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Job Number : 34829
Type and Location : Psychologist / Northern Territory
Listed By : NT Government (by Atomic121) on 14 Sep 2021
Prison Clinical Counsellor

Health Careers & Opportunities in the Northern Territory

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory.
 The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, and acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.

Northern Territory Health

Professional 3 (Remuneration Package Range $123,326 - $137,926)

Comprising salary $106,568 - $119,351, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave. 
In addition to above Package Range; postgraduate qualification and professional development allowances and salary sacrifice provisions apply.
Primary and Public Health Care - Prison Health 
Fixed for 6 months in Alice Springs

We are seeking an enthusiastic professionally qualified clinical counsellor with the capacity to utilise a social emotional wellbeing framework to provide holistic, trauma-informed, evidence based, clinical counselling and support in the areas of mental health alcohol and other drugs and social emotional wellbeing to prisoners at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre appropriate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The position is responsible for providing expert advice to the multidisciplinary team on program and clinical issues, follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces, and fostering a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.

The position will also be required to facilitate effective service delivery through the utilisation of appropriate information systems, the maintenance of relevant statistics and ensuring accurate documentation and communication. In addition to contributing to research and undertake quality evaluation at program and professional network level.

Prison Health provides clinical services to adults sentenced and residing at Alice Springs Correctional Centre, low security prison reintegration centre including the youth detention centre as required within a multidisciplinary service delivery health team framework.

The position reports to the District Manager of Prison Health; Primary & Public Health Care for providing appropriate, sound clinical and professional care, which affects the work processes, services, and clients of the speciality service. 


For further information please contact Dy Kelaart on 08 8951 7757 or [email protected]

Quote vacancy number: 73210786
Vacancy closing date: 27/09/2021

Application Information:
 Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit 

Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

Alice Springs is a dynamic cultural hub with majestic surrounding landscapes, wide blue skies and plenty of outdoor activities at your doorstep. With daily flights available to capital cities, you are only a few hours from any coast in Australia. This is an opportunity to enjoy many unique professional and personal experiences.


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