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Psychologist - Corrective Services Nsw - Tamworth - Temporary


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Make the move to a rewarding career with Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) and be part of a refreshed strategy aimed at breaking the cycle of reoffending.

About the centre

Tamworth Correctional Centre is a medium security facility for male offenders located in the Northern Tablelands, 397km north of Sydney. It serves as a reception correctional centre for Tamworth and surrounding districts.

About Us

Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) delivers professional Correctional Services and Programs to reduce the risk of re-offending and enhance public safety. It serves a key function of the NSW Justice sector by providing effective, safe and humane management of offenders both in custody and in the community. CSNSW also works in partnership with other government and community agencies to ensure that offenders and their families are supported.

About the Roles

Psychologists work directly with offenders in custody and recently-released offenders who have been reintroduced into the community. Our Psychologists are highly valued and essential members of the team who work hard to make a difference and provide opportunities to assist offenders in reducing the risk of re-offending. Our team doesn’t stop there! Our Psychologists assist in the development of policies, procedures, and training for other psychologists and often liaise and negotiate with stakeholders.

We are seeking a full time temporary Psychologist to join our team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering assessments and interventions to people who offend.
  • Providing expert consultation to staff regarding offender mental health and risk management (including sexual and violent offender assessment).
  • Maintaining concise documents and notes on offenders receiving psychological services and programs.
  • Preparing reports, advice and consultation to courts as directed.
  • Attending professional development and networking opportunities including the annual Psychological Conference.

Interested so far? We invite you to read on further about our multidisciplinary teams;

  1. Click here to view information about State wide Services
  2. Click here to read the Compendium of Offender Change Programs.

For more information pleaseclick hereto view the Role Description.

To apply for this role submit a resume and cover letter introducing yourself and detailing your skills and experience relevant to this role. Please answer the questions that form part of the application process.

As a Registered Psychologist, we can offer:

  • Full-time employment opportunities.
  • Part-time opportunities to be considered.
  • Stability and flexibility in this role.
  • Support and promote work/life balance.

Working Hours and Training:

  • 35 hour week with flexible working arrangements.
  • Networking opportunities including annual Psychological Conference.
  • Training in sexual and violence risk assessments.

Essential requirements:

  • You must be able to demonstrate experience in assessment and treatment in correctional psychology including mental health, cognitive impairment, and with respect to behaviour management.
  • You must have a minimum 4 year accredited qualification in psychology with current provisional or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • You must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the psychologist’s ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability.
  • Current driver’s licence with ability and willingness to travel throughout NSW.
  • Please note that pre-provisional psychologists are not eligible to apply.
  • For appointment as a Specialist Psychologist you must satisfy the additional selection criteria and qualifications click here for specialist psychologist criteria. (Please ensure you tick the box for 'specialist' and address these criteria in your written application).

Closing Date: 28th April 2021, 11.59pm AEST

For further information about the role please contact Jillian Cawood, Chief Psychologist North, Jillian.cawood@dcj.nsw.gov.au

Talent Pools

If your application is successful and you pass all pre-employment checks, your application will be placed into a talent pool. When a vacancy arises in your preferred location, the talent pool will be activated and offers of employment will be based on date of application, location preference, capabilities, knowledge and experience. A talent pool may be created for future temporary and ongoing roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and other diversity groups.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Maliha.shafique2@justice.nsw.gov.au and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.