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Team Leader Specialist Interventions - Psychologist

ACT Government
  • Justice and Community Safety
  • ACT Corrective Services
  • Community Corrections and Release Planning / Programs and Reintegration
  • Programs and Interventions
  • Health Professional Level 4
  • Salary Range: $108,926 - $117,249 (PN: 14398)


ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is seeking a highly motivated, suitably qualified and experienced person to fill the position of Team Leader, Specialist Interventions (Psychologist, HP4), Community Corrections and Release Planning, at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC). The successful applicant will manage and support staff in the delivery 1:1 therapeutic interventions for detainees with identified needs in the AMC; the management and support of the detainee Peer Mentor Program; and provide critical incident responses as required.

In addition, through collaborative engagement, you will manage and support staff to actively promote community connections and reintegration. Further to this, you will manage the planning, development and evaluation of client programs and services, including policy and procedure, contributing to research and promoting current evidence-based practice in areas relevant to clinical expertise. You will also maintain monitoring systems to enable evaluation of effectiveness of treatment options in accordance with best practice guidelines.

To be successful, you will possess excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills necessary to build rapport with a diverse range of clients and stakeholders, in addition to demonstrating strong leadership and management qualities. The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other requirements:

Tertiary qualification/s in psychology is essential, including current general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency [AHPRA]).

  • Minimum five years unconditional registration with AHPRA is essential, registration as a supervisor is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience within a forensic setting is desirable but not essential.
  • This position does require a National Police Record Check.
  • A current driver’s licence is essential.
  • This position does require a pre-employment medical.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.

Contact Officer: Catherine Garrington (02) 6207 0784 catherine.garrington@act.gov.au, using the subject line: Team Leader Specialist Interventions - Psychologist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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