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Provisional Psychologist

Job Req ID:  129203
Posting Start Date:  12-Jan-2022

Lavadia, New South Wales, AU, 2462

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 
  • Long term career opportunities
  • Live by the beach or the hinterland
  • Onsite supervision available for those engaged in 4+2 and 5+1 internship programs


About You

You are a new and developing psychologist, with a passion for the profession and working with complex mental health or behavioural issues. You are a clinical professional who is committed to the wellbeing of inmates and all associations within the correctional centre. You have a proven ability to work effectively and proactively in a team environment and enjoy working collaboratively with others to achieve the goals and objectives of the Centre. You understand the importance of creating and maintaining a culturally sensitive environment including respecting the diversity of inmates, staff and other stakeholders.


About the Role

In your position as a Provisional Psychologist, you will be responsible for providing psychological services and programs to Clarence Correctional Centre that support successful inmate rehabilitation in line with Serco’s key operating principles.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Minimum four-year accredited qualification in psychology with current provisional, or eligibility for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Ideally experience working in a Correctional environment delivering the suit of EQUIPS, Real Understanding of Self Help, and Out of the Dark programs (not essential)
  • Developing experience in assessment and treatment in psychology including mental health issues, cognitive impairment and with respect to behaviour management
  • A developing understanding of contemporary correctional concepts, principles and practices relevant to psychology assessment and treatments
  • An interest in conducting criminogenic risk assessments, including risks related to sex and violent offending and associated interventions
  • An awareness of your limitations and a keenness to utilise the supervision process to develop your skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the psychologist’s ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability
  • Cultural awareness including understanding the impact and management of different ethnic backgrounds, customs and contemporary issues
  • Ability to perform clinical diagnoses and provide advice to supervisors and relevant stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written forms
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Thorough report writing ability
  • Keenness to deliver effective and engaging programs
  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour


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.  Newly opened in mid-2020, this 1,700-bed state-of-the-art facility is 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


About NSW Mid-North Coast

Located on the beautiful NSW Mid-North Coast approx. 6 hours’ drive from Sydney and 4 hours from Brisbane our region offers rainforests, epic headlands, sand dunes and some of the best Australian beaches with a variety of multi-cultural cafes, restaurants and friendly community towns. Our region has something to offer everyone from trail walks in National Parks, ocean adventures, sporting, relaxation and a vibrant culture. With recent Pacific Highway upgrades and investment in infrastructure, and with affordable housing and access to good schools and recreation options, you can select the ideal community location for your next career move with your family. Our closest communities are Grafton set on the Clarence River or if you are looking for that beach lifestyle consider Yamba, Woolgoolga, or Coffs Harbour with additional smaller beach communities along the way that all offer something unique.


Join Us

If you are inspired to make a positive difference 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.

By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (Networks) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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