Enthusiastic about making a difference in the lives of others you have a commitment to human rights obligations and principles and are passionate about promoting the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners. You can ensure the safety and security of prisoners and the community, and provide a safe and respectful environment for staff, prisoners and visitors in a correctional setting.
You have an ability to negotiate and resolve conflict, and identify and implement business improvement initiatives whilst ensuring no impact on services.
About the Role
Working within the Offender Development team, you will ensure a prisoner’s psychological state is assessed and regularly reviewed, and appropriate social, emotional and practical support services are identified and facilitated. You will oversee the provision of special assessment and intervention services to address the risks and needs of prisoners, in terms of their ongoing management and successful reintegration into the community.
You will skilfully identify and prioritise vulnerable and at-risk prisoners and this, in many cases, will mandate you working closely with the Centre’s Aboriginal Liaison Officer and its Services Coordinator. You will have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the psychologist’s ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability. You will understand contemporary correctional concepts, principles and practices relevant to psychology assessment and treatments. This role can be fulltime or part-time (0.4FTE or 0.6FTE), dependant on the candidate
To be successful in this role, you will have;
- The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
- Current registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Previous experience in assessment and treatment in correctional psychology including mental health issues, cognitive impairment and with respect to behaviour management.
- Experience in crimonogenci risk assessments, including risks related to sex and violent offending
- Expereince in psychological theory and practice and group process
- An ability to demonstrate and prmote respect for the dignity, culture, ethnicity, values and beliefs of offenders and colleagues
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.
Serco has been operating in South Australia for 20 years. We provide safe and secure prison management services across Australia and New Zealand that focus on reducing reoffending. We help prisoners turn their lives around through education, training, rehabilitation and reintegration programs. By reducing reoffending, we help to build safer communities.