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Southern Queensland Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Spring Creek

Are you a passionate and dedicated Psychologist or Provisional Psychologist looking for a role with real impact? At Queensland Corrective Services, we're not just a team, we're a community dedicated to creating safer environments and reducing crime.

Be part of something meaningful and make a difference.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Brisbane - West,Toowoomba region
Job ad reference QLD/526429/23
Closing date 08-Jan-2024
Job duration
Contact person Emily Henderson
Contact details Mobile: 0438 732 205
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Join Us in Transforming Lives at Queensland Corrective Services!

Why Choose QCS?

  • Professional Growth: Access to professional development, including thorough onboarding training and ongoing support from Senior Psychologists.
  • Flexibility: Enjoy flexible work arrangements, allowing you to achieve work life  balance.
  • Financial Wellbeing: Competitive yearly salary of $94,553 - $103,029, 12.75% employer superannuation contribution, 17.5% annual leave loading and assistance for external supervision.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Work in a supportive team, which offers accrued time leave, access to Employee Assistance Program and on-site secondary supervision in most locations for Provisional Psychologists.
  • Impactful Work: Engage with diverse clientele presenting with complex mental health needs, making a meaningful contribution to their rehabilitation journey and community safety.
  • Foundational Skills: Set yourself up for success by gaining skills in risk management in a supported environment.

Your Impact:

As a Psychologist at QCS, you'll play a crucial role in transforming lives. You'll work within a multidisciplinary team, employing evidence-based assessments and brief interventions for adults facing challenges related to mental health, suicidality,cognitive impairment, or developmental disorders.

Essential Qualifications:

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

Southern Queensland Correctional Centre (SQCC) is a women's facility located in Spring Creek, approximately 17 kms from the township of Gatton in the Lockyer Valley and 45 mins west of Ipswich.

The centre provides high security secure placement accommodation for sentenced and remand women that are classified as high or low security.

Women who enter the criminal justice system often come from lives characterised by sexual, emotional and physical abuse, domestic and family violence, substance addiction and mental health problems. There is a unique opportunity for psychologists to work with female prisoners within a multidisciplinary therapeutic team conducting assessment, group and individual intervention to support positive rehabilitation outcomes. Candidates interested in working with women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference:  QLD/526429/23

Closing Date:  Monday, 8th January 2024

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