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Senior Psychologist

Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Wacol

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced psychologist to join Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre. Within the role you will provide high level, specialist mental health assessment and intervention and be responsible for a providing supervision and leadership to a dedicated multidisciplinary team.

Job details

Position status Permanent,Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO5
Workplace Location Brisbane - South
Job ad reference QLD/511727/23
Closing date 10-Oct-2023
Job duration 6 months with possibility of extension
Contact person Emily Henderson
Contact details Mobile: 0438 732 505
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The essential requirements for this role are:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide clinical services of a complex nature, where established principles, procedures and methods require expansion, adaption and modification.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and evaluate service improvement initiatives and provide clinical practice supervision to less experienced practitioners.
  • Advanced level knowledge, expertise and skills, and the ability to apply contemporary evidence-based Psychology clinical practice within a complex environment including a high level of knowledge and skills in clinical assessment and intervention.
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work flexibly to respond to changing work priorities and to provide high level advice regarding professional standards.
  • Applicants must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as ability to respond to dynamics of demanding work in a correctional environment.
  • Communication skills at a level that enables you to represent the work unit in collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, managers and stakeholders regarding service delivery improvement opportunities and offender outcomes within a rehabilitative framework.
  • Staff management skills and experience including knowledge of and demonstrated ability to implement contemporary human resource management practices.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the psychologist's ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability.
  • Well- developed knowledge of prisoner populations and common mental health, substance abuse, risk of suicide and self-harm and other offending related needs.
  • Well-developed knowledge of the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to culturally appropriate service delivery that can be applied to a correctional environment.

Qualifications, professional registration, conditions and other requirements:

  • General registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is mandatory along with relevant qualifications.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference:  QLD/511727/23

Closing Date:  Tuesday, 10 October 2023

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