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Job Number : 27802
Type and Location : Psychologist / Sydney
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 13 Jun 2019
Psychologist/*Specialist Psychologist – Ongoing & Temporary roles – Full Time & Part Time - Psychol

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy remand centre in metropolitan Sydney working with offenders with a range of presentations and from all offence types while also developing skills in providing psychological services in community locations for offenders with differing risk and needs profiles.

  • Ongoing and Temporary Full Time and Part Time roles
  • Location: Silverwater Correctional Complex  & Long bay Correctional Centre (Malabar) - additional Temporary role
  • Salary ($66, 423 - $116, 690), plus employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading 


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 justice sector by providing effective, safe and humane management of offenders both in custody and the community. CSNSW also works in partnership with other government and community agencies to ensure that offenders and their families are supported. 


Psychological Services provide a range of services to reduce risk of harm to self and others, increase mental wellbeing of identified offenders and reduce re-offending risks via the provision of expert assessment, referral, consultation and risk management services.

About the role

Psychologists work as a member of a psychology team under the direction and supervision of a Senior Psychologist across custodial and community locations. 


Psychologists communicate and collaborate with a range of correctional and mental health professionals within the custodial and community setting. Skills are developed in working with offenders with complex presentations and needs and with medium to high risk sex and violent offenders.  

 About you

The ideal candidate for this role will have:


  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Experience in the provision of psychological services and in working as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Be willing to learn new special skills in the assessment of, and intervention with, offenders with complex needs and sex and violent offenders.


 The focus capabilities for the role are the capabilities in which applicants must demonstrate immediate competence and can be found on the Role Description.


*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.

Applying for the role

To apply for this role please submit an application online via and attach an up to date resume along with a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role.


As part of this application process, candidates are required to answer two pre-screening questions based on the focus capabilities for this role:

  1. Detail your experience in administration of the psychological assessment tools you have been trained in and how you would apply these in your work. ( 300 words)
  2. Describe your organisational and communication skills in your daily duties as well as more formally in report writing for key stakeholders. (300 words)



Contact: Jennifer Barton, Senior Psychologist, Psychological Services, Central Cluster ( 


Closing date:  14th July, 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 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.

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.

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