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Registered Psychologist

The GEO Group Australia - Junee, NSW

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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 Registered 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 offender 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.


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.


Application Process


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.


Additional Information


To obtain further information about this role contact Senior Psychologist, Samantha Ainsworth on (02) 6930 5568.

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Applications Close - Continuous Recruitment


GEO is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply