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Job Title : Clinical, Counselling Or Forensic Psychologist


Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


The Department of Communities brings together the services and functions of disability services, child protection and family support, housing, community initiatives and regional services reform.

As a Psychologist, you will work in multidisciplinary teams to promote the safety and well-being of children and young people in the Districts across Western Australia. Our Psychologists provide consultation, conduct psychological assessments as well as plan and implement interventions with children, young people, their families and carers. Psychologists are also required to provide assessments and reports for the Children’s Court and give expert testimony in Court.

Click the below video to see what it's like working in Communities as a Psychologist:

Working as a Psychologist for the Department offers variety and job satisfaction. Apart from core duties, they also:

  • Run groups for children, young people and parents.
  • Provide training for staff, carers and other community members on topics relating to psychology and child protection.
  • Network with other agencies and service providers.
  • Meet their required annual AHPRA professional development requirements through internal training and supervision.

The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides more information about the position. For further information we encourage you to contact Veronica Edwards, Senior Psychologist Consultant, on 0437 260 574 or via email on Veronica.Edwards@communities.wa.gov.au.

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments will be made for this or similar future vacancies (fixed term or permanent) that arise within the next 12 months across the Department of Communities. 

You cannot be considered for this position unless you have a completed university degree in:

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical, Counselling, or Forensic)

All overseas qualifications must be assessed for Australian equivalency. Each qualification must be assessed individually, and the assessment must confirm the equivalent Australian qualification level (i.e. equivalent to a Masters degree). This assessment can be conducted by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and the outcome evidence provided at the time of applying.

Psychologist level 2 & 3: A 2-year post graduate masters degree in Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychology or approved equivalent and be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and specialist endorsement with AHPRA for this position.

Join the Department of Communities
Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button (above and below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only:

  1. A current resume/CV
  2. A three (3) page written application addressing all the essential selection/role related requirements criteria as stated on the JDF.
  3. A copy of your degree certificate and academic transcript (plus unit descriptors and/or overseas qualification assessment if applicable)
  4. A copy of all qualification/s (regardless of the relevance to the role) as specified in your application or resume/CV (if applicable)
  5. An application form (for hard copy applications only)

For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or to request any document in an alternative format, please contact Jacinta Potts, HR Consultant, via email on HRHub@communities.wa.gov.au 

We can also be contacted via the National Relay Service on the following numbers:

TTY/voice calls - 133 677

Speak & Listen - 1300 555 727

SMS relay - 0423 677 767

Equity and Diversity
The Department of Communities is committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As a measure to achieve equality and support, section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) will apply to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact Jacinta Potts. If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64.

Lodgement is system generated. Any emailed applications or late submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted.

Australia Plains, SA

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