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Specialist Psychologist - Child Abuse And Sex Crime Squad

Job Classification
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Pay Type
Salary / Pay Range
$100k to $120k
Start timeframe
Parramatta NSW 2150
Posted By
NSW Governent Police Force
  • Specialist Psychologist
  • Ongoing Full-Time 
  • Parramatta



Essential requirements - candidates must:

  • obtain and maintain the requisite security clearance for this role
  • hold a current driver’s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months.
  • hold full registration as a psychologist with AHPRA and minimum 3 years full-time practice with broad, expert relevant specialist knowledge. 
  • hold Post Graduate degree at Masters level or higher, or equivalent education, training and experience; in a relevant specialist area as per the Crown Employees (Psychologists) Award.
  • have demonstrated analytical skills and experience in psychological treatment and assessment (clinical, actuarial and psychometric) of offenders and/or other forensic populations, including competency in sex offender specific actuarial and dynamic risk assessment measures.
  • have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current research and practice in psychological risk assessment of offenders.
  • have high level written and verbal communications skills, including experience in the provision of psychological assessment reports.
  • have experience in the development and provision of adult education and training.
  • have high level of personal integrity and strict ethical practices including confidentiality of case materials and information.


To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet one of the following statuses: 

  • an Australian Citizen
  • a permanent Australian resident or citizen of New Zealand


Applications from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 12 months.



The role is subject to the terms of the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998. Under the terms of the Act, persons who have been convicted of certain serious sex offences are prohibited from applying for this role as it involves child-related employment. In accordance with the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998, applicants for this role will be required to sign a Prohibited Employment Declaration.


A Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a prerequisite for this role 

  • The applicant is responsible for applying their own WWCC (an employer cannot apply on behalf of a worker) and if the outcome is a clearance, the Check is valid for five years and may be used for any child-related work in NSW.

For your application to be considered, you must:

  • attach a cover letter;
  • attach an up-to-date CV/Resume; and
  • address each of the Target Questions in the text boxes provided in the online application or attach as a separate document. Please limit your response to no more than 1 page per question.

Please do not attach copies of Qualifications, Certificates or documentation (other than a Resume/CV) - you can bring these if called for interview.

Prior to commencement, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a rigorous National Police (criminal history) Check and obtain and maintain a Security Clearance as determined by the NSW Police Force.

Applications can only be submitted electronically online via the I Work for NSW website.


Job Type
Business Type
Job Title
Specialist Psychologist - Child Abuse And Sex Crime Squad
Posted By
NSW Governent Police Force
Candidate Criteria
Highest Education
Experience Years
Parramatta NSW 2150
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