The Department of Justice, Corrective Services is seeking Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychologists to provide assessments and intervention to adult offenders in custody or the community. Recruitment will be over a 12 month period and successful applicants will be placed in a pool with initial appointments offered to fill current vacancies. Positions are available for full-time/part-time, permanent and contract positions.
This is a great opportunity for registered psychologists with practice endorsement or working toward practice endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia to work in a unique and dynamic work environment. You will be professionally supported through clinical and line supervision, your local team, and more generally as a member of the Psychological Services staff. The Department is able to provide supervision for practice endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia.
There are three main areas where Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychologists are positioned within Psychological Services Directorate. These roles are defined as:
ASSESSMENT: Psychologists provide psychological assessment services for adult offenders in either custody or the community to help inform the Courts, releasing authorities, and prison management about risk of reoffending, treatment needs, psychological functioning and the rehabilitation needs of offenders.
INTERVENTION-Custody: Psychologists deliver targeted psychological interventions to prisoners located in West Australia’s metropolitan public prisons to address outstanding treatment needs for the purposes of rehabilitation, staff safety and prisoner safety.
INTERVENTION-Community: Psychologists deliver targeted psychological interventions to community based offenders across Western Australia for the purpose of rehabilitation and to reduce risk to the community. As part of the Adult Community Psychological Services team you will be based at one of the Adult Community Corrections (ACC) centres where you will also act as a consultant to ACC staff on psychological aspects of behaviour management.
Job related requirements
To be eligible for Specified Callings 2 you must possess a four year degree in Psychology; and a two year (minimum) accredited Masters or Doctorate degree in the approved area of practice (Clinical/Counselling/Forensic) for which supervision towards endorsement is being undertaken; and have general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Please note that the Department is able to provide supervision for the purpose of endorsement.
To be eligible for Specified Callings 3 you must possess a four year degree in Psychology; and a two year (minimum) accredited Masters or Doctorate degree in an approved area of practice; and have general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia; and be endorsed in an approved area of practice (Clinical/Counselling/ Forensic).
Note that travel within the State may be required.
Please see the attached JDF for more information about the Role Specific Responsibilities of this position. All Departmental employees are required to undergo a National Criminal History check.
Further job related information
If you are interested in this position and would like further information on the role, contact Gail Della Torre on (08) 9334 6082.
How to apply
The Department preferred method of application is via the Apply Now button below. You will be required to complete relevant personal information and attach documents as requested.
- Provide a current resume including the contact details of 2 recent work referees and a 2 page statement outlining in broad terms your suitability for the role. Please do not provide a statement against each of the work related criteria.
- Provide a DE-IDENTIFIED report that you have written to demonstrate your ability to write a professional report for a non clinical audience. A forensic/legal report is preferred however if you have not written for this audience any professional clinical report can be submitted to demonstrate your report writing skills.
Please note that you are able to indicate your preference in your application. One application only is required for one or more of these roles/positions.
Any remaining work related requirements as listed in the JDF may be assessed at some stage during the selection process.
Please ensure that at least 1 referee is a current or recent supervisor/line manager.
Forwarding your application
To apply applicants are requested to:
Apply online (Preferred)
- Click on the “Apply for Job” button at the top/bottom of the screen
- Complete all of the online application questions
- Attach all required documentation
- Complete application for vacancy form which is attached to the advert
- Attach all required documentation and ensure all the above is stapled
- Post your completed application to:
DOJ Recruiting Branch
Department of Justice
GPO Box F317, PERTH WA 6841
- Applications received after the closing date/time or applications sent to us by email cannot be accepted.
- As we prefer to contact you by email for any interview or other matter, you are encouraged to apply online and provide a current valid e-mail address.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department upholds a working environment that is free from discrimination in accordance with Equal Opportunity legislation.
This is an open ended recruitment process, and applications will be considered on a regular basis throughout the 12 month period.