Department of Justice, Corrective Services NSW

Attractive Salary - Remuneration package up to $123,112

3 ongoing roles at Long Bay Correctional Centre and South Coast Correctional Centre

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary vacancies which may occur in Sydney Metropolitan Area and the South Coast region over the next 12 months.

Corrective Services NSW Psychology Services is responsible for conducting assessments and providing interventions that address the risks, needs and responsivity issues to reduce the risk of re-offending by adult offenders in correctional centres and under community supervision.

Sex & Violent Offender Therapeutic Programs (SVOTP) provides specialised psychological services targeted to the highest risk and needs sexual and violent offenders in custody and the community. The programs are managed by the Director, State-wide programs.

Corrective Services NSW is currently seeking two enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join our team as a Psychologist/Specialist Psychologist. The positions are based at Long Bay Correctional Centre and South Coast Correctional Centre. The Psychologist/Specialist Psychologist provides assessment and intervention to offenders participating in the Violent Offenders Therapeutic Program.

For more information:
Review Role Description

How to apply:
Click here for the Recruitment and Selection Applicant Guide

Please complete the following:
Answer all questions on the online application form.

Include a covering letter maximum (2) pages and an up-to-date resume of no more than five (5) pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this position.

Ensure your profile is updated with current referees. You are required to provide e-mail addresses for two nominated referees, one of which must be a current or recent supervisor within the last 12 months.

Original certificates of qualifications and registration must be presented at interview.

For appointment as a Specialist Psychologist you must satisfy the additional selection criteria and qualifications,

click here for additional specialist psychologist criteria

(please ensure you tick the box for 'specialist' and address these criteria in your written application). Applicants may be considered for appointment at the classification/level of Specialist Psychologist set out in the Crown Employees (Psychologists) Award, provided they meet the relevant criteria. This is unrelated to recognition as a specialist by AHPRA. In line with the National Laws governing the registration of health professionals in Australia, a psychologist can only use the term specialist in their job title if they are on the specialist register, even if he/she is paid as a specialist under the Award referred to above.

In accordance with the

Government Employment Sector (GSE) Act 2013

, all current and new employees will be employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans.

Part of the assessment process may include additional online capability testing, skills testing or work samples in accordance with the new Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

Closing Date: 2 November 2016


Sydney Region-Sydney - East

Work Type


Number of Positions


Total Remuneration Package:
$123,112. Package includes salary ($63,222 - $111,067), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


[email protected]


02 4424 6106

Closing Date

02-Nov-2016, 11:59:00 PM

Job Category



Metropolitan Region

Key Application Responses

Targeted Questions

1. Describe in detail your experience in administering psychological assessment tools relevant to violent offenders and how you could apply this to the role as a CSNSW Psychologist.

2. Outline the primary psychological issues of working with violent offenders and describe the psychological theory and strategies you would utilise to address these issues.

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