- Do you want to make a difference and change lives?
- Junee Correctional Centre is now seeking a Psychologist to join their Rehabilitation and Reintegration Team
- Excellent remuneration package negotiable with experience plus relocation assistance and a host of employee benefits!
- Safe and secure working environment - autonomy in the way you practice!
About The GEO Group Australia
The GEO Group Australia is the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW and VIC. Our goal is to deliver better corrections, and in doing so, create safer communities. As a Registered Training Provider (number 3570), GEO offers a wide variety of training programs which are nationally accredited.
Our company is defined by us always acting with Integrity, showing everyone Respect without fail, being Accountable at all times, always being Agile and continuously looking for opportunities to be Innovative.
For more information about our organisation and Junee Correctional Centre, visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au
To check out our videos, including the type of individual's we seek to join our business here.
About Junee Correctional Centre
Junee Correctional Centre is located in Junee, New South Wales, 40 kilometres north-east of Wagga Wagga.
Junee has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Corrective Services NSW since opening in 1993. It is Southern New South Wales' largest regional correctional centre.
Junee's primary role is to safely and securely house up to 910 adult male prisoners and progress their sentence plans by delivering a comprehensive range of education, vocational training, reintegration and offending behaviour programs. Together, these lower a prisoners' risk of re-offending and increase the likelihood of successful community reintegration.
The team at Junee achieves exceptionally high levels of prisoner engagement with its responsive interventions. This includes developing strategies that encourage and enable previously-marginalised prisoner groups such as Indigenous Australians and the chronically ill to participate.
About the Opportunity
The GEO Group Australia (GEO) now has a rewarding opportunity for a Psychologist to join our Rehabilitation and Reintegration Team on a full-time basis, located at the Junee Correctional Centre in NSW.
Reporting to the Senior Psychologist this position provides professional psychological intervention including assessments, reports, crisis counselling, and program facilitation. With huge autonomy in the types of assessment models you use and in the amount of time you are able to spend with each patient, your ultimate goal is to reduce recidivism amongst offenders and to help them safely and successfully reenter the community on their release.
Your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):
- Acting as a member of the High Risk Assessment Team (HRAT), to provide assessment of offenders who are considered to be at risk of suicide or self-harm and develop appropriate strategies for their management;
- Conducting CSNSW approved programs and individual intervention sessions and preparing notes and reports on progress as it relates to offenders’ rehabilitation needs, risk and treatment plans;
- Administering and interpreting individual cognitive functioning, personality and other psychological tests as appropriate; and
- Evaluating assessment data to identify causes of psychological concerns and determining appropriate strategies such as psychological intervention or referral to other specialists, services, or areas within CSNSW.
Successful candidates will either be offered a role OR placed in a talent pool (for a period of up to 6 months), until further vacancies arise.
To be considered for this position, you will possess full registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance and National Criminal History Check.
Psychologists of all experience levels and backgrounds are welcome to apply for this position, as long as you are open and willing to work within a correctional setting and can align your values with the core GEO Group value of delivering safer communities by reducing the rate of prisoners reoffending on their release back into the community.
If you happen to have any experience in the facilitation of group programs and/or an understanding of the psychological issues likely to be confronted in a correctional environment, this will be highly regarded.
Importantly, you will be resilient and flexible in your approach to psychological practice and be comfortable having direct contact with prisoners, in a safe and secure environment. You will have good communication skills, be willing to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, and have the ability to prepare detailed reports and recommendations on offender care.
About the Benefits
Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community, whilst giving you huge flexibility and autonomy in the way you practice.
You will benefit from a competitive salary package negotiable with the skills and experience you are bringing to the role. You will also be provided with full security training, orientation days, uniforms, and heavily subsidised meals while on shift.
In addition, relocation assistance can be negotiated for stand out candidates!
Don't miss this opportunity to join a dedicated and supportive team in a varied and stimulating role.
In order to assist GEO in processing your application for employment and determining your suitability and eligibility for a position with The GEO Group Australia, we ask that you complete a short questionnaire as part of the application process.
Due to the nature of our industry you will find that some of the questions contained in this questionnaire are unique and are different from those that you may have encountered in applying for other positions.
Please note: If you are successful in obtaining an interview for this position you will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration attesting your answers to this questionnaire.
At the end of the questionnaire, you will be required to attach a current Resume.
For any further information about the application process, please contact HR Officer, Sarah Bishop on (02) 6930 5583.
To obtain further information about this role, download the position description HERE or contact Senior Psychologist, Samantha Ainsworth on (02) 6930 5568.
Make a real difference - Apply Now!
ONGOING CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT - Suitable applicants will be invited for an interview
GEO is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply