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Senior Psychologist


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

Exciting Opportunity: Senior Psychologist at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre!

Join our unique team in Queensland, where we serve as the primary placement centre for women in Southeast Queensland. As a Senior Psychologist, you'll lead mental health assessment and intervention, providing clinical supervision and guidance to a diverse team. Collaboration is key for optimal prisoner outcomes.

If you're passionate about making a positive impact, have expertise in mental health, and strong leadership skills, apply now! Join us at Southern Queensland Correctional Complex and be part of something meaningful.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO5
Workplace Location Toowoomba region
Job ad reference QLD/533638/23
Closing date 07-Mar-2024
Job duration
Contact person Andrew Connellan
Contact details Mobile: 0402 638 355
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Join our Team as a Senior Psychologist at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre!

Are you a dedicated Senior Psychologist seeking a role that offers more than just a job? Look no further! At Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, we offer an enriching environment with a strong focus on your professional growth and a supportive, inclusive culture.

Southern Queensland Correctional Centre is a unique in that it serves as the primary placement centre for women in Queensland. The centre employs a gender responsive and trauma informed approach to rehabilitation and management of women in custody. The role of Senior Psychologist thrives on collaboration within a multidisciplinary setting, blending psychological perspectives with operational insights to achieve the best possible outcomes for prisoners.

Why Choose Us:

  1. Skill Development: As a Senior Psychologist, you'll have the opportunity to lead a multidisciplinary team, providing high-level mental health assessment and intervention. Our unique environment challenges you to expand your expertise and refine your skills in complex clinical services.
  2. Mentoring and Growth: You'll play a pivotal role in the professional development of our team members. Through clinical supervision and mentorship, you'll not only make a difference in the lives of prisoners but also contribute to the growth of your colleagues.
  3. Inclusive Culture: We believe in a collaborative and inclusive work environment.  You'll have the chance to work alongside professionals from diverse backgrounds, gaining valuable insights and perspectives.
  4. Culturally Sensitive Practice: Southern Queensland Correctional Centre has a diverse population, including individuals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. You'll be part of a team that places a strong emphasis on culturally appropriate psychological service delivery, enhancing your understanding and adaptability.
  5. Supportive Leadership: Our leadership team is committed to your success. They provide guidance, resources, and a platform for open communication, ensuring you have the support you need to excel.

Your Impact:

  1. Clinical Expertise: Proficient in complex clinical services.
  2. Service Enhancement: Improve delivery and mentor colleagues.
  3. Advanced Psychological Practice: Apply evidence-based Psychology in complex settings.
  4. Communication and Adaptability: Strong communication, adapt to change, provide expert advice.
  5. Analytical Skills: Sharp problem-solving in a demanding environment.
  6. Collaboration and Advocacy: Effectively represent the unit in improvement efforts.
  7. Staff Management: Competent in HR practices.
  8. Ethical and Legal Acumen: Understand professional obligations.
  9. Population Insights: Expertise in prisoner populations, mental health, and substance abuse.
  10. Cultural Sensitivity: Understand culturally appropriate service delivery, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals.

Qualifications and Registration:

  • Bachelor's degree (4 years) in psychology or behavioural science.
  • General registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

If you're passionate about making a difference and want a role that offers continuous skill development in a supportive and inclusive culture, apply now! Join us at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre and be part of a team dedicated to positive change.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference:  QLD/533638/23

Closing Date:  Thursday, 7th March 2024

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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