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Senior Psychologist Practice Lead

Psychological Services; Specialist Operations; Community Corrections and Specialist Operations; Brisbane

Queensland Corrective Services are seeking a passionate and dedicated Senior Psychologist Practice Lead to work within Psychological Services Unit.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO5
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/567918/24
Closing date 18-Jun-2024
Job duration
Contact person Dominique Denaro
Contact details Phone: 3728 4750
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The Senior Psychological Practice Leader will oversee the governance processes for Psychological Services and interventions in correctional centres and regions including in relation to vulnerable prisoners and those identified as being at risk of suicide or self-harm. 

In this role you will:

  • Develop and implement sustainable training, practice support and professional development strategies for staff within the Psychological Services portfolio regarding suicide prevention, disability, and other activities that support psychologists to meet registration requirements.
  • Play a lead practice support role in QCS suicide prevention activities, including maintaining a working professional knowledge of best-practice principles for the management of suicidal and at-risk prisoners.
  • Develop, implement and oversight strategies to manage prisoners and offenders who have been identified as posing an elevated baseline risk of suicide or self-harm and/or with complex disability needs.
  • Work with frontline staff to embed procedural changes through training and professional development.
  • Identify and develop strategies to effectively respond to any emerging risks to the effectiveness of QCS Psychological Services.
  • Maintain a clinical caseload commensurate with responsibilities and/or provide expert advice on the appropriate management of complex/challenging cases.
  • Provide expert consultancy and advice on psychology practices to senior psychologists, psychologists and other operational managers.
  • Provide clinical supervision, support and mentorship to senior psychologists, provisional registrants and other identified staff.
  • Implement, coordinate and participate in quality monitoring processes to deliver state-wide consistency in the standard of suicide risk assessment and psychological service delivery and develop strategies to improve the quality and consistency of practice.
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of contemporary rehabilitation, disability and psychological professional practice issues, trends and practices.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships between the Agency and other key internal and external stakeholders including Queensland Health.
  • Collaborate effectively with other Commands and operational staff in order to achieve strategic and evidence-based outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of work activities, issues impacting the Directorate, Agency and the operation of other supporting areas.
  • Provide frontline psychological services in correctional centres as directed.

Job Ad Reference:  QLD/567918/24

Closing Date:  Tuesday, 18th June 2024

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