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Job Number : 26722
Type and Location : HR/Psychology / NSW - Other
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 11 Feb 2019
Psychologist /*Specialist Psychologist - Ongoing - Goulburn
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Location: Goulburn
  • Salary ($66,423– $116,690), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

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. 

The CVE Programs staff are part of a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, religious support staff, services & programs staff, education staff and custodial staff.

About the role

The HRMCC is a specially designed facility to manage high risk offenders in Goulburn. The CVE Programs Team will work with identified offenders housed in the supermax facilities, including in a new programs unit. This role works closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team to conduct thorough individualised assessments of the offenders and provide tailored interventions in both group and individual formats. This area focuses on building skills and capacity to assist offenders to transition through the correctional centre classification system and back into the community.

About you

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychologist.
  • Experience in the provision of psychological services.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • NSW Driver’s licence and willingness and ability to travel state- wide.

*For appointment as a Specialist Psychologist you must satisfy the additional see 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.


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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 – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability. 

  • Describe in detail your experience in administering psychological assessment tools, examples of using a high level of clinical judgement in assessment and management of complex cases according to scientific literature, and your understanding of psychological theories and strategies relevant for working with offenders at risk of engaging in violent extremism.( 300 words ) 
  • 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. You may attach a de-identified report as an example.( 300 words ) 


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.



ContactChristopher Linton,

Closing date10th March 2019 



A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 12 months. 


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