Corrections Psychologist |Flexible hours and shifts available

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Corrections Psychologist |Flexible hours and shifts available

ACM Healthcare is working on behalf of a government department to source several Psychologists to provide safe, modern, and responsive correctional services which rehabilitate prisoners and offenders and prevent crime making Queensland safer.  

Job Description:

  • Conduct independent risk assessments of harm to self or others, including acute or chronic risk.
  • Provide clinical assessment of psychopathology, psychosocial needs and protective factors to inform interventions, referrals and individual management strategies.
  • Functional assessment of behaviours of concern adversely affecting the adult’s quality of life to inform individual management strategies.
  • Administration, scoring and interpretation of psychometric assessments of cognitive functioning, memory, personality and mental health to determine treatment readiness and appropriateness of interventions.
  • Undertake assessment of high risk offenders to identify rehabilitation needs, an appropriate treatment pathway and specific program interventions.
  • Undertake complex assessments of risk to the community, including identification of outstanding treatment needs, evaluation of relapse prevention plans and consolidation of learning from offending behaviour interventions, and preparation of reports to inform the Parole Boards’ decision-making.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and contemporary understanding of psychopathology, diagnostic classification systems and clinical and psychometric assessment tools.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and understanding of contemporary correctional concepts, principles and practices relevant to psychological assessment of risk.
  • Ensure maintenance of accurate records and appropriate storage of data relevant to assessments and associated reports.
  • Engage in evidence based practice relevant to the prevention of suicide and self-harm behaviour.
  • Provide advice regarding the safe management of adults with a heightened risk of suicide or self- harm, including acute or chronic risk.


 Essential criteria:

  • Available either part time or full time with 3, 4 or 5 days per week
  • Fully registered with the Australian Psychology Board + AHPRA        
  • Competence in CBT, some experience/willingness with other therapies in particular Mindfulness based therapies, ACT, CFT, Schema, DBT, MI
  • Clinical experience with a wide range of presentations/issues


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