Senior Clinician | VIC - Multiple Locations

Senior Clinician

Application Close Date: 31-Aug-2017
VIC - Multiple Locations
Allied Health
Position Type:
$92,253 - $111,619
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  • Senior clinician positions available across Victoria (metropolitan and regional locations)
  • Opportunity to lead the delivery of offender behaviour change programs to reduce the risk of re-offending
  • Access  to world class professional development through training, supervision and mentoring
  • Ongoing full time, part time, and fixed term work opportunities available
  • $92,253 - $111,619 plus superannuation (Allied Health Grade 4)

 About Allied Health in Corrections Victoria

 This is a great time to join Corrections Victoria.

Corrections Victoria is expanding its Allied Health workforce to deliver behavioural intervention programs to improve outcomes for offenders and the community.  Our clinicians are committed to working with forensic populations towards behaviour change by balancing clinical and community risk considerations.

Our Offending Behaviour Programs (OBP) division provides targeted interventions to offenders across public prisons and Community Correctional Services. All interventions aim to reduce offender's risk of re-offending utilising a best practice framework. Using a strong cognitive-behavioural approach, interventions range from intensive therapeutic group programs to shorter psycho-educational programs, and individual intervention where required.

Our Specialised Offender Assessment & Treatment Service (SOATS) division is responsible for providing an integrated system of assessment, management and intervention to offenders with a view to reducing the risk of sexual and violent reoffending. SOATS provides specialised assessment and therapeutic intervention to convicted sexual and violent offenders, including those with a cognitive impairment.

About the role

A career as a senior clinician in Corrections Victoria will provide you with the opportunity to lead a team of clinicians and provide a range of high quality training and professional development opportunities.  You will also be exposed to leading national and international experts in the area of forensic and clinical work.

Prior to embarking on a career with us, our senior clinicians have worked as qualified and experienced psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, or mental health nurses with training in assessment as well as group and individual interventions.

Working as a senior clinician in a correctional environment offers a unique opportunity to provide high quality leadership of multidisciplinary teams to reduce re-offending.

You do not need to be experienced in working with the offender population. We are looking for senior clinicians who are able to apply their well-developed clinical skills to complex clients.

Pre Service Training Program

You will receive 4-6 weeks of pre service training before you commence in your operational role.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience in supervision of clinicians
  • the ability to apply key therapeutic frameworks
  • experience in behaviour assessment and intervention

As our ideal candidate you will be:

  • registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency; or
  • registered as a member (or be eligible for membership) with the Australian Association of Social Work; or
  • credentialed as a mental health nurses with the Australian College of Mental Health  Nurses; or
  • registered as an occupational therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Relocation packages available subject to negotiation.

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds.

The department has a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

Information Sessions

For further details on these opportunities, we encourage you to attend one of our information sessions or online webinars. You will hear from a member of the recruitment team and an expert from the field. This will be a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

Link to register via our events page:

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

For further information about these opportunities please contact Apsara Telwatte, Assessment and Selection Adviser | Psychologist on (03) 8684 1099 within the Recruitment Services team.

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