ER684 Psychologist - Sydney Metro Region

ER684 Psychologist - Sydney Metro Region

15 Sep
Corrective Services NSW

15 Sep

Corrective Services NSW


Psychologists Opportunities -Sydney Metro

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 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.

Our Multidisciplinary Teams

1. Statewide Services:

They are part of the Offender Services and Programs Division of CSNSW and contribute to the correctional service to reduce re-offending, enhance community safety, and manage offenders in a safe, secure and humane environment.

2. Statewide Programs: CSNSW is committed to reducing the rate of re-offending by 5% by 2023. The programs include the Intensive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program for Medium/High risk offenders, High Intensity Programs Unit designed for participants servicing a short prison sentence, Sex Offender Programs, Violent Offender Therapeutic Programs. Other areas within Statewide Programs include Countering Violent Extremism and Risk Management Programs.

3. Specific Needs: Specific Needs is a cluster within ‘Offender Services and Programs’ that provides specialised services, assessment, support and programs to a range of offenders with complex needs, and consultation for the staff who manage them. Specific Needs is also responsible for policy development on a range of areas related to offenders with diverse needs including those with disabilities, acute mental illness, acute risk of self-harm, and mothers and children. Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, Services & Programs Officers, Managers, Project and Training Officers work collaboratively with CSNSW Custodial staff and Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network teams in the delivery of services and support to this offender population.

Our Opportunities

We are currently seeking Registered Psychologists who enjoy a challenge and sense of reward while working within a multidisciplinary team that is working together toward positive societal changes through reducing reoffending in support of community safety.

Bringing your strong communication skills and passion into this role you will be working directly with offenders in custody and with offenders who are under Community Supervision across various locations throughout the Sydney Metro Region including:

- Risk Management Programs located at Long Bay Correctional Centre Complex (State-wide Programs)

- Dillwynia Correctional Centre located at Berkshire Park (State-wide Services)

- Metro Remand and Reception Centre located at Silverwater (State-wide Services)

- Metro Special Programs Centre located at Long Bay (State-wide Services)

- John Morony located at Greenway Correctional Complex Berkshire Park (State-wide Services)

- Metro Special Programs Centre located at Long Bay (State-wide Programs)

- Long Bay Corrections Unit located at Matraville (State-wide Services)

Key Responsibilities

- Conduct various types of assessment in general and specialist areas

- Deliver interventions, therapeutic services and programs

· Provide risk assessment (including sex and violent offender assessment) and limited risk management intervention.

· Provide expert consultation to staff regarding offender mental health and risk management

· Offering professional support and supervision to meet AHPRA requirements

· Maintain concise documents and files on offenders receiving psychological services and programs

· Prepare reports, advice and consultation to courts as directed

· Participate in professional development opportunities and supervision to meet ongoing AHPRA requirements

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

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Units within Specific Needs :

The Specific Needs cluster is a dedicated, collaborative and supportive team that thrives within a challenging, innovative and rewarding workplace. In Specific Needs, ideas are valued, clinical and leadership skills are developed, and the complex needs of the inmate cohort managed by this cluster develop expertise in its practitioners.

All Specific Needs units are located within the Sydney Metropolitan area. We encourage you to read on further about our units below by clicking the following:

For location profiling please

What’s in it for you:

As a Registered Psychologist, we can offer:

· Part-time or Full-time employment opportunities in State-Wide Services

· Part-time or Full-time opportunities in our State-Wide Programs unit.

· Wide variety of interesting and complex roles across NSW Metro

· Stability and flexibility in this role

· Support and promote work/life balance

· Salary commencing at $68,084 to $119,607 pa

Working Hours and Training

· 35 hour week with flexible working arrangements

· Professional support and supervision to assist meeting AHPRA requirements

· Networking opportunities including annual Psychological Conference

· Training in sex and violence risk assessment

Essential Requirements

- You must be able to demonstrate expertise in assessment and treatment in correctional psychology including mental health issues, 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.

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

Come and join our team! For more information please to view the role description

Closing Date: Wednesday, 30th September 2020 at 11.59pm

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.

The Department of Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

For application enquiries or technical issues please contact Sally Iskander, Team Leader, Talent Acquisition via:

Email : [email protected] Phone: 0434 106 474

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