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Job Number : 42408
Type and Location : Psychologist / NSW - Other
Listed By : Department of Communities & Justice on 8 Jul 2024
Psychologist/Specialist Psychologist Community Corrections, Bathurst, Dubbo and Broken Hill

Psychologist/Specialist Psychologist Community Corrections, Bathurst, Dubbo and Broken Hill


Location:  Bathurst, Dubbo and Broken Hill Community Corrections

Employment type – Talent Pool Creation

Salary – $74,302.00 pa – $110,451 pa plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading



Your Role

Operating as part of a team of psychologists and / or member of a multi-disciplinary team, provide direct psychological assessment, intervention, and therapeutic services to offenders within community locations in an allocated cluster or within a specific organisational area.

Provide expert consultation to staff within custodial and community locations regarding the management of offenders, as well as to provide advice to statutory authorities.



What you’ll do

  • Demonstrated expertise in assessment and treatment in correctional psychology including mental health issues, cognitive impairment, and with respect to behaviour management.
  • Demonstrated level of knowledge and understanding of contemporary correctional concepts, principles and practices relevant to psychology assessment and treatments
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability with regards to criminogenic risk assessments, including risks related to sex and violent offending and associated interventions
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of psychologist’s ethical and legal obligations.
  • Preparing reports, advice and consultations.


What we’re looking for

  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Well developed written communication skills.
  • Capacity to manage competing demands and deadlines.



Essential Requirements

  • Minimum four year accredited qualification in psychology with current provisional or full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Current driver’s licence and willingness to travel throughout NSW.

Appointment to Special Psychologist

  • Applicants seeking appointment as a Specialist Psychologist in addition to the key knowledge and experience and essential requirements, must hold a post-graduate degree at the masters level or higher in a relevant specialist area including but not limited to clinical psychology, forensic psychology, counselling psychology or neuropsychology.


Information from DCJ Psychologists 


Download the role description.


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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.


What We Offer


We offer a variety of benefits, including:


  • A challenging and rewarding career
  • Flexible, autonomous work environment
  • Competitive pay and conditions
  • Training and development opportunities to build and maintain capabilities
  • Health & Wellbeing and Employee Assistance Programs.


Want more information?  Visit our website to see more information on Working for us.


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 really matters.


Apply now and join Australia’s top public sector employer where we will support you and provide an exciting and flexible working environment!


Are you ready to join us?

To strengthen your application we recommend you review specifically the Capability Application Tool to give you examples of interview questions and to understand how we recruit and measure your capability for the role.


Click apply, attach a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements of the role as well as an up-to-date résumé (maximum 5 pages).



Applications close SUNDAY 21ST JULY 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 Jo Stapleton via [email protected] or mobile 0429 792 216 or Senior Psychologist, Heath Zorz on 0418 750 593



If 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 contact Karen Honnery via [email protected] or 8688 2811


Visit Recruitment 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 groups.


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 visit Your recruitment journey on the DCJ website.



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


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Contact Details
[email protected] or 8688 2811

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