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Woodford Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Woodford

Unlock an incredible opportunity as a psychologist at Woodford Correctional Centre! Within this role you will provide mental health assessment and intervention, and assist prisoners to desist from future offending and to promote successful reintegration into the community.

Woodford Correctional Centre psychological services team is a large and energetic multidisciplinary team supported by several Senior Psychologists. You will be supported with onsite training and regular professional development opportunities within a supportive team environment.

Job details

Position status Permanent,Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Sunshine Coast
Job ad reference QLD/574265/24
Closing date 23-Sep-2024
Job duration 6 months with possibility of extension
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.

Woodford Correctional Centre is the largest correctional centre in Queensland and accommodates male prisoners. The centre has both a Maximum-Security Unit and a purpose-built Safety Unit - accommodating some of the most complex and vulnerable male prisoners. A Psychologist 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.


  • 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/574265/24

Closing Date:  Monday, 23rd September 2024

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