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Job Number : 27734
Type and Location : Psychologist / NSW - Other
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 5 Jun 2019
Registered Psychologists – North West NSW & St Heliers Correctional Centre
  • Registered Psychologists 
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Location: North West area & St Heliers Correctional Centre
  • Package includes salary of ( $66,423- $116,690)  plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading



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.


About the role


Looking for a tree change? Corrective Services NSW is currently seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our team as a 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.



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 Northwest role base can be negotiated on application and provides services to the Glenn Innes Correctional Centre and the Community Corrections Offices in Inverell, Armidale, Glenn Innes and Moree. 


The second role is based at St Heliers Correctional Centre, which is a minimum security correctional centre for males, located in Muswellbrook, NSW.


CSNSW offers flexible work hours under the Flexible Working Hours Agreement.


CSNSW holds a yearly Psychology conference which meets your professional development requirements.


Click here for more information about the role. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.


About you


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
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team.



Applying for the role


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


1.         Answer the three 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.


Outline the primary psychological issues of working with offenders and describe the psychological theory and strategies you would utilise to address these issues.


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.  Please attach a de identified report as an example.




Additional Information

*For appointment as a Specialist Psychologist you must satisfy the additional selection criteria and qualifications click here for specialist psychologist criteria.  


ContactEmail:  Phone: 0419 538 338


Closing date: 3rd 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.

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