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Job Number : 26385
Type and Location : Health / NSW - Other
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 8 Jan 2019
Senior Psychologist / Senior *Specialist Psychologist - Ongoing and Temporary roles - Wellington Cor
  • Ongoing role at Wellington and a Temporary role at Dubbo
  • Salary ($104,127 – $ 129,262) plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading


About us


The Department of Justice delivers legal, court and supervision services to the people of NSW by managing courts and justice services, implementing programs to reduce crime and re offending, managing custodial and community-based correctional services, protecting rights and community standards and advising on law reform and legal matters.


Corrective Services NSW Psychology Services is responsible for conducting assessments and providing interventions that address the risks, needs and responsivity issues to reduce the risk of re-offending by adult offenders in correctional centres and under community supervision.


About the roles


Psychologists work as part of a team under the supervision and management of a Regional Chief Psychologist. Psychology Services work as part of a broader multidisciplinary team, while based in a primary location provide services across locations and centres within their cluster as the needs of each cluster are identified.


As a Senior Psychologist/Senior Specialist Psychologist the successful applicant will manage, supervise and lead a team in the provision of direct psychological services to offenders. 


About you


The ideal candidate for this role will have:


  • Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychologist for a minimum of 3 years
  • Experience working in and leading a multi-disciplinary team
  • NSW Driver’s licence and willingness and ability to travel state- wide.
  • Accredited supervisor of provisionally registered psychologists.


Click here to download the role description for a list of the full requirements


Applying for the role


To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via


When applying you will need to:


1.         Answer the two pre-screening questions below – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability.


  • Describe in detail your experience in administering the psychological assessment tools you have been trained in, and how you could apply this to your role as a CSNSW Psychologist working with offenders. 


  • Describe and give an example of your organisational and communication skills in your daily duties as well as more formally in report writing for key stakeholders. You may attach a de-identified report as an example. 




2.         Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.


*For appointment as a Senior Specialist Psychologist you must satisfy the additional selection criteria and qualifications click here for senior specialist psychologist criteria. (please ensure you tick the box for 'specialist' and address these criteria in your written application). Applicants may be considered for appointment at the classification/level of Senior Specialist Psychologist set out in the Crown Employees (Psychologists) Award, provided they meet the relevant criteria. This is unrelated to recognition as a specialist by AHPRA. In line with the National Laws governing the registration of health professionals in Australia, a psychologist can only use the term specialist in their job title if they are on the specialist register, even if he/she is paid as a specialist under the Award referred to above.


ContactNatsha Ryan,



Closing date:  4th February 2019, 11.59pm AEST



A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 12 months. 



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.

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