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Job Number : 27736
Type and Location : Psychologist / Sydney
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 5 Jun 2019
Psychologist (Specific Needs) - Ongoing - Offender Management & Programs
 
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Location: Silverwater Correctional Complex
  • Salary ($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.

 

Psychologists work as part of a team under the supervision and management of a Senior Psychologist and Chief Psychologist. Specific Needs psychologists work as part of a broader multidisciplinary team, while based in a primary location may 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. 

 

 

About the role

 

Corrective Services NSW Specific Needs 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. 

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated multidisciplinary team working together with custodial staff, Services and programs officers, and Justice Health nurses and psychiatrists to provide a range of services to inmates placed in the Mental Health Screening Units (MHSU) or Mum Shirl Unit (MSU) and step down areas across both male and female units. Provide assessment and intervention and contribute to the management of inmates with complex presentations.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

 

Psychologists work as part of a team under the supervision and management of a Senior Psychologist and Chief Psychologist. Specific Needs psychologists work as part of a broader multidisciplinary team, while based in a primary location may 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. 

 
 
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 and experience working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Be willing to learn new specialist skills in the assessment of, and intervention with, the offender population

The focus capabilities for the role are the capabilities in which occupants must demonstrate immediate competence and can be found on the Role Description.

 

Applying for the role

 

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online viawww.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

 
When applying you will need to:
 

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 with mental health impairment, personality disorder or cognitive impairment.( 300 words)
 
  • Outline the primary psychological issues of working with offenders with complex needs and describe the psychological theory and strategies you would utilise to address these issues.( 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 attach a de identified report as an example.
Then:
 

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.

 

Additional Information

 

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).

 
Contact: Berindah Aicken, Berindah.Aicken@justice.nsw.gov.au
 

Closing date:  5th July 2019

 
 

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
Berindah Aicken

Berindah.Aicken@justice.nsw.gov.au




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