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Lotus Glen Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Mareeba

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.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Cairns region
Job ad reference QLD/461901/23
Closing date 05-Nov-2023
Job duration
Contact person Beth Fulton
Contact details (07) 4092 9286
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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.

LOCATION: Lotus Glen Correctional Centre provides a unique opportunity for staff to work with clients from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from regional and remote settings to address their individual needs. Psychologists working at the centre will conduct assessment, intervention and case management activities and develop skills, knowledge and experience in applying a culturally safe lens to their practice. Onsite Board Approved Supervision can be provided. Candidates with demonstrated experience in working with people from diverse cultures are strongly encouraged to apply.



- Demonstrated expertise in evidence based assessment and intervention for adults, experiencing difficulties related to 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, 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.

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Last updated
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