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Capricornia Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations Etna Creek

We have an exciting opportunity for a psychologist to join Capricornia Correctional Centre. A psychologist within QCS provides high quality psychological services, including psychological assessment, case management and interventions that promote the mental health, well- being and safety of adults accommodated in correctional centres.

If you’re passionate about making a positive impact and are looking to expand your clinical skills, apply now!

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Rockhampton region
Job ad reference QLD/554910/24
Closing date 18-Sep-2024
Job duration 12 months with possibility of extension
Contact person Andrew Connellan
Contact details Mobile: 0402 638 355
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At Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) we strongly believe in the need to work with people that value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace.

Our strategic objectives are:

  • Safer correctional environments
  • Humane management of prisoners and offenders
  • Partnering and community collaboration
  • Stop crime

The Psychological Services Unit serves under the Specialist Operations Branch of QCS, provides specialist support to psychological services staff operating within correctional centres through the provision of clinical and practice advice, professional development activities, and governance oversight.


Capricornia Correctional Centre is based in Rockhampton and accommodates male prisoners functioning as a remand, reception and placement centre. Psychologists working at the centre will have capacity to undertake assessments, conduct intervention and engage in case management.

The centre consists of a supportive multidisciplinary team who work closely together to support improvements to mental health and positive rehabilitative outcomes.

For provisional psychologists, the centre will provide support towards the completion of internship requirements and supervision.


  • Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based assessment and intervention for adults, experiencing difficulties related to suicidality, mental health problems, cognitive impairment, or developmental disorders.
  • Well-developed written communication skills with the ability to provide high quality professional reports and case notes.
  • Well-developed verbal communication skills with the ability to engage with a diverse client group.
  • Knowledge, interpretation and application of legislation, policies and procedures.


Apart from contributing to the safety of our community, you will also benefit from a competitive remuneration package and a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities, and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing.

Additional benefits include:

  • Working in a team of other psychologists and multidisciplinary professionals
  • Being able to work with clientele who present with complex mental health needs
  • Access to flexible work arrangements
  • Access to professional development, thorough onboarding training and support by Senior Psychologists
  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Eligible for registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • If eligible for registration as Provisional Psychologist, must be either currently on the 4+2 internship pathway, or have completed an APAC accredited 5th year degree in psychology and eligible for 5+1 internship pathway.

For a confidential discussion please don't hesitate to call or email.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference:  QLD/554910/24

Closing Date:  Wednesday, 18th September 2024

Further information

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