly developed clinical leadership skills, extensive postgraduate experience, and recognised professional specialisation.
  • Have demonstrated clinical experience and advanced knowledge to be able to provide education and teach other psychologists and/or students.
  • Extensive postgraduate psychology experience at a senior level in mental health or forensic mental health, or other relevant setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery in a forensic context.
  • Extensive knowledge of the current psychological approaches in working with clients experiencing mental illness within a forensic setting.
Mandatory qualifications & registrations:
  • 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.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)
  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential.
  • Endorsement by the Psychologists’ Registration Board of Australia in both clinical and forensic psychology.
  • A Supervisor approved by the Psychology Board of Australia.
This position is subject to a Police Check.

Benefits:

We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:
  • Great salary packaging conditions.
  • Excellent leave entitlements.
  • Post-graduate scholarship programs.
  • Ongoing training and full orientation.
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Programs.
Forensicare is an equal opportunity 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.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.
Contact Person Aleksandra Belofastov
Contact Number (61) 3994 5250
Contact Email aleksandra.belofastov@forensicare.vic.gov.au
Closing Date 12/05/2021
Position Description CFMHS - Principal Psychology Educator.pdf

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Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.

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