Psychologist - Central West NSW


Psychologists Opportunities -Central West NSW

Make the move to a rewarding career with Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) and be part of a refreshed strategy aimed at breaking the cycle of reoffending.

About Us

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

Psychologists work directly with offenders in custody and recently-released offenders who have been reintroduced into the community. Our Psychologists are highly valued and essential members of the team who work hard to make a difference and provide opportunities to assist offenders in reducing the risk of re-offending. Our team doesn’t stop there!  Our Psychologists assist in the development of policies, procedures, and training for other psychologists and often liaise and negotiate with stakeholders.

Our Opportunities

We currently have a number of Psychologist opportunities available across various centers throughout the Central West NSW Region including:

  • Bathurst Correctional Centre (State-wide Services)
  • Wellington Correctional Centre (State-wide Services)
  • Macquarie Correctional Centre(State-wide Services)
  • Lithgow Correctional Centre (State-wide Services)
  • Kirkconnell Correctional Centre (Temporary Vacancy)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering assessments, interventions  and therapeutic services and programs to people who offend
  • Providing expert consultation to staff regarding offender mental health and risk management
  • Offering professional support and supervision to meet AHPRA requirements
  • Maintaining concise documents and notes on offenders receiving psychological services and programs
  • Preparing reports, advice and consultation to courts as directed
  • Attending professional development and networking opportunities including the annual Psychological Conference

Interested so far? We invite you to read on further about our multidisciplinary teams

Click here to view information about Statewide Services.   Click here to view information about Statewide Programs. Click here to read the Compendium of Offender Change Programs. Click here to read information about Risk Management Programs.               

For more information please click here to view the role description

To apply for this role submit a resume and cover letter introducing yourself and detailing your skills and experience relevant to the State-wide Service Opportunities. Please answer the questions that form part of the application process.

What’s in it for you:

As a Registered Psychologist, we can offer:

  • Full-time or Part-time  employment opportunities in the Statewide Services
  • Stability and flexibility in this role
  • Support and promote work/life balance
  • Salary commencing at $68,084 to $119,607 pa

Working Hours and Training

  • 35 hour week with flexible working arrangements
  • Networking opportunities including annual Psychological Conference
  • Training in sexual and violence risk assessments

Essential requirements:

  • You must be able to demonstrate expertise in assessment and treatment in correctional psychology including mental health, cognitive impairment, and with respect to behaviour management.
  • You must have a minimum 4 year accredited qualification in psychology with current provisional or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • You must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the psychologist’s ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability.
  • Current driver’s licence with ability and willingness to travel throughout NSW
  • Please note that pre-provisional psychologists are not eligible to apply.

Closing Date:  Wednesday, 30th September 2020, at 11.59pm

Talent Pools

If your application is successful and you pass all pre-employment checks, your application will be placed into a talent pool. When a vacancy arises in your preferred location, the talent pool will be activated and offers of employment will be based on date of application, location preference, capabilities, knowledge and experience. A talent pool may be created for future temporary and ongoing roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

The Department of Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

For application enquiries or technical issues please contact Sally Iskander, Team Leader, Talent Acquisition via:

Email:  ***************@facs.nsw.gov.au
Phone0434106***