Please be advised that the JDF attached to the advertisement has been updated. Before submitting your application please ensure that you have referenced the current JDF attached to this advertisement.
When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focussed organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
Youth Justice Services is a multi-disciplinary team working to provide an evidence-based and responsive service to young people and their families when they come into contact with the youth justice system. It aims to reduce antisocial behaviour, strengthen interagency partnerships and prevent likelihood of further escalation through the youth justice system.
The role of the Clinical Counselling Forensic Psychologist is primarily the provision of psychological services to:
- Young offenders in custody and in the community.
- Families of young offenders and
- Staff working with young offenders and their families
Two years post graduate Masters Degree in Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychology or approved equivalent.
Eligibility for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registrar or Endorsement in the area of practice.
Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence.
Current Working with Children Check or be able to successfully apply for one to be eligible for appointment to this position
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a statement addressing the following work-related requirements contained in the Job Description Form:
The ability to administer a variety of psychological test and assessment tools in a forensic context, and to incorporate the results from these into reports to assist in the case management of young people who are at risk of offending as requested by appropriate bodies.
The ability to use psychological expertise in order to implement individual, group and systems interventions designed to address issues of offending behaviour among a youth population. Must have an understanding of behavioural intervention; individual, family and system’s intervention; and abnormal behaviour.
Any remaining work related requirements as listed in the JDF will be assessed during the selection process
Please ensure that at least 1 referee is a current or recent supervisor/line manager.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of 24 months from the date of first appointment. Permanent and fixed-term full-time/part-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
Currently there is 1 permanent position and 2 fixed term contract(s) available for immediate filling.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunities legislation.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Andrew Macdonald on 9227 2500 for a confidential discussion.