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Senior Psychologist


Capricornia Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Etna Creek

We have a fulfilling opportunity for an experienced psychologist to join Capricornia Correctional Centre on a permanent basis. 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
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO5
Workplace Location Rockhampton region
Job ad reference QLD/564814/24
Closing date 05-Jun-2024
Job duration
Contact person Andrew Connellan
Contact details Mobile: 0402 638 355
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Capricornia Correctional Centre has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Psychologist. Capricornia Correctional Centre is based in Rockhampton and accommodates male prisoners functioning as a remand, reception and placement centre. The Senior Psychologist is responsible for the provision of high-level, specialist mental health assessment and intervention, and provides clinical supervision and leadership to a multidisciplinary team of psychologists and counsellors. The role will work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team effectively integrating psychology perspectives with other operational perspectives to affect optimal outcomes for prisoners. If you have these skills and are keen to work in a dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply.

WHAT CAN QCS OFFER:

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 from the Psychological Services Unit
- Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
- 17.5% annual leave loading
- Employee Assistance Program

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: Capricornia 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.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/564814/24

Closing Date: Wednesday, 5th June 2024

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