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Job Number : 29324
Type and Location : HR/Psychology / NSW - Other
Listed By : NSW Department of Justice on 2 Dec 2019
Psychologist - Ongoing - Glen Innes & St Hilliers
  • Psychologist
  • Two Full-Time Ongoing roles (part-time will be considered)
  • Locations: North West, NSW- Glen Innes and St Heliers Correctional Centre
  • Package includes salary of $68,804 - $119,607 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual 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 NSW 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.


About the role


Corrective Services NSW is currently seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join our team as a Psychologist in the Northwest Cluster. Corrective Services NSW Psychology Services is responsible for conducting assessments and providing interventions that address the risks, needs and responsivity issues to reduce the risk of re-offending by adult offenders in correctional centres and under community supervision.


The first role assists in provision of services to the Glenn Innes Correctional Centre, and the Community Corrections Offices of Inverell, Armidale, Glenn Innes and Moree. There is flexibility in relation to the primary location of the role.

The second role is based at St Heliers Correctional Centre, which is a minimum security correctional centre for males, located in Muswellbrook.




Psychologists work as part of a team under the supervision and management of a Senior Psychologist and Regional Chief Psychologist. Psychology Services work as part of a broader multidisciplinary team, while based in a primary location provide services across locations and centres within their cluster as the needs of each cluster are identified.


Corrective Services provides professional development in order for psychologists to facilitate assessments of sexual and violent offenders.

CSNSW offers flexible work hours under the Flexible Working Hours Agreement.


Professional development and AHPRA supervision needs are provided internally including an annual conference.  


About you


The ideal candidate for this role 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


The focus capabilities for the role are the capabilities in which occupants must demonstrate immediate competence and can be found on the role description.


Applying for the role


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



When applying you will need to:


Answer the two pre-screening questions below – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability.


  1. Describe in detail your experience in administering psychological assessment tools you have been trained in, and how you could apply this to your role as a CSNSW Psychologist working with offenders (400 words).
  2. Describe and give examples of your organisational and communication skills to key stakeholders in your daily duties as well as more formally in report writing (400 words). Please attach a de-identified report as an example.


ContactEmail:  Phone: 0419 538 338


Closing date9th January 2020


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


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