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Job Number : 26396
Type and Location : Health / NSW - Other
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 10 Jan 2019
Registered Psychologists – NSW Corrective Services

Registered Psychologists – NSW Corrective Services 

• Salary based on Award

• Flexible work arrangements

• Career progression in a unique environment


We have a number of positions available within the regions below:


• Registered Psychologist – Cessnock Correctional Complex

 Registered Psychologist – Glen Innes Correctional Centre


About the role: 

• Provide psychological assessment, intervention, and deliver therapeutic services or programs to offenders, including those who sexually offend.

• Assist in the formulation and review of individual Risk - Needs - Responsivity based case plans for the management and supervision of offenders in custody or sentenced to a custodial or community order.

• Deliver training to staff, including caseworkers, in the screening, identification and support of offenders with mental health problems, intellectual disability or cognitive impairment.

• Maintain confidential documentation, including electronic Case Notes on Client Information Management System, in accordance with departmental policies, APS guidelines on record keeping and professional ethics.

• Prepare reports, advice, and consultation to statutory authorities such as State Parole Authority, Children’s Courts, the Serious Offenders Review Panel, and Mental Health Review Tribunal.


The role offers: 

• Attractive remuneration and flexible working hours in line with the award.

• Progression to the Award classification of Registered Psychologist will be subject to persons satisfying the criteria prescribed in the Award.

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

• Professional support and supervision.

• Unique training opportunities including attendance at the annual CSNSW Psychology Conference.

• Salary packaging and additional leave options.

• Access to the Fitness Passport program.


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


For appointment as a Specialist Psychologist you must satisfy the additional selection criteria and qualifications, click here for additional specialist psychologist criteria/ or senior psychologist criteria .Applicants may be considered for Appointment at the classification/level of 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 AHPRA. In line with the National Laws governing the registration of health professionals 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.


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
Maliha Shafique,

AMP special member benefit

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