NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Psychologist - Youth Justice Community Office (BB-C681F)

Found in: Neuvoo AU


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 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 orders.

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 

    About you

    In addition to meeting the essential requirements, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

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