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Psychologist - Riverina Youth Justice Centre, Youth Justice Nsw

NSW Government - Mount Murray, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Temporary Full time up to 19 January 2022
  • Location: Wagga Wagga
  • Psychologist, Salary ($68,288 – $119,966 pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

About us

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the lead agency under the Stronger Communities Cluster. DCJ works to enable everyone's right to access justice and help for families through early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community. Stronger Communities is focussed on achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities by providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs. For the first time, the creation of DCJ and Stronger Communities provides an opportunity to focus on prevention and early intervention across both the social welfare and justice systems.

Youth Justice is a dynamic organisation in a period of exciting change. Youth Justice supervises and cares for young offenders in the community and in detention centres in NSW. The division provides diversionary and community-based services, as well as custodial services in detention centres for young people on remand and on control order 

About the role

  • Provide a consultancy service to staff regarding the psychological needs of Youth Justice Clients within custodial and community locations, as well as advice to statutory authorities.
  • Operate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, delivering psychological assessment, intervention, and therapeutic services.

Essential Requirements

  • Minimum four-year accredited qualification in psychology with current provisional or full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia:
  • A current Drivers’ Licence with ability and willingness to travel throughout NSW.
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check clearance for paid employment.

The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 requires persons engaged in children related work to have Working with Children clearances. If successful in this role you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role. To obtain further information and to apply for a WWCC clearance please click here

About you

In addition to meeting the essential requirements, the successful candidate must demonstrate strong capabilities in:

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Are dynamic and able to think on their feet.
  • Are responsive to individual needs and situations.

Click here to download the role description.

Applying for the role

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via https://jobs.dcj.nsw.gov.au/ OR www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

For any technical support please contact the Recruitment team on 1800 810 316 Option 4 or the Recruitment Consultant – Lisa Smith on 02 8688 1119

When applying you will need to:

1. Answer the two pre-screening questions below – we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability.

  • Describe your clinical experience in the delivery of trauma-informed therapeutic interventions to young people who offend, giving examples.
  • Give an example of how you would tailor your communication to deliver clinical information regarding young people’s needs to supervising staff.


2. Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description.

Contact: Pana Turaga |A/Centre Manager E: [email protected] | PH: 02 69210111

Closing date: Tuesday 22 June 2021 at 11:59pm

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit:

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Lisa Smith on 02 8688 1119 or E: [email protected] and advise us of your preferred method of communication. If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site

Mount Murray, NSW

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