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Job Number : 27811
Type and Location : Psychologist / Sydney
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 14 Jun 2019
Senior Psychologist/Senior *Specialist Psychologist - Terrorism High Risk Offender Unit - Temporary


  • Temporary Full-Time Senior Psychologist role (x 2) up to June 2020
  • Location – Long Bay Correction Complex, Malabar Sydney 
  • Competitive salary, $104,127 - $129, 262 pa
About us

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programs division focuses on providing assessment and intervention services to offenders identified as at-risk of radicalisation or supportive of politically motivated violence.


CVE Programs is part of the broader Statewide Programs area and work is undertaken in line with overall business need.


About the role

  • Terrorism (High Risk Offender) (THRO) unit is a multi-agency/multi-disciplinary team consisting of police, community corrections staff and psychologists working together in the identification, assessment, intervention and management of offenders who are subject to a THRO (or related) order.
  • This role works closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team to conduct thorough individualised assessments of offenders, case management support and consultancy.
  • This role may require state-wide travel and may require supervision and management of other psychology staff.
  • A primary component of this role will be to undertake assessments of ‘terrorism’ or other high risk sex and violent offenders and represent CSNSW as an expert witness in the Supreme Court for THRO matters (or other related legislation, including the Criminal (High Risk Offenders) legislation).
  • Provide expert and timely advice, psychological assessments, case formulation, interventions and reports on matters relating to psychology services to internal and external stakeholders, including as an expert witness in court.

Click here to download the role description.

About you

We are currently seeking two (2) enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join the State-wide Programs team in CVE Programs as a Senior Psychologist/Senior *Specialist Psychologist for the High Risk Offender legislations (Terrorism, Sex and Violent offenders)


The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)  as a Psychologist for a minimum of 3 years
  • Experience working in and leading a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge and experience in working with high risk offenders and willingness and ability to act as an expert witness in court
  • NSW Driver’s licence and willingness and ability to travel state- wide

Note: training in violent extremism assessments is available where required.  


*For appointment as a Senior Specialist Psychologist you must satisfy the additional selection criteria and qualifications click here for senior specialist psychologist criteria (please ensure you tick the box for 'specialist' and address these criteria in your written application). Applicants may be considered for appointment at the classification/ level of a Senior Specialist Psychologist set out in the Crown Employees Psychologists Award, provided they meet the relevant criteria. This is unrelated to recognition as a specialist by APHRA. In line with the National Laws govering the registration of health professional in Australia, a psychologist can only use the term specialist in their job title if they are on the specialist register, even if he/ she is paid as a specialist under the Award referred to above.


Applying for the role


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


When applying you will need to:


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.


Answer the two pre-screening questions below;


Q1: Describe in detail your experience in administering psychological assessment tools, examples of using a high level of clinical judgment in assessment and management of complex cases in accordance with scientific literature, and your understanding of psychological theories and strategies relevant for working with high risk offenders.



Q2: Describe and give examples of your organisational and communication skills in your daily duties as well as more formally in report writing for key stakeholders.



Contact: Naomi Prince,

Closing date:  13th 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.


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