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  • Ongoing role at Hunter NSW
  • A role that benefits the community
  • Industry leading training and career development
  • Generous leave entitlements including flex leave
  • Salary based on experience and Award

Make the move to a rewarding career with Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) and be part of a refreshed strategy aimed at breaking the cycle of reoffending.

CSNSW offers psychologists a variety of experience that you will not get elsewhere.

About the Company

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) was formed in 2019 with the merger of two former departments Family and Community Services (FACS) and Justice.

By combining FACS and Justice, the two former agencies are now able to work together as DCJ to support everyone’s right to access justice, to help families, and to promote early intervention and inclusion, in order to provide benefits for the whole community.

Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) delivers professional correctional services and programs to reduce the risk of re-offending and enhance public safety. It serves a key function of the NSW Communities and Justice Sector by providing effective, safe and humane management of offenders both in custody and in the community CSNSW also works in partnership with other government and community agencies to ensure that offenders and their families are supported.

About the role

The Hunter Correctional Centre, one of CSNSW’s two rapid build prisons, is a maximum security facility housing 400 sentenced (and small proportion of remand) male offenders located on the Cessnock Correctional Complex. The Senior Psychologist/Senior Specialist Psychologist role is based at Hunter Correctional centre and manages a team of two psychologists. The main duties of the role include:

  • Providing supervision to a team of psychologists and provision of direct psychological services to adult offenders in custody.
  • Providing expert and timely advice, psychological assessments, case formulation, interventions and reports on matters relating to psychological services.
  • Attending meetings and liaising with internal and external stakeholders as required.
  • Maintaining concise documents and notes on offenders receiving psychological services.
  • Assist in the development of professional training and professional development for individual psychologists in the cluster
  • Attending professional development and networking opportunities including the annual Psychological Conference.

Please review the Role Description for further details.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum four year accredited qualification in psychology with current full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, and is eligible to be a Board-approved supervisor.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the psychologist’s ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment and treatment in psychology including mental health issues, cognitive impairment, and with respect to behaviour management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability with regards to criminogenic risk assessments, including risks related to sex and violent offending.
  • Sound knowledge and ability in the professional supervision of psychologists.


  • Salary from $109,234 - $135,602 pa plus superannuation.
  • Industry leading training with ongoing career development and support.
  • Generous leave entitlements including flex leave.
  • CPD provided through the annual CSNSW Psychology Conference
  • Group supervision and peer support
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation.

How to Apply

Simply click ‘apply’ to complete the application form. Please attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.

For application enquiries or technical issues, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via recruitment

For more specific information about the role please contact: Jillian Cawood (Chief Psychologist) at or 0419 538 338

Closing date: 9th September 2021

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. If a vacancy arises in your preferred location during this time, you may be contacted and asked to attend the location to meet the manager. From there a final decision will be made regarding whether to activate the talent pool. Offers are based on location preference, capabilities, knowledge and experience.

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

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