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Job Number : 42411
Type and Location : Psychologist / NSW - Other
Listed By : Department of Communities & Justice on 8 Jul 2024

Psychologist/Senior Psychologist


Location: Orange, Dubbo, Bathurst, Mudgee, Parkes, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Griffith, Broken Hill

Ongoing & Temporary Opportunities

Full-time & Part-time Vacancies

$74,302 - $144,594 p.a. + superannuation and annual leave loading

Excellent working conditions including 35-hour week, flexible working hours, balance of in-person and work from home arrangements, professional development opportunities and generous leave provisions.

Provisional registration, new graduates, or students near the end of their degree are encouraged to apply!


Your role

As part of the Psychological and Specialist Service team, you will work to deliver psychological assessment, therapeutic interventions, and other professional services to DCJ client groups including children, young people, families, and carers. You will also provide specialist consultation to caseworkers and managers and assist in the development of trauma-informed case plans. DCJ Psychologists are considered to be Therapeutic Specialists who are clinical experts in trauma informed therapeutic care.

  • Specialises in trauma informed therapeutic assessment and intervention, utilising evidence-based approaches for children, young people, and families.
  • Based on assessment and formulation, develops, and implements treatment plans for children, young people, families, and carers.
  • Equips staff through training and reflective practice sessions.
  • Provides consultation to guide casework practice.

If you are a motivated team player, value building connections within community, 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 eligible to be) registered.

We are currently advertising for two positions, one sitting within our Western, Far West and Murrumbidgee District Psychology Team and the other in our Western LINKS Trauma Healing Service Multidisciplinary Team.


What we’re looking for

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia, with 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/trauma.
  • Current driver’s licence as travelling will be required.

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

Download the role description

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.
  • Flexibility with a Hybrid Work Model (combination of working from home and the office)
  • The provision of extensive supervision and professional development opportunities in a very supportive environment
  • Invitation to the Annual Psychological and Specialist Services Conference
  • Training in group work programs and subsequent delivery and co-facilitation to clients and professionals
  • Mobile phone and laptop
  • Competitive pay and conditions.
  • 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

DCJ provides the scope to develop and implement new and innovative interventions so that you can make a real difference. We collaborate with other agencies and community partners, to improve lives and realise the potential of children, young people, families and communities. We're focused on breaking down barriers and empowering young people to reach their full potential.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join a team of dedicated, innovative clinicians to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families. If you are a passionate professional and committed to making a positive impact in the world, we encourage you to apply today and join our team!


Are you ready to join us?

To apply candidates must submit a cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining relevant experience and interest in the role, and an up-to-date resume (maximum five pages).



Applications close - 11:59pm, Wednesday 7 August 2024

Got a question?

For more information about the role or what it’s like to work for DCJ, please contact the hiring manager Kelsey Stalker on [email protected] and/or Harley Macnamara on [email protected]

If you’ve got a question about applying or would benefit from an adjustment to the recruitment process to help you perform at your best, please, contact Peter Luong on [email protected]

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.


Other Information

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
Peter Luong - [email protected]

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