Senior Pediatric Psychologist, Children’s Court Clinic
Children’s Court of Victoria
Provide assessments with a state-wide special 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
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.
For further information on this position and to submit your application, please visit careers.vic.gov.auby Tuesday 23 July 2019.