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Senior Psychologist

Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Wacol

Unlock an incredible opportunity as a Senior Psychologist at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre! As a Senior Psychologist, you'll lead mental health assessment and intervention, providing clinical supervision and guidance to a diverse team.

Collaboration is key for optimal prisoner outcomes. If you're passionate about making a positive impact, have expertise in mental health, and strong leadership skills, apply now!

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/571621/24
Closing date 09-Aug-2024
Job duration
Contact person Andrew Connellan
Contact details 0402 638 355
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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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Culturally Sensitive Practice: Arthur Gorrie Queensland 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.
  1. 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 providing clinical services to complex and vulnerable individuals.
  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.


Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Psychologist. Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre is a high security centre. The centre is one of the primary reception centres for newly sentenced male prisoners in SEQ with the view to supporting prisoners to move onto a placement centre following assessment. 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. 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.

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 ArthurGorrie Queensland  Correctional Centre and be part of a team dedicated to positive change.


Applications to remain current for 12 months.            

Job Ad Reference: QLD/571621/24

Closing Date: Friday, 9th August 2024.


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