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Job Number : 29293
Type and Location : HR/Psychology / Sydney
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 27 Nov 2019
Psychologist - Ongoing & Temporary - Sydney Metro Region

Psychology Services, Metropolitan Sydney Region, Corrective Services NSW


·         Ongoing and temporary;  full-time and part-time positions available

·         Locations: Windsor (ongoing and temporary), Malabar (temporary), Silverwater (temporary) and associated locations

·         Package includes salary ($68,084 - $119,607) plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

·         We are seeking motivated psychologists who are passionate about making a difference for individuals and the community, and who want to work in a collaborative environment with extensive opportunities for growth and development



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 Department of Communities and 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.


CSNSW is committed to providing evidence-based psychological interventions to offenders.


About the role


CSNSW is currently seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join the Psychology Services team as a Psychologist.


Psychologists within Psychology Services work as part of a team under the supervision and management of a Senior Psychologist and Chief Psychologist. Whilst based in a primary location, Psychology Services psychologists are a mobile and flexible workforce who can provide front-line services across locations.


As a Psychologist, your tasks could include:


·         Providing front-line assessments and interventions with offenders around improving their mental health, preventing suicide/self-harm, assessing and managing cognitive impairment, and/or enhancing their motivation to change.

·         Providing offence specific risk and needs assessments to offenders in custodial or community settings.

·         Delivering group-based mental health interventions to offenders. 

·         Preparing reports for stakeholders, such as the State Parole Authority and the court system.

·         Providing consultation within the broader multi-disciplinary team (such as custodial or community corrections staff, health staff) to assist with offender engagement and management.

·         Participating in individual and group supervision with a team of experienced psychologists.




·         Attractive salary and flexible work hours.

·         Extensive variety of skills utilised in work role.

·         Opportunity to develop your skills working with a diverse offender population.

·         Training provided to equip you with the skills to work in a forensic environment, such as sexual and violent risk assessments.

·         Individual and group supervision provided, as well as attendance at the annual CSNSW Psychology Conference.


Essential requirements


The ideal candidate for this role will have:


·         Minimum four year accredited qualification in psychology with current provisional or full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

·         Experience in the provision of psychological services and experience working in a multidisciplinary team.

·         Be willing to learn new skills in the assessment of, and intervention with, the offender population.


 To find out more about these roles, please see the Role Description.


Applying for the role


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


When applying you will need to:


1.         Answer the two pre-screening questions below :


·         Describe your experience in psychological assessment and treatment, and how you could apply this to your role as a CSNSW Psychologist working with offenders with mental health impairment, behavioural issues or cognitive impairment.( 400 words max )



·         Describe your competence with technology, and give details of your organisational and communication skills in your daily duties as well as more formally in report writing for key stake-holders. Please attach a de-identified report as an example. ( 400 words max )




2.         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.



Contact: Tiffany Wakeham, Senior Psychologist / 02 4582 2174


Closing date:  25th December 2019, 11.59 pm AEST


A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. 


NSW Department of Communities and 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 / 02 4582 2174

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