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Job Number : 37745
Type and Location : Psychologist / NSW - Other
Listed By : Department of Communities & Justice on 3 Aug 2022

Department of Communities and Justice

Psychologist/Specialist Psychologist

Two Temporary 12 month full time Opportunites

(with strong possiblilty for ongoing)

Location: Bathurst and Western NSW 


About us

NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the largest Child Protection agency in NSW. We deliver vital programs and services designed to help vulnerable children, young people and their families. 

The vision of Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), Community Services, is to empower all people to live fulfilling lives and achieve their potential in inclusive communities. We collaborate with government, non-government and community partners to work with children, adults, families and communities to improve lives and realise potential, with a focus on breaking, rather than managing, disadvantage.

About the role/ About the Opportunity

Part of the Department of Communities and Justice, Psychological & Specialist Services are responsible for delivering trauma informed, evidence based assessment and interventions for children, young people and families ensuring they have the best possible outcomes.

If you are a motivated team player, resilient in challenging situations, committed to evidence-based practice and bringing about change in vulnerable children’s lives, we encourage you to apply. The role is open to psychologists with general registration, registered psychologists with endorsements and those who are provisionally (or able to be) registered.


This is a temporary full time role in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 for a period of up to September 2024. However, part time will be considered.

A Recruitment Pool may be created to fill similar roles for both ongoing and temporary opportunities if and as they arise.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia, either:
    • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, or 
    • Provisional registration with an ability to fulfil full registration within the relevant timeframes. 
  • Knowledge of theoretical and therapeutic frameworks that underpin assessment and intervention in the context of child abuse/neglect 
  • Current driver’s licence

Appointments are subject to reference checks and the following pre-employment checks: 

  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 
  • Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 
  • It is an essential requirement of the role that successful applicants are fully vaccinated and able to provide acceptable proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Additional requirement for Specialist Psychologist 

A post-graduate degree at the masters level or higher in a relevant specialist area including but not limited to clinical psychology, forensic psychology or counselling psychology.


In return for your commitment, dedication and passion, DCJ offers:

  • Salary range $69,681 pa - $122,413 pa plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. 
  • 4 weeks annual leave per year of service, 5 additional days for staff in remote locations
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices 
  • Opportunities for learning and development and Internal career progression

How to apply

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To apply candidates must submit a covering letter (2 pages maximum) which clearly details their skills and experience as relevant to this role and an up to date resume. 

Part of the assessment process may include additional online capability testing, skills testing or work samples in accordance with the new Government Sector Employment Act 2013; therefore you may be contacted to participate. You may also be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form in later stages of the assessment process. 

Find out more

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For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here

Closing date: Sunday 21st of August at 11:59pm

For enquiries: Gaylene Griffiths, Manager Psychological & Specialist Services 

E: [email protected] 

T: 0458 503 879


We value a diverse and inclusive workplace

We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal people, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Peter Luong – [email protected] and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.



To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.

This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

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


Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application


Contact Details
[email protected]

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