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Senior Psychologist

Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Wacol

We have a fulfilling opportunity for an experienced psychologist to join Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre. 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 Brisbane - South,Brisbane - West
Job ad reference QLD/568478/24
Closing date 20-Jun-2024
Job duration
Contact person Andrew Connellan
Contact details Mobile: 0402 638 355
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Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Psychologist. Brisbane Women's is the primary reception centre for women in Southeast Queensland. The centre employs a gender-responsive and trauma informed approach to rehabilitation and management of women in custody.

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 with female clients we encourage you to apply.

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: Brisbane Women's 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 Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre and be part of a team dedicated to positive change.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference:  QLD/568478/24

Closing Date:  Thursday, 20th June 2024

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