Clinician | Melbourne - Southern Metro


Application Close Date: 06-Aug-2017
Melbourne - Southern Metro
Allied Health
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$57,206 - $90,716
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  • Multiple Clinician positions based in Dandenong
  • Opportunity to deliver offender behaviour change programs and reduce the risk of re-offending
  • Access to world class professional development through training, supervision and mentoring
  • Provisionally registered psychologists (AH2) are also eligible to apply
  • Ongoing/Fixed Term - Full Time

About Allied Health in Corrections Victoria

Corrections Victoria's purpose is to deliver an effective corrections system for a safe 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 (CCS). All interventions aim to reduce an 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.

About the role

Working as a clinician in a correctional environment offers a unique opportunity to develop expertise that is supported by high quality leadership, collaborative and multidisciplinary teams to reduce re-offending.

Offending Behaviour Programs can offer you:

  • A challenging and rewarding role
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities
  • Work variation (various interventions, offender populations and a multi-disciplinary environment)
  • Access to regular clinical supervision

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

Skills and experience

As our ideal candidate you will be:

  • registered as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia; or
  • registered as a member (or be eligible for membership) with the Australian Association of Social Work; or
  • credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses; or
  • registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Applications from Provisional Psychologists will also be considered

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders.

If you are resilient, flexible, like to work as part of a team of like-minded individuals, and are passionate about delivering interventions that make a difference within the community, then we would like to hear from you!

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.

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