Psychologist, Children's Court of Victoria


• Ongoing, Part-time (0.6 FTE)

• VPS Grade 5

• Work in a dynamic and progressive jurisdiction

• Be part of a committed, supportive team

• Engage with a diverse range of stakeholders
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MC0415A
Closing Date: 16-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Children's Court Clinic - Information Webinar - 09 August 2022.pdf (PDF, 414KB)


MC0415 - PD.pdf (PDF, 302KB)


Contact: Dr Lisa Forrester on 0414 986 455
or lisa.forrester@courts.vic.gov

Position Details

About us

The Children's Court of Victoria (ChCV) has jurisdiction under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 to hear cases involving children and young people up to the age of 18 years, and in some cases up to 19 years. It has a Family Division and a Criminal Division and it sits at locations throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The Children's Court Clinic (Clinic) is a state-wide, independent service that conducts assessments for the Family and Criminal Divisions of the ChCV that involve children, adolescents and their families. The Clinic comprises a dynamic, supportive, highly skilled team of clinicians who assess a variety of clinical, neuropsychological and forensic presentations before the court.

Child maltreatment, adult and youth mental illness, complex trauma, substance abuse, personality difficulties, family violence and other adult and youth problem behaviours, in addition to intellectual disability, developmental delay and difficult family dynamics are typical features in cases referred to the Clinic.

The Clinic also provides ongoing professional development and supervision of staff, in well as the opportunity to be involved in the secondary supervision of Doctoral students undergoing placements at the Clinic, and the possibility of providing treatment interventions for a small number of cases.

About the role

This VPS-5 Psychologist role involves the provision of independent clinical assessments for magistrates predominantly in Family Division matters in the ChCV. Such assessments typically involve interviewing children, adolescents and parents presenting with a myriad of clinical issues, including trauma, ruptures in attachment, mental illness, substance use and parenting difficulties leading to safety concerns pertaining to vulnerable children.

Please note that the Children's Court Clinic will be running an information webinar on Tuesday 9th August where further information will be provided regarding how the Clinic functions, the role of clinicians, and how the Clinic interacts with Court processes. We strongly encourage anyone interested to register your interest to attend this event (please see the attached flyer).

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

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

Other Information:

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. 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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