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Senior Psychologist


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Full job description
  • Empower individuals to make positive and pro-social choices
  • Ready to make your mark within an established, global business
  • Fulltime position

About the Role

The programs department at Acacia prison delivers offence specific interventions that focus on targeting specific prisoner needs, including violence and addictions. Programs are co-facilitated for 10-12 participants under the supervision of a Senior Psychologist/Social Worker and Program Manager.

Our programs encourage, challenge and empower individuals to make positive and pro-social choices to benefit themselves, the prison and the wider community.  The role of Senior Psychologist/Social Worker is to provide clinical supervision of therapeutic manual based interventions in an attempt to challenge offending behaviours, whilst promoting and supporting positive behaviour change.

This role is responsible for the integrity and quality of the suite of offending behaviour programs currently delivered at Acacia. An integral part of this is the supervision and development of staff delivering these interventions.

About You

You will be a natural leader, ready to make your mark within an established, global business. You will have the experience in program management to encourage, challenge and empower individuals to make positive and pro-social choices to benefit themselves, the prison and the wider community.  Having knowledge on clinical disorders which are of significant prevalence within the prison population, you will demonstrate structured cognitive behavioural approach to facilitate change in offender behaviour.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Psychologist: Degree in Psychology AND eligible for full registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Association (AHPRA)  OR
  • Social Worker: Degree in Social Work; AND eligibility for registration with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Demonstrated experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team in the provision of psychological services and programs, preferably within a correctional or other institutional setting
  • Significant background in group facilitation, ideally dealing with complex mental health or behavioural concerns
  • Leadership/ supervisor experience (highly regarded)

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

Serco requires employees in this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. Please consider this requirement when submitting your application.

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 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. 

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 [email protected] (LBGTI+) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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Job details
Date posted
30 Jul 2022
Psychology & Counselling
Job mode
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