Researcher in Psychology
University of New South Wales School of Psychology

Supervising Psychologist

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Work type: Full time, Part time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Clinical/Medical Research

  • 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 full time members of academic staff, 15 general staff and an operating budget of over $12M. 

The School is very active in research, with most staff holding external research funding. The School has extensive laboratory facilities for both research and teaching and receives almost $15M per annum in competitive research funding. For further information about the School, please visit

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

About the role

  • $111k - $125k plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading and clinic loading (12K/annum)
  • Fixed Term – 2 years
  • Part-time (21-35 hours per week)

The Supervising Psychologist reports to the Clinic Director and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Provide individual and group supervision of Master of Psychology (Forensic) program students while they are 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 and group therapy, assessments; file review; psychometric testing; case and session notes; case conceptualisation/formulation; treatment and assessment reports.
  • Support students’ training and provide them with learning opportunities, while also being responsible for maintaining a client caseload, which involves providing individual and group therapy and assessment services to forensic clients from a variety of referral sources.
  • Participate in and conduct educational activities (such as workshops) within the Master’s program.
  • Participate in the Master 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, in accomplishment of the program’s outcomes.
  • 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. May have additional duties including placement coordination and/or provision of teaching and/or workshops
  • Ensure that high levels of ethical and professional standards are adhered to within the UFPC
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., CSNSW, Legal Aid, WDO, etc) to work collaboratively within and across multidisciplinary teams. May be required to also assist in placement coordination and management of students into external placement sites.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health & safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • The minimum of a Master’s degree in Psychology
  • Endorsed Forensic Psychologist who has completed post graduate forensic psychology training
  • Psychology Board accredited supervisor, and has demonstrated experience of clinical experience post qualification
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Strong skills with risk assessment and clinical intervention with variety of forensic clients
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

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: July 15th, 2022

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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).

Position Description

Advertised: 17 Jun 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Jul 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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