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Job Number : 27715
Type and Location : Psychologist / SA - Other
Listed By : Department for Correctional Services on 3 Jun 2019
Senior Psychologist

Senior Psychologist – temporary vacancy for up to 3 months

Vacancy Number: 350621

AHP3 ($96,357pa - $103,485pa)


About the Department for Correctional Services

The Department employs more than 2,200 staff and has responsibility for nine prisons and sixteen Community Correctional offices across the state.

Our vision is for a safer community by protecting the public and reducing re-offending. This is made possible by the contribution of our staff who are employed in a wide variety of fields, from correctional officers, correctional industry officers, to social workers, psychologists, educators and supervisors of court orders.

Their commitment ensures we deliver quality services to prisoners, offenders and victims of crime. We strongly promote diversity and equity in our workforce, which directly contributes to greater effectiveness and better outcomes.

In a supportive and collaborative environment, you’ll work alongside dedicated and passionate people and help to turn around the lives of offenders. Encountering interesting professional challenges, you'll assist offenders in making big changes and rebuild lives affected by crime.

Please visit our website for more information

The overall purpose of the Senior Psychologist position at the Sentence Management Unit is to provide a range of effective scientifically based clinical and forensic services to prisoners and offenders within DCS.  The position will conduct comprehensive assessments including risk and needs assessments, as well as cognitive/neuropsychological assessments. The role also provides crisis intervention, and special time limited group interventions for female offenders.

This position of Psychologist at the Sentence Management Unit is responsible for providing comprehensive assessments of prisoners, in particular ‘adult' and ‘child' sex offenders and violent offenders, and contributing to the safe management, wellbeing, and mental health of offenders.

Special Conditions
Section 47 of the Public Sector Act 2009 applies in accordance with other provisions of the act and other applicable industrial entitlements.

The incumbent is required to satisfactorily complete a National Criminal History Check.

A Driver’s license is essential.

Some out of hours travel may be required.

Some interstate and intrastate travel will be required which may necessitate overnight absences.

Essential -
Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration with the Psychology Board of Australia pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (2009) and a Master's Degree in Clinical, Health or Forensic Psychology.

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online at  The selection process will be based on a written application of no more than two pages addressing the three key selection criteria. Please refer to the advice to applicants for more information which can be found on the I Work for SA website.


For further information please contact Ms Cosmina Naum A/Manager Psychological Services) on 08 8343 6655 or

Contact Details
For further information please contact Ms Cosmina Naum A/Manager Psychological Services) on 08 8343 6655 or

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