Senior Psychologist P3 – MRC and Regional Prisons Forensicare


  • Extensive investment in facilities and people
  • Senior Psychologist (Grade 3)
  • Ongoing Full Time and Part Time roles available
  • Salary $106,158 (P3-1) to $121,500(P3-4)pro rata +11% Super+ Salary Packaging + Benefits
  • Based at the Metropolitan Remand Centre to provide clinical psychology services at Forensicare’s regional prison sites
  • Flexible work options and modes of service delivery (face to face, telehealth)
  • Fleet car available for transport between sites
  • Job share options will be considered 
  • Excellent professional development opportunities and support to grow your career
  • Free on site parking
  • A culture where people care

A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other. If you’re passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with the dual stigma of mental illness and offending. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. Working across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

Forensicare’s Prison Psychology Services

Forensicare provides specialist forensic mental health services across 12 of Victoria’s 14 prisons. Our Regional Prison Psychology Services are an exciting component of Forensicare’s mental health services, which operate out of the Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC). The clinical team at MRC is a multi-disciplinary specialist mental health service, which provides mental health assessment, targeted psychological intervention, mental health consultation and transition planning for clients with impaired mental functioning. Operating within this team, the Psychology service will extend our ability to support men in the correctional system outside of metropolitan areas. When clinically indicated there is also scope to provide transitional support sessions for clients who move between public prison locations.

As a psychologist within Forensicare’s Prison Psychology Service, your tasks may include:

  • Psychological assessment of a range of mental health issues, including high-prevalence mental health disorders, personality disorders, psychosis and trauma symptomatology.
  • Individual and group-based interventions to promote clients’ use of effective coping skills for managing mental health difficulties.
  • Providing recovery focused, evidenced-based psychological interventions. 
  • Consultation and training for other service providers to assist with identification of mental health issues in people in custody, and facilitate clients’ coping whilst in prison. 
  • P3 psychologist with endorsed supervisor status: Provision of supervision to P2 psychologists and interns

 Qualification and Experience Requirements 

  • Registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) 
  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APAC accredited course of equivalent, OR Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from an APAC accredited course or equivalent
  • Endorsement or eligibility for endorsement by AHPRA in clinical psychology and/or forensic psychology 
  • 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 

Please submit a cover letter andresume, outlining your experience and the skills you would bring to the Regional Prison Psychology Services


For further information please contact Ash Pokharel, Manager Forensic Mental Health Services (MRC and Satellite prisons) on (03) 9217 7692 or [email protected], or Dr Gregg Shinkfield (Lead Psychologist, Prisons) on [email protected] 


A culture where people matter.

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of all our team members.
  • Well defined career pathways existing across our Directorates with multi-disciplined Teams.
  • Salary Packaging Options available – Mortgage, Rent, Car, Expenses
  • 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.
  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.
  • 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, peer support and critical incidence response programs.


*Please Note – Applications will be reviewed and Interviewed as they are received.



  • COVID19 (x3), Influenza and Immunisation requirements specific to position Infection Control requirements
  • This position is subject to a satisfactory Police Check


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 our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.