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Psychologist - Part Time - Corrections

Serco - Adelaide, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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About You
Are you seeking an additional role or flexibility around your current work commitments? This part time 2 days a week role (Thursday and Friday) will tick all the boxes if you are enthusiastic about making a difference in the lives of others and are passionate about promoting the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners. You can ensure the safety and security of prisoners and the community, and provide a safe and respectful environment for staff, prisoners and visitors in a correctional setting. You have an ability to negotiate and resolve conflict, and identify and implement business improvement initiatives whilst ensuring no impact on services.

About the Role
Working within the Offender Development team, you will ensure a prisoner's psychological state is assessed and regularly reviewed, and appropriate social, emotional and practical support services are identified and facilitated.

You will oversee the provision of specialised assessment and intervention services to address the risks and needs of prisoners, in terms of their ongoing management and successful reintegration into the community. You will skilfully identify and prioritise vulnerable and at-risk prisoners and this, in many cases, will mandate you working closely with the Centre's Aboriginal Liaison Officer and its Services Coordinator. You will have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the psychologist's ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability.

You will understand contemporary correctional concepts, principles and practices relevant to psychology assessment and treatments.

This is a part time role working Thursday and Friday's approx 8am till 5pm.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Current registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Previous 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 in psychological theory & practice and group process
  • Knowledge on the key concepts of Marsha Linehan's Dialectical and Biosocial Theories and Borderline Personality Disorder (desirable).
  • An ability to demonstrate and promote respect for the dignity, culture, ethnicity, values and beliefs of offenders and colleagues

This is a position of trust and responsibility and to support this we will conduct a thorough probity assessment, which includes a national police check as an essential selection component for this role

About Us
We provide safe and secure prison management services across Australia and New Zealand that focus on reducing reoffending. We help prisoners turn their lives around through education, training, rehabilitation and reintegration programs. By reducing reoffending, we help to build safer communities.

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 www.serco.com/aspac

Join Us
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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Adelaide, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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