Clinician - Forensic Intervention Services | Melbourne - CBD

Clinician - Forensic Intervention Services

Application Close Date: 01-Dec-2019
Melbourne - CBD
Allied Health
Position Type:
$85,279 - $96,759
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Clinician (Psychologist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist) 

Salary range (AH3): $85,279 - $96,759 per annum plus super
Full-time, ongoing, part-time and fixed-term vacancies available.

Corrections Victoria wants your help to become a world leader in guiding offenders through positive behavioural change.

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

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

Online Information Session

We invite you to take part in our online Webinar Information Session. 

You will have the opportunity to learn about the role and career pathways available. You will also chat with members of our clinical workforce and be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have via Zoom's chat platform.

All attendees must register for the online Webinar, hosted by Zoom, here!

You may be prompted to download the Zoom app, this is safe and will enable you to join in on the Webinar and chat.

It's important work

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of forging a new clinical direction for Corrections Victoria – you will be helping shape the future of forensic intervention in our state. There will be many benefits to your work, including the below:

  • 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.
  • Conference grants and clinical scholarship opportunities for high performing staff.
  • Ongoing professional development and training.
  • Annual salary increases for meeting performance benchmarks (within the Allied Health salary band).
  • Your AHPRA, ACMHN or AASW membership will also be funded every year.

A day in the life of our clinicians

You will work out of Corrections Victoria's new headquarters in Melbourne's CBD, joining a supportive team committed to rehabilitating offenders. This job offers a great variety of work, and below is just a sample of some of the tasks you may undertake on any given day.

  • Apply behavioural therapy methods to offenders, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
  • Screen offenders for risk using evidence-based tools and systems.
  • Deliver programs directly to offenders.
  • Address criminal behaviour and encourage positive change.
  • Facilitate therapeutic intervention services.
  • Determine treatment pathways and prepare plans and reports.
  • Apply the key therapeutic frameworks outlined in your training to guide assessment and treatment recommendations.

How you will be a high performer

  • 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
  • Have a genuine passion and commitment to making a positive difference.

Your eligibility to apply

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

  • General registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • 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 an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver's licence.

Applications close on Sunday 1 December 2019 at 11.59pm AEST

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

For further information, please contact Craig Halloran, Recruitment Services on 03 8684 0667, or add Craig 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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