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Job Number : 27206
Type and Location : Health / Sydney
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 1 Apr 2019
Chief Psychologist (Specific Needs) - Ongoing - Offender Management and Programs - Longbay Correcti


·         Ongoing Full-Time

·         Location: Long Bay Correctional Centre

·         Competitive Salary of $135,512 pa,  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.



About the role

·     Manage, supervise and lead a team in the provision of direct psychological services to offenders within custodial and community locations in an allocated region or area of responsibility.

·     Provide advice and support in relation to the revision and development of policy and procedures relating to psychological services, including how they relate to people with disability and mental health impairment.


About you


The role is most suited to an experienced and enthusiastic psychologist with an endorsement from AHPRA as a forensic, clinical or neuropsychologist. 


The applicant will have good experience supervising psychologists, as well as a thorough understanding of psychological factors associated with the impact of disability (including mental health) and self-harm and the intersection of disability/mental health and offending. 


The role requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders, an understanding of psychological ethical issues, and a fit with the public service value system.


Click here to download the role description.


Applying for the role


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


When applying you will need to:


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


Targeted Question 1:

Demonstrate how you meet the key capabilities of a Chief Psychologist Specific Needs in managing a team of psychologists and understanding the complexities of offenders with a range of specific needs


Targeted Question 2:

Demonstrate the capabilities you bring to the role of Chief Psychologist Specific Needs in working with a range of stakeholders within a criminal justice context?




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.



ContactPhillip Snoyman, Director State-wide Services,



Closing date:  29th April 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.


Contact Details
Phillip Snoyman, Director State-wide Services,

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