- Full Time & Part Time Ongoing & Temporary role
- Locations: Hunter Correctional Centre, Cessnock Correctional Centre & Shortland Correctional Centre
- Package includes salary of $66,423 – $116,690 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
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 role
Looking for a tree change to the beautiful Hunter Valley? Corrective Services NSW is currently seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join our team as Psychologist/ *Specialist Psychologist. 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.
There are currently several roles available across the Cessnock Correctional Complex, which include the Hunter Correctional Centre; Cessnock Correctional Centre and Shortland Correctional Centre. There are ongoing full time roles, in addition to temporary and part time opportunities available.
The roles offer:
- Attractive remuneration and flexible work hours
- Opportunity to develop your skills working with a diverse offender population
- Professional support and supervision
- CSNSW holds a yearly Psychology conference which meets your professional development requirements.
- The lifestyle benefits of working in the picturesque Hunter valley
Psychologists work as part of a team under the supervision and management of a Senior Psychologist and 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. Corrective Services provides training for special assessments in sexual and violent offenders.
The ideal candidate for this role will have:
- Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychologist.
- Experience in the provision of psychological services and experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
- Be willing to learn new special skills in the assessment of, and intervention with, the offender population.
Applying for the role
To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au and 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.
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.
- Describe in detail your experience in administering psychological assessment tools you have been trained in, and how you could apply this to your role as a CSNSW Psychologist working with offenders. ( 300 words )
- Describe and give examples of your organisational and communication skills to key stakeholders in your daily duties as well as more formally in report writing. ( 300 words). Please also attach a de identified report as an example.
*For appointment as a Senior 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: 2nd July 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.