Clinician (Psychologist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist) - Bendigo | VIC - Multiple Locations

Clinician (Psychologist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist) - Bendigo

Application Close Date: 03-Mar-2019
VIC - Multiple Locations
Allied Health
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$84,019 - $95,329
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Clinician (Psychologist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist)

Bendigo Justice Service Centre

AH3 $84,019 - $95,329 per annum plus super

Corrections Victoria is recruiting for their new intake of clinicians within their Offending Behaviour Programs (OBP) team

  • Chance to gain forensic exposure, working, assessing and delivering programs directly to offenders within a community corrections or prison setting
  • Receive specialised interactive and practical training to learn about working within a forensic environment
  • Expand your psychology, social work, mental health nursing or OT qualifications and experience to specialise within a criminogenic setting.
  • Join an experienced, supportive and accessible team, where you will work together in assessing and treating prisoners with recognised complex offending behaviours.


We invite you to join a live interactive online information sessions:

You will hear from our current clinician team and hear about what the role entails, watch an online presentation, learn about our career paths and the recruitment process. This will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.


i) Wednesday, 27 February 5:30pm to 6:30pm (AEDT)

To register press here

ii) Thursday, 28 February: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (AEDT)

To register press here


Our objective:

To change the way our assigned offender's think, work with the clinician team to discover possible causes of how an offender's behaviour began; work with offenders to realise different approaches, mechanisms, and thinking patterns; reduce the risk of re-offending; rehabilitate offenders as part of our community; protect our community today and for future generations.


About us:

Our team of clinicians work with a broad array of complex and challenging offenders, both serving Community Corrections Orders and prison sentences across Victoria. These individuals have varying criminal and behavioural backgrounds requiring varied engagement and treatment pathways. 

Offending Behaviour Programs (OBP) focus on reducing an offender's risk of re-offending. OBP makes a direct positive impact on the safety of the Victorian community. OBP uses interventions to reduce violence, to inspire motivation to change, to improve emotion management and to address other offence-related topics.

As a Clinician within OBP, your tasks include:

  • using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapies (DBT) with a focus on positive behaviour change.
  • addressing the criminogenic behaviour of general and/or violent offenders, where you will understand and challenge their thoughts, beliefs and motivations behind their criminal behaviour. 
  • administering assessment, management and therapeutic intervention services to convicted general and/or violent offenders.
  • preparing treatment plans, treatment reports and risk assessment reports for stakeholders.
  • applying the key therapeutic frameworks outlined in your training to guide assessment and treatment recommendations.


Clinician qualification requirements:

Registered as a psychologist or occupational therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) or; credentialed as a mental health nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) or; be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). 


  • You will join a high performing team where everyone is passionately committed to making a difference to the lives of clients and the greater community
  • Join a team that is experienced and are specialists in their field, who are open to sharing their knowledge and experience with new staff members
  • We encourage staff to grow their skills and offer various promotions and career pathways including Senior Clinician roles
  • Attend team-building and social events throughout the year


  • Dedicated training prior to formally starting in the role (including foundation, theory, and mentored on the job training).
  • AHPRA, ACMHN or AASW membership funded annually.
  • Professional networking opportunities with leading national and international experts in forensic and clinical practice.
  • Access to professional development and training, including external seminars and conferences across Victoria.
  • Annual salary increases (within the Allied Health banding grade) when annual performance benchmarks are met.
  • Visa sponsorship assistance and/or relocation allowances are available for eligible candidates and vacancies.
  • Potential option to work part time (minimum three days) per week


Corrections Victoria - Allied Health video

To learn more about a career as a clinician with us, watch our video here.


Applications close on Sunday, 3 March at 11.59pm AEDT.

Please note, we are reviewing applications regularly prior to the closing date, so please do not hesitate in submitting your application with us.

For further information regarding these opportunities, please contact Jonathan Blake, Recruitment Services on 03 8684 0103, or please add Jonathan on LinkedIn here

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We employ people of any gender, age, religion, cultural background and sexual orientation. We also seek to accommodate staff members with disabilities. 



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