Psychologist – Central West Youth Justice Community Team,
opportunity available with the Central West Youth Justice Community Team
Dubbo (Bathurst and Orange can be considered)
Psychologist, Salary ($74,302 -
$130,530 pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave
This is a targeted recruitment. While all
applicants are welcome, preference will be given to candidates who meet the
established standards of the role and are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
islander descent. This is because the Department acknowledges this lived
experience contributes a perspective valuable to our work with this community.
Youth Justice are looking for an innovative
and dynamic Psychologist to join their regional psychology team in delivering
consistent, effective, and efficient psychological services across Central
As a Youth Justice Psychologist, you will
· Operate as a member of a
multi-disciplinary team, delivering high-quality evidence-based consultation,
assessment, and therapeutic intervention to support young people in Youth
· Provide specialist clinical
advice to assist staff and managers understand the psychological needs of Youth
Justice clients within custodial and community locations, as well as advice to
statutory authorities such as the Parole Board.
part of a team of psychologists that can work across custody and community
according to the needs of the young people. In line with principles of trauma
informed care, you will be providing consistent and reliable psychological
support in order to achieve better outcomes for our Young People including a
reduction in recidivism.
What you’ll do
· Undertake psychological assessment, intervention, and
deliver therapeutic services or programs to young people who offend, including
those who sexually offend.
· Assist in the formulation and review of individual Risk -
Needs - Responsivity based case plans for the management and supervision of
young people on remand or sentenced to a custodial or community order.
· Deliver training to staff, including Youth Justice
Caseworkers, in the screening, identification and support of young people with
mental health problems, intellectual disability or cognitive impairment.
· Maintain confidential documentation, including electronic
Case Notes on Client Information Management System, in accordance with
departmental policies, APS guidelines on record keeping and professional
· Prepare reports, advice, and consultation to statutory
authorities such as Children’s Courts, the Serious Young Offenders Review
Panel, State Parole Authority, and Mental Health Review Tribunal.
Be dynamic and
able to think on their feet
individual needs and situations
What we’re looking for
· Minimum four-year accredited qualification
· Current provisional or full registration
with the Psychology Board of Australia:
· A current Drivers’ Licence with ability and
willingness to travel throughout NSW
· Current NSW Working with Children Check
What we offer
4 weeks annual leave per year of
service, 5 additional days for staff in regional locations
Generous salary packaging options
and other fringe benefits
Flexible work practices and
schedules to maintain a healthy work-life balance
Opportunities for professional
growth, learning and development, and internal career progression
Psychology Board Approved Supervision
Provisional Psychology Group
A supportive and collaborative
multidisciplinary team environment
Opportunities for utilising
cross-agency skills and resources
We focus on hiring people who
share our commitment and goals of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability,
courage and integrity. If you meet the essential requirements and the role
resonates with you, please apply – you do not need to meet every desired
requirement for us to want to talk to you.
We do work that really matters
Working for the
Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provides lots of opportunities to
make a real difference. We collaborate with other agencies and community partners, to
improve lives and realise the potential of children, adults,
families and communities. We're focused on breaking, rather than managing, disadvantage. It’s work that
now and join Australia’s top public sector
we will support you and provide an exciting and flexible working environment!
Are you ready to join
attach an up-to-date résumé (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3
pages) addressing the 1 targeted question below with a brief outline on how you
meet the focus capabilities & requirements of the role:
· Youth Justice has an over representation of
Aboriginal young people. What do you consider essential when working with
Aboriginal clients? How would you provide a service which takes cultural
considerations into account?
Applications close: Monday 4 December 2023 at 11:59pm AEST.
Got a question?
For more information about the role or what it’s like to work for DCJ, please
contact the hiring manager Dr Rebekah Helyer at [email protected]
you’ve got a question about applying or would benefit from an adjustment in the
recruitment process to help you perform at your best, please call Lisa Smith on
02 8688 1119 or via [email protected]
adjustments on the DCJ website
to learn more.
Inclusion and Diversity
lies at the heart of how we recruit
We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills,
experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+,
culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity
To find out what DCJ are doing to build an inclusive and diverse
workforce, visit Inclusion and diversity on the DCJ website.
A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and
temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.
For more information
recruitment journey on the DCJ website.
Thank you for your interest in this role. We look
forward to receiving your application.