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Supervising Psychologist

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Work type: Fixed term / Part time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support, Student Recruitment / Admissions

    • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
    • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
    • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

    At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

    The School of Psychology is one of the largest and most prestigious schools in Australia. The School is located

    in the Faculty of Science and has approximately 50 academic staff, 1600 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. Members of the School study a diverse range of topics and students gain an integrated and comprehensive knowledge in the main discipline areas of psychology and develop strong research, analytical and communication skills. Our School attracts excellent students who have an outstanding record in international competitions. Our School has a distinctive quality of academic staff; we earn more competitive research funding and publish more Tier 1 journal articles per academic than any other School in Australia. Our academics are very well connected within Australia and internationally. Our School offers APAC accredited programs at undergraduate, undergraduate bridging, Honours, and postgraduate levels, as well as the opportunity to pursue higher degrees by research. For further information about the School, please visit

    The Supervising Psychologist will contribute to the supervision and provision of a high quality service that promotes Forensic Psychology training via placements for intern psychologists at the UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic (UFPC, formerly the Wentworth Forensic Clinic).

    About the role

    • $107k - $121k plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
    • Fixed term – 12 months
    • Part-time (21 hours per week)

    The role of Supervising Psychologist at the UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic reports to Anita McGregor, Clinic Director, and has no direct reports.

    Specific responsibilities for this role include:

    • Provide placement coordination to students within the Master of Psychology (Forensic) program,
    • including:
      • Discussion with students and external site supervisors regarding placements, both in set up as well as managing placement operation.
      • Maintenance of records for WIL, program and APAC accreditation processes. Manage any data or documentation required for the coordination of placements, such as Basic Contract and Learning Plans, Indemnity letters, Logs, mid and final placement documentation or other.
      • Maintaining APAC required data (e.g., hours of supervision or Direct Client Activities).
    • Provide individual and group supervision of Master of Psychology (Forensic) program students while they are on placement at the UFPC. Direct and manage students’ learning within the clinical setting, while evaluating their development of clinical skills and core competencies, including working from a FIT structure (Feedback Informed Treatment).
    • Directly observe and guide students’ interactions with clients and client related activities, including, but not limited to: individual therapy and assessment services; file review; psychometric testing; case and session notes; case conceptualisation/formulation; treatment and assessment reports.
    • Support students’ training and provide them with learning opportunities. The supervising psychologist will take responsibility for and maintain a client caseload, which involves providing individual and group therapy and assessment services to forensic clients on community-based orders.
    • Participate in and conduct educational activities within the Master’s program.
    • Participate in the program’s development and evaluation, including provision of timely and ongoing feedback to the Clinic Director regarding the clinic’s effectiveness, as well as individual student and group performance.
    • Provide support to the Clinic Director and facilitate the functioning of the clinic by coordinating and carrying out office administration, including development of clinic protocols and resources, and file and system maintenance.
    • Ensure that high levels of ethical and professional standards are adhered to within the UFPC.
    • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to work collaboratively within and across multidisciplinary teams.
    • Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility.

    About the successful applicant

    To be successful in this role you will have:

    • Master of Psychology degree.
    • Endorsed Forensic Psychologist who has completed post graduate forensic psychology training, is a Psychology Board approved supervisor status for higher-degree pathway trainees and has over three years of clinical experience post qualification.
    • Previous experience in the design and implementation of psychological research and statistical analyses.
    • Demonstrated experience supervising students and providing constructive feedback.
    • Demonstrated strong skills with risk assessment and clinical intervention with forensic clients.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated experience in preparing ethics submissions and reporting.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication.
    • Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety policies and procedures.

    You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

    For informal queries, please see the below contact details. 

    Otherwise, please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

    Anita McGregor

    Applications close: June 1st, 2020

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    UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

    UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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