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Townsville Correctional Complex; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Stuart

We have an exciting opportunity for a psychologist to join Townsville Correctional Complex.

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 Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/539985/24
Closing date 18-Mar-2024
Job duration
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.


Townsville Correctional Complex consists of two separate high custody facilities- one for males and one for females. The complex also supports management of both male and female prisoners at separate low custody facilities. As a psychologist at TCC you will operate within a supportive multidisciplinary team based at one of the main high custody centres with opportunities to work across location and in collaboration with colleagues in custodial operations to support positive rehabilitative outcomes. At both female and male facilities, you will have the opportunity to conduct QCS specific assessments and brief intervention including focusing on connecting clients with external stakeholders. The centre provides financial support towards supervision for those registered as provisional psychologists.


  • 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


  • Provisional or General Registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

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