You will be responsible in providing high quality psychological services to young people in youth detention centres, including psychological assessments, treatments and interventions. These services will promote the safety and well-being of young people in detention, facilitate their positive progression through the stages of their period in custody, and assist their avoidance of further offending and successful re-integration with families and the community.
To be considered for this position, you must be registered as a Psychologist in Queensland or be eligible for registration.
Please refer to the attached Role Profile for more information and requirements of this position.
You will be required to undertake the following tasks:
• Foster an environment that enables external involvement and access, and internal practices that provide, as far as possible, for normalised living and working environments in the centre.
• Actively participate in the suicide risk assessment process for young people and ensure this information, and information on specific case management issues, is provided for integration into the Single Case Plans of young people.
• Provide high quality psychological and behavioural assessments, referrals, interventions and individual management strategies for young people in detention and prepare documentation and reports as required using manual and computerised systems.
• As part of a multi-disciplinary team, and in collaboration with external stakeholders, develop, coordinate and monitor the involvement of staff and external agencies in the provision of welfare, behavioural management, assessment, case management services, daily living routines and the provision of developmental, vocational and recreational programs.
• Facilitate and arrange psychiatric and psychological referrals when required and liaise with Queensland Health staff in relation to management of those young people with psychiatric diagnoses and/or under medication.
• Develop, facilitate, monitor, evaluate/review intervention strategies, counselling and therapeutic programs for detained young people, in conjunction with the young person’s needs and goals, according to Youth Detention and Youth Justice standards.
• Assist with the security and safety of the Centre by observing operational procedures and standards as they impact on the role of the psychologist.
If this is you, please submit your application today by including the following:
• a one-page cover letter outlining who you are, your strengths and qualifications, and why you are interested in this role.
• a written response of no more than two pages addressing the criteria within the attached role profile: ‘Is this role for you’ on page 4. To assist with structuring your document, you are welcome to add headings to highlight the criteria you are addressing. Please Note: Your statement may be considered as an example of your written communication skills.
• a copy of your completed degree and Blue Card (if you have a current positive Blue Card)
• a current resume containing details of 2 work/professional referees. At least one referee should have a thorough knowledge of your work over the past two years as your manager or supervisor.
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