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Senior Psychologist - International Applicants - Move to Australia

Job Title: Senior Psychologist - International Applicants - Move to Australia
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sale
Industry:
Salary: $AU 100,000 plus bonus
Reference: GEO1051
Job Published: April 30, 2018 11:41

Job Description

Job No: GEO1051

Location: Fulham VIC 3850

PERMANENT, FULL-TIME

FULHAM CORRECTIONAL CENTRE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

Lead a team of clinical professionals in a dynamic work environment

Long term stable employment in a beautiful regional setting of Victoria

An attractive salary of $AU100,000 p/a plus super with an annual bonus of $AU15,000 is on offer

Visa Sponsorship and Relocation assistance available to the right applicant

About The GEO Group Australia

We are the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. Our goal is to deliver better corrections, and in doing so, create safer communities.

We measure our success in delivering ‘better corrections’ in two ways: against our objective of being Australia’s best provider of correctional services, as well as our ability to make these services better over time through innovation and continual improvement.

We measure our success in delivering ‘safer communities’ through our ability to successfully reintegrate the prisoners we release, with corresponding reductions in their rate of re-offending.
To reduce re-offending we apply the GEO Continuum of Care:

  • We work not only in our correctional centres but continue our services out into the community to support our prisoners after release
  • We work not only with our prisoners but also with those critical to their rehabilitation and reintegration such as families, social networks and other service providers
  • We work not only during our prisoners’ sentences but also afterwards as they leave the correctional system and return fully to their communities.

Our five values which deliver Better Corrections, Safer Communities are that we Partner, we Lead, we Deliver, we Measure and we Respond.

For more information about our organisation, visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au 

About Fulham Correctional Centre

Fulham Correctional Centre is located near Sale in Victoria, approximately 200km east of Melbourne.

Fulham has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Corrections Victoria since opening in 1997. It is Victoria's largest regional correctional centre.

Fulham’s primary role is to safely and securely house up to 947 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 prisoner’s risk of reoffending and increase the likelihood of successful community reintegration.

A key area of Fulham's operations is the Nalu Challenge Community. Located next to the main prison site, Nalu's prisoners benefit from an intensive program of community reparation, leadership/team work challenges and preparation for reintegration into the community.

For more information about the Gippsland area and whats on offer in the area, please follow this link: http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Gippsland 

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Rehabilitation and Reintegration, the Senior Psychologist is responsible for the leadership, management and supervision of a diverse team of clinical professionals who work with prisoners to reduce their risk of re-offending. 

The Senior Psychologist is responsible for coordinating and planning clinical service delivery across key service pathways for serious violent offenders, general offenders and drug and alcohol offenders. As an experienced practitioner, the Senior Psychologist also maintains a small caseload of complex offenders. The Senior Psychologist provides supervision, coaching and mentoring to Chartered Psychologists, Social Workers and Counsellors to ensure ethical and responsive interventions that make a real difference in the lives of prisoners and their families.  

A dynamic leader in the broader correctional environment, the Senior Psychologist provides a respected and important interface with prison operations on issues related to offender rehabilitation and reintegration.

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will posess the following skills and experience:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) or eligibility to do so.
  • Two or more years of experience as a registered practitioner completing assessments, individual and group interventions, in a correctional, clinical or other relevant setting, preferably with mandated clients.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals including the provision of clinical supervision, guidance and mentoring.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise, support and reinforce cross-agency consultation and collaboration in order to achieve shared goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and efficiently prepare and vet complex clinical reports.
  • An ability to communicate a clear vision, manage performance expectations, and ensure policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Membership of relevant Professional Bodies or organisations.

For further information or to obtain a position description, please contact Human Resources Officer Ms Daisy Devitt on (03) 5142 3830 or at ddevitt@geogroup.com.au

Applications Close - Sunday, 20 May 2018

Make a real difference – apply now!