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Senior Psychologist - Clarence Correctional Centre

Job Req ID:  92461
Posting Start Date: 

Grafton, New South Wales, AU

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 
  • Enjoy work/life balance with full-time and part-time opportunities available
  • Multi-disciplinary team delivering integrated patient-centred healthcare
  • Promote the rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates

About You
You will be ready to embark on an exciting career opportunity, joining a passionate team at the new Clarence Correctional Centre in Grafton, NSW. You will thrive on overseeing the provision of specialised assessment and intervention services to address the risks and needs of inmates, supporting their ongoing management and successful reintegration into the community. You will bring an aptitude for leadership and ability in the professional supervision of psychologists.


About the Role
As the Senior Psychologist on site, you will develop policies and procedures relating to psychology services offenders, provide regular individual and/or group supervision for Psychologists and Program Delivery Officers and provide direct psychological service delivery where appropriate in complex cases. You will ensure documentation standards are met, risk intervention is conducted, and negotiate service provisions and appropriate role boundaries for the team. 

You will prepare psychological assessments and reports to relevant boards, specialist services and agencies and assist the relevant managers with the IMP review process.

To help us make a difference, you will have:

  • Current registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Post-graduate qualification at Masters level or higher in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology or relevant disciplines
  • Ability and willingness to obtain Certificate IV in Correctional Practice-Case Management within the first 12 months of employment
  • Registration as a STAP Supervisor or meet the requirements of a STAP Supervisor in line with APHRA
  • Experience in assessment and treatment in correctional psychology including mental health issues, cognitive impairment and with respect to behaviour management
  • Experience in criminogenic risk assessments, including risks related to sex and violent offending
  • Experience working in a Correctional environment delivering in psychological theory & practice and group process, ideally including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Informed Care (highly desired)
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of contemporary correctional concepts, principles and practices relevant to psychology assessment and treatments
  • High level ability to recognise and resolve conflict through the management of different behaviours
  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour

What we offer
1.    Annual leave, sick leave, volunteer leave, defence leave
2.    Two (2) days volunteer leave each year, to support community and social causes important to you 
3.    Retail, health insurance and gym membership discounts 
4.    Market-based remuneration package
5.    Meals and on-site parking
6.    Employee Assistance Program, providing advice and support to help you navigate events in your work and personal life. 

About Grafton
Located on the NSW Mid-North Coast, Grafton is approx. 6.5 hours’ drive from Sydney and 3-4 hours from Brisbane. Set on the Clarence River, it is the main hub for the Clarence Valley with a rich natural beauty and is ideally located if you prefer the hinterland or the ocean as your backdrop.  With recent Pacific Highway upgrades and investment in infrastructure, and with affordable housing and access to good schools and recreation options, it is the ideal location for your next career move with your family.

The Clarence Correctional Centre is a 1700 bed facility making it the largest and most state-of-the-art correctional centre in Australia. Serco Australia has a 20-year contract to operate and maintain the centre, creating the opportunity for long-term, rewarding and secure employment with exciting career prospects in one of Australia’s most spectacular coastal and country locations. Enjoy the best of river, hinterland and coastal living which the Clarence Valley has to offer, along the work life which comes with this role so you can take advantage of it all.


About Us

We have been operating correctional services in Australia for almost 15 years. As a prison operator, safety and security is always our first priority and the new Clarence Correctional Centre is no exception.  Due to open mid-2020, this 1,700-bed state-of-the-art facility will be the largest correctional centre in Australia.


At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world. We apply world's best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Healthcare, Immigration, Justice and Transport. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. To learn more please visit


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If you are inspired to make a positive different and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply now.

Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do.  We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter. 

We are committed to diversity and we encourage people to apply from different backgrounds.  By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LBGTI+) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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