Senior Psychologist/Specialist Senior Psychologist - Ongoing - Kempsey
· Ongoing Full-Time · Location: Kempsey, NSW About us The Department of Justice delivers legal, court and supervision services to the people of NSW by managing courts and justice services, implementing programs to reduce crime and re offending, managing custodial and community-based correctional services, protecting rights and community standards and advising on law reform and legal matters. Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) delivers professional correctional services and programs to reduce the risk of re-offending and enhance public safety. It serves a key function of the NSW Justice sector by providing effective, safe and humane management of offenders both in custody and in the community CSNSW also works in partnership with other government and community agencies to ensure that offenders and their families are supported.
About the role Looking for a mid-north coast sea change? Corrective Services NSW is currently seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Senior Psychologist/Senior Specialist Psychologist The role is cluster based senior psychologist role, providing direct psychology services as well as supervising and managing a small team of psychologists. The role is located at Kempsey on the Mid North Coast, and may include some travel to Taree, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour Community Corrections Offices located in lower part of the North Coast Cluster. Corrective Services NSW Psychology Services is responsible for conducting assessments and providing interventions that address the risks, needs and responsivity issues to reduce the risk of re-offending by adult offenders in correctional centres and under community supervision.
Psychologists work as part of a team under the supervision and management of a Regional Chief Psychologist. Psychology Services work as part of a broader multidisciplinary team, while based in a primary location provide services across locations and centres within their cluster as the needs of each cluster are identified. Corrective Services provides training for specialised assessments in sexual and violent offenders.
Essential Requirements Minimum four year accredited qualification in psychology with current full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, and is eligible to be a Board-approved supervisor. Proven superior skills in assessment and treatment in correctional psychology including their mental health issues, cognitive impairment, and with respect to behaviour management High level of knowledge and understanding of contemporary correctional concepts, principals 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 Thorough knowledge and understanding of the psychologists ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability particularly the Departmental policies and procedures Sound knowledge and ability in t....