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Job Number : 41616
Type and Location : HR/Psychology / Sydney
Listed By : NSW Police Force on 9 Feb 2024
Forensic/ Clinical Psychologist
  • Specialist Psychologist
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Parramatta

About us

The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) is one of the largest police forces in the western world, with more than 20,000 employees, including more than 4,000 administrative employees who support the sworn officers that provide a range of law and order services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the socially, geographically and culturally diverse community of NSW.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Forensic/Clinical Psychologist to be part of our Domestic & Family Violence Registry, Capability, Performance & Youth Command team. This position is responsible for providing indirect psychological assessments of Registerable Persons on the Child Protection Register (CPR), NSW Police Force. The Specialist Psychologist will provide evidence-based assessment and psychological advice to assist in the police management of offenders on the Child Protection Register. The Specialist Psychologist will work within the Child Protection Registry comprising of police and administration staff, assist in the development and provision of training programs for police specific to assessing and managing offenders on the CPR, and participate in sex offender specific research as required.

For more information on this role, to view or download the Role Description and to apply, visit the I Work for NSW website located at and serch for job reference 0000AFTG. 

What we can offer you

At NSWPF our people have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. Some of the benefits available when you join the NSWPF include:

  • competitive salary;
  • flexible work options;
  • opportunity to purchase leave;
  • annual leave loading;
  • corporate wellbeing programs including seminars and the Fitness Passport;
  • free annual influenza vaccination;
  • salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease;
  • convenient location for public transport and to shops etc; and 
  • in-house gym facilities. 

How to Apply

Applications can only be submitted electronically via the I Work for NSW website.

To be considered for this role, attach a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume that clearly details your skills & experience as relevant to this role.

Please do not attach copies of qualifications, certificates or documentation (other than what has been requested) - you can bring these if called for interview.

Please address each of the following Target Questions (300 word limit per question) in the text boxes provided in the online application or attach as a separate document.

Target Question 1:

The Forensic / Clinic Psychologist is a dynamic role and is responsible for providing guidance to NSWPF Domestic & Family Violence Registry (DFVR) in the development of effective case management strategies which inform police targeting and monitoring of DV dangerous offenders. The DFVR is a new command and has evolved into an operational phase. Please outline your experience in developing, systems, training, presentations and research packages for commands or business units in relation to High Risk and / or Dangerous Offenders? Highlight any successes and outcomes.

Target Question 2:

A key accountability to the role description is providing expert psychological advice regarding Dangerous Offenders and / or High Risk Offenders. Please outline your skill set and expertise in providing such advice. Who were the stakeholders? And what were the key areas you identified? Describe any challenges and outcomes of the delivery of that information.

Your application must stand on its own merits, and the completeness and relevance of your application will determine if you proceed through to the selection process. 

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact the hiring manager Superintendent Danielle Emerton via 0409 469 050.

To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet one of the following statuses: 

  • an Australian Citizen;
  • a permanent resident of Australia; or
  • a New Zealand citizen.

Prior to commencement, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a rigorous National Police (criminal history) Check and obtain and maintain a Security Clearance as determined by the NSW Police Force.

Our commitment to Diversity

The NSW Police Force is a proud employer of a diverse range of people. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees. Differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging.

We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds and encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and individuals who may identify as LGBTIQ, with disability, a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and people of all ages.

If you identify as a person with disability and require further information on the role or you require specific arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the HR Diversity Team by email at [email protected].

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like assistance with your application, please contact the NSWPF Aboriginal Employment & Engagement team at [email protected].

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 18 months.

For more information on applying for roles with the NSW Police Force click here

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

Applications close Sunday 3rd March 2024 at 11:59pm. 

Contact Details
Superintendent Danielle Emerton via 0409 469 050.

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