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Level 3, 9 George Street, Parramatta
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 0459861922
Web Site: https://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/

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Psychologist, Youth Justice


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Job Description:

Psychologist – Youth Justice

 
  • Ongoing positions
  • Starting salary for a provisional psychologist $68,084 + super and annual leave
  • Professional support and supervision

A number of opportunities exist within Youth Justice for Psychologists to join our growing multi-disciplinary teams in Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Orange and Moree/Glen Innes. 

 

If you are a motivated team player, resilient in challenging situations and want to make a difference in young people’s lives, we encourage you to apply.
 

About the role:

 

  • Provide psychological assessment, intervention, and deliver therapeutic services or programs to young people, including those who sexually offend.
  • Assist in the formulation and review of individual Risk - Needs - Responsivity based case plans for the management and supervision of young people in custody or sentenced to a custodial or community order.
  • Deliver training to staff, including caseworkers, in the screening, identification and support of young people with mental health problems, intellectual disability or cognitive impairment.
  • Maintain confidential documentation, including electronic Case Notes on Client Information Management System, in accordance with departmental policies, APS guidelines on record keeping and professional ethics.
  • Prepare reports, advice, and consultation to statutory authorities such as State Parole Authority, Children’s Courts, the Serious Offenders Review Panel, and Mental Health Review Tribunal.

 

The role offers:

 

  • Salary based on award
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Opportunity to develop your skills
  • Professional support and supervision
  • Access to staff benefits
  • Culturally diverse workplace with equal opportunity

Job Requirements:

Requirements of the role:

 

  • Minimum four year accredited qualification in psychology with current provisional or full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the psychological assessment and treatment of adolescents including mental health issues, cognitive impairment, and with respect to behaviour management.
  • Demonstrated level of knowledge and understanding of contemporary concepts, principles and practices relevant to the psychological assessment and treatment of young people who offend.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability with regards to criminogenic risk assessments, including risks related to sex and violent offending and associated interventions.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the psychologist's ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability relating to agency policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
  • Current NSW driver's licence with ability and willingness to travel throughout NSW.
  • Current NSW Working With Children Check clearance.

Click here for more information about the role and its focus capabilities.

 

How to apply:

 

  1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  2. Ensure you have an up-to-date resume which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position
  3. Ensure you have a brief cover letter introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the role
  4. Ensure you answer all the pre-screening questions

 

A talent pool will be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 12 months.
 

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Youth Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTQI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
 

Youth Justice encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

Occupations:

Medical-Health: Mental Health, Social Service
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Job ID:

9117

Location:

Dubbo, NSW, Australia

Title:

Psychologist, Youth Justice

Category:

Government
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Posted:

20.08.2019

Salary:

$68,084 - $101,207 per year