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Job Number : 28629
Type and Location : Psychologist / Brisbane
Listed By : Southern Queensland Correctional Centre on 12 Sep 2019

Are you a Provisional or Registered Psychologist looking for an opportunity to assist incarcerated women have exposure to correctional rehabilitation and support?  Be a part of a multidisciplinary counselling program with competitive salary and full-time employment.

Job Summary: you will be responsible for the delivery of correctional (criminogenic) programs and for other support, counselling and advisory services while ensuring SQCC meets all internal and external accreditation requirements.


About you

This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team in a unique environment. You are a respectful and passionate person whom demonstrates exceptional moral values in everything you do.


About the Role

Serco Southern Queensland Correctional Centre is a state of the art 300 bed female, high security correctional centre located at Spring Creek near the rural hub of Gatton, Queensland. We are a values-based organisation with the fundamental aim of making our communities safer and ensuring prisoners leave the facility as improved citizens.


As a Psychologist/Program Delivery Officer, you will be responsible for the delivery of correctional (criminogenic) programs in accordance with Queensland Correctional Services governance frameworks and other relevant professional standards, and for other support, counselling and advisory services while ensuring SQCC meets all internal and external accreditation requirements. You will prepare prisoners for program interventions and participate in multi-disciplinary prisoner management processes.


Key accountabilities of the role will include supporting and recruiting participants for correctional (criminogenic) and also other provider-delivered programs, establishing and maintaining relationships with key community organisations to assist in the transition of prisoners to community release and providing guidance and support to case officers on suitable interventions to promote behavioural change. If you have a Provisional Psychologist or Psychologist AHPRA registration, you will have risk assessment and other risk-related assessment, liaison and intervention roles in addition to program delivery.


Skills & Experience

You may currently work in a similar field or be looking for a change in career. Formal qualifications in psychology are mandatory. You need to be able to communicate clearly in English (written and verbal), have strong listening, reasoning and negotiation skills, ability to build and maintain successful relationships, exercise sound judgement and competent in the use of computers and technology.


This is a challenging environment where no two days are the same. As such the ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and competence in delivering programmes/interventions to prisoners with highly effective interpersonal skills in teamwork and group work situations. Personal presence and impact – visible and active presence with strong interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to rehabilitation of prisoners are vital to this position.

Our operating philosophy at SQCC is to ensure that prisoners have to exposure to correctional rehabilitation and support and are better able to find work and positively contribute to the community upon release. It is with this goal in mind that we have invested heavily in our ‘responsible prisoner model’ and education, training, rehabilitation and reintegration programs, with a focus on restorative justice and community and social responsibility.

In Return, Serco will provide you

Competitive salary ($85,000-$90,000)

Uniforms provided

Catered meals provided

Free onsite carpark


About Us

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.


At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Healthcare, Immigration, Justice and Transport.


But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. Serco encourages career growth and continued learning for our employees throughout Queensland. To learn more please visit


Join Us

If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume by clicking the link below:


Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. we are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter

Contact Details
Brendan Smith

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