Senior Psychologist

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1676910
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Psychologist Position Description 2022.pdf (PDF, 473KB)

Contact: Robert McGregor (Head of Psychology)
(03) 5563 4332 or email

Position Details

Are you an experienced Psychologist looking for a new challenge in a progressive service?

About the role

Our Senior Psychologist is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to provide leadership across our Mental Health Directorate and ensure all psychologists receive supervision appropriate to their needs and clinical standards. You will also provide specific training for all disciplines to support recovery orientated services. This includes our Provisional Psychologists, Psychology Registrars, Psychology students and Registered Psychology staff.

This position is ongoing part time 64 hours per fortnight. This position is eligible for an incentive payment for rent, childcare, relocation costs and more, as part of the new workforce and incentive grants program administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV). 

What you bring

The selection criteria for this role includes but is not limited to:

  • A minimum 5 years' experience as a Grade 2 Psychologist (or equivalent)
  • Appropriate qualifications and registration with AHPRA, with area of practice endorsement in clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, or Clinical Neuropsychology as per Psychology Board of Australia criteria
  • Current Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) registered Supervisor status
  • Skills and experience of providing assessment, relevant to your area of endorsement, in a variety of service settings
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team based environment, and also work with limited direction in an autonomous fashion
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant contemporary legislation, regulations and policies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and/or Clinical Neuropsychology is advantageous but not essential.

The complete selection criteria can be found within the Position Description.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.
  • Relocation support available

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 4 December 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Health Sector (Medical Scientist, Pharmacist & Psychologist) Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021, with the appropriate classification Psychologist Grade 3

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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