Clinician | VIC - various


Application Close Date: 15-Nov-2020
VIC - various
Allied Health
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
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  • Grow your experience of Forensic Intervention.
  • Earn $87,640 to $99,438 per annum plus super.
  • Full time, ongoing, part time and fixed term vacancies available.

Do you have a background in psychology, social work, occupational therapy or mental health nursing? If so, Corrections Victoria wants your help to become a world leader in guiding offenders through positive behavioural change.

We are currently seeking clinicians in the following locations to join Forensic Intervention Services, a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria dedicated to making our community safer by reducing re-offending.

  • Melbourne CBD
  • Lara and Greater Geelong (based at Barwon Prison and/or Marngoneet and Karreenga Correctional Centres)
  • Grampians (based at Hopkins Correctional Centre and/or Langi Kal Kal Prison)
  • Loddon Mallee (based at Loddon and Middleton Prison) 

If you want to change lives and elevate your forensic clinical skills, we want to hear from you.

Information sessions

We invite you to attend our webinar sessions, which are an ideal opportunity to learn about the role and career pathways as well as chat with members of our clinical workforce. 

  • Wednesday 28 October 2020 5.30pm AEST

Click here to register

  • Saturday 31 October 2020 10.00am AEST

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A day in the life of our clinicians

While under COVID-19 restrictions, your role will be to provide clinical support via phone, video conference or face to face (if safe to do so in accordance with the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines), undertaking a variety of tasks that will develop your skills and experience. These include:

  • Applying behavioural therapy methods to offenders, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
  • Screening offenders for risk using evidence-based tools and systems.
  • Delivering programs directly to offenders.
  • Addressing criminal behaviour and encouraging positive change.
  • Facilitating therapeutic intervention services.
  • Determining treatment pathways and preparing plans and reports.
  • Applying the key therapeutic frameworks outlined in your training to guide assessment and treatment recommendations.

It's important work 

This is a unique opportunity to be part of forging a new clinical direction for Corrections Victoria and help shape the future of forensic intervention in our state. You will:

  • Get up to speed through our clinical induction program.
  • Learn from forensically trained clinicians and a dedicated director.
  • Receive comprehensive training, including foundation, theory and on-the-job mentoring.
  • Grow skills and build your pathway towards becoming a senior clinician.
  • Receive ongoing professional development and training.
  • Be eligible for conference grants and clinical scholarship opportunities.
  • Enjoy funding for AHPRA registration or ACMHN/AASW membership every year.
  • Earn annual salary increases for meeting performance benchmarks (within the Allied Health salary band).

How you will be a high performer

  • Have a genuine passion and commitment to making a positive difference.
  • Have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Be proficient in report writing.
  • Possess resilience, maturity and the ability to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Be able to multi-task with strong time management skills.

Your eligibility to apply

To apply, you'll need to hold (or be eligible for) one of the following:

  • General registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN).
  • Be registered as a nurse and be eligible to be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse.
  • Be registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening. You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver's licence.

Applications close on Sunday 15 November 2020 at 11.59pm AEST

We regularly review applications so don't hesitate to submit prior to the closing date.

For further information, please contact Jean-Nicolas Chuiton, Recruitment Services on (03) 8684 0480, or add Jean-Nicolas on LinkedIn here

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, including prison officers, community corrections officers, field officers and clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email

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