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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/571489/24
Closing date 08-Aug-2024
Job duration
Contact person Andrew Connellan
Contact details Mobile: 0402 638 355
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• Competitive Salary & Benefits: Enjoy a lucrative remuneration package, up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution, and 17.5% annual leave loading.
• Professional Growth: Benefit from thorough onboarding training, ongoing professional development, and mentorship by Senior Psychologists.
• Flexible Work Arrangements: Achieve work-life balance with flexible scheduling options.
• Supportive Environment: Work within a cohesive multidisciplinary team dedicated to professional excellence.
• Unique Experience: Engage with some of Queensland's most complex and vulnerable prisoners, enhancing your expertise in forensic and clinical psychology.


At QCS we value individuals who align with our mission and thrive in our dynamic environment. Our strategic objectives are:

• Creating safer correctional environments
• Ensuring humane management of prisoners and offenders
• Fostering partnerships and community collaboration
• Reducing crime

The Psychological Services Unit, part of the Specialist Operations Branch, provides exceptional support to psychological services staff in correctional centres through expert clinical advice, professional development, and governance oversight.

LOCATION: 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.


• Specialised Expertise: Proven skills in evidence-based assessment and intervention for adults facing challenges such as suicidality, mental health issues, cognitive impairments, or developmental disorders.
• Strong Communication: Exceptional written communication abilities to produce high-quality professional reports and case notes, along with outstanding verbal skills to engage effectively with a diverse client group.
• Legislative Knowledge: In-depth understanding of, and ability to interpret and apply, relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.
• Commitment to Excellence: A passion for continuous learning and professional development, with a dedication to applying best practices in forensic and clinical psychology.


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

For a confidential discussion, please contact us via phone or email.

Take the next step in your career and make a lasting impact!

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/571489/24

Closing Date: Thursday, 8th August 2024

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