Senior Paediatric Psychologist, Children's Court Clinic, Children's Court

Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ3438B
Closing Date: 30-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ3438 PD.DOC (Word, 210KB)

DJ3438 Candidate Application Form.DOC (Word, 103KB)

Dr Sophie Reeves on (03) 8638 3303

Position Details


Provide assessments with a state-wide specialised clinical assessment program for the Children's Court of Victoria - ongoing, part-time (.6) position.

  • Work in a dynamic and progressive jurisdiction
  • Be part of a committed, multidisciplinary, supportive team of highly skilled clinicians
  • Engage with children, adolescents and families with a myriad of presenting difficulties in a clinical setting

About us:

The Children's Court Clinic, first established in the 1940s, primarily provides assessments of children, adolescents and families for magistrates presiding in the Family and Criminal Divisions of the Children's Court of Victoria. It is also a teaching facility and provides regular access to training and supervision.  Clinical assessments within the Family Division typically involve assessments of families presenting with a myriad of difficulties ranging from poor parental mental health, substance abuse, poor parent-child attachments, limited parenting capacity, trauma, domestic violence and intellectual disabilities. Assessments within the Criminal Division typically involve mental health and risk assessments of young people aged 10 to 18 facing criminal charges which assist magistrates in their decision-making. Clinic assessments comprise an independent clinical opinion of the family/young person as well as recommendations regarding appropriate intervention, with the primary aim of ensuring an outcome that is in the child's best interests.

About the role:

The Senior Psychologist provides independent clinical/forensic assessments for magistrates in Family Division matters in the CCV and the County Court of Appeal, with a particular focus on young children. In addition, there is scope for the role to include treatment in a small number of cases. Further, the role involves participation in planning, supervision, consultancy and education as required.

How to apply:

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

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