Senior Psychologist Urban Psychology


The organisation

Urban Psychology is a dynamic organisation that works with adults in the criminal justice system. We are dedicated to the provision of forensic assessments and interventions. Our objective is to improve community safety by supporting our clients to make behaviour changes that lead to a fulfilling and prosocial life.

We have a well-established team of full time and part time staff as well as a number of sub-contractors and loads of admin support. We pride ourselves on creating a professional, competent and supportive environment, both on location and in our metropolitan based office. We know consulting in a private practice is not for everyone, so at Urban Psychology, we deliver our services in teams. We enjoy our work, celebrate the small successes, and look for opportunities to have fun!

We are seeking a Senior Psychologist with at least 3 years’ experience in the criminal justice system. We have a team of interns that would benefit immensely from your knowledge and dedication. Of course, if you are already in a leadership role, but want to expand your skills and work with a highly skilled leadership team then we are confident you’ll also enjoy a move to Urban Psychology.  

A strong work ethic and the ability to lead, develop and motivate others is a must!

The role

Urban Psychology seeks a Senior Psychologist who has current or recent experience leading, managing or supervising clinical staff. The role is diverse, challenging and most importantly rewarding. 


  • Supervise and manage a team of clinicians providing comprehensive evidence-based forensic assessments to adult clients.
  • Revise and endorse professional, authoritative, and evidence-based assessment and treatment reports to inform on risk factors, treatment options and case management of forensic clients.
  • Co-facilitate and provide observation feedback for intensive and semi-intensive group-based treatment programs for male and female offenders. The programs are CBT-based and use multimodal methods of delivery to increase motivation, explore the factors that lead to offending, and build problem-solving, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Administrative client-related work, data management and auditing is a large part of the role and this can be completed within flexible and autonomous working conditions from our Ringwood based office.
  • Our Senior Psychologist will be responsible for providing extensive internal training (both group and individual sessions) and support to our clinical team to assist in their assessments, report writing, and treatment.

The benefits

  • Flexibility: A significant element of this role can be performed remotely, so we can negotiate work from home days and reduced hours to support family and lifestyle balance.
  • Growth: We fund professional development, supervision, professional registration fees and indemnity insurance for full time and part time staff. You will also receive regular internal supervision.
  • Support: Successful candidates will become part of the Urban Psychology Leadership Team ensuring regular access to peer consultation and clinical mentoring from psychologists with vast experience in the field.
  • Innovation: Our Senior Psychologists will have an opportunity to shape our service delivery model, with a focus on continuous improvement and a desire to lead the field.
  • Variety: We deliver services in a range of contexts and as a leader, you will have a role in direct service delivery, and indirect service delivery through the management and supervision of others. You will also maintain leadership portfolios and the management of various projects.
  • Fun: When working regionally, we see our travel as a road trip with our colleagues, with time to explore rural and scenic destinations, enjoy culinary experiences together and bond as a team. We provide accommodation and the use of business phones and vehicles.

The requisites

  • Full Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Experience in the management and/or supervision of a clinical team.
  • Psychology Board-approved supervisor (desirable).
  • Knowledge of the current approaches in offender rehabilitation and associated risk management.
  • Highly professional, organised and reliable with incredible time management skills.
  • Works effectively autonomously and leading a successful team.
  • A person who is motivated, passionate and driven to provide high-quality services within required time frames.
  • Driver’s licence, a National Police Check and Working with Children Check will be required for the role.

The Next Step

If you have experience and a passion for leading a clinical team in the forensic field, then we want to hear from you!  Applications close Friday 19th August 2022.

Contact Details

Belinda Macdonald

Managing Director

[email protected]

Phone: 0448 377 733 or 03 9879 1817