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How do I apply for a job with CSNSW Psychology Services?

Permanent and temporary vacant Psychologist and Senior Psychologist positions are advertised with Jobs NSW and managed by Human Resources. For trial or pre-trial stages of court proceedings (they can only write reports for sentencing stage)

  • At the requests of legal representatives (they can only write reports at the request of the judicial officer of the court)
  • At the request of offenders
  • For psychiatric assessment (these must be referred to Justice Health).

For listings of psychologist of Corrective Services NSW can be found at the Corrective Services NSW Careers page.

Applicants for psychologist positions must hold registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and address each selection criteria in full. Applicants wishing to apply for specialist classification (clinical psychologist, forensic psychologist, neuropsychologist, counselling psychologist) by Corrective Services NSW must satisfy all 5 characteristics for specialist classification outlined in the Crown Employees (Psychologist) Award. It is not sufficient to be endorsed in a specialist area of practice by the Psychology Board of Australia.

Provisionally registered psychologists are eligible to apply for some psychologist positions. Appointment as provisionally registered psychologist is dependent upon suitability of location, availability of an accredited Corrective Services NSW psychologist supervisor, and details of the proposed learning plan with the Psychology Board of Australia.