- Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
- Job Function: Community Services
- Work Type: Various
About this role
Build first-rate clinical teams and lead the future of forensic intervention in Victoria
- Challenge yourself on complex cases in a forensic setting
- Earn $103,920 to $125,735 + super
- Full and part-time, ongoing and fixed-term vacancies
If you're looking to challenge yourself, build first-rate multidisciplinary teams and develop your leadership profile in an exciting field, you'll love the work at Forensic Intervention Services (FIS).
We are a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria doing innovative work in areas such as violent and sexual offending, alcohol and other drugs, violent extremism and restorative justice.
Right now, we're looking for people with extensive experience in psychology, social work, mental health nursing or occupational therapy to become senior clinicians.
You'll work on complex cases and play a vital role in reducing reoffending and making the community safer.
This is a unique group you won't get access to anywhere else which is why we need senior clinicians who are not only driven by complexity but have optimism for change.
Opportunities are available in both metro Melbourne and regional locations.
How we'll support and reward you
Our work can be demanding so we offer comprehensive training and support.
- A specialised induction program for new clinical staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training)
- Support from a dedicated clinical director.
- Exposure to national and international experts in forensic work.
- Mental health and wellbeing care - essential debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners.
- Ongoing professional development including clinical scholarship, research program and study leave opportunities.
- Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
- Registration or professional association membership funded annually (e.g. PBA/AHPRA, AASW)
- Relocation allowances for eligible candidates.
What you'll do
As a senior clinician, you will build on your existing expertise by leading and developing a multidisciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment.
Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you'll combine hands-on practice with leadership and management by:
- Mentoring, supervising and leading a team of clinicians to support assessment and delivery of individualised program interventions.
- Delivering advanced clinical services employing evidence-based assessment tools and treatment interventions.
- Managing staff performance through performance management and development processes.
- Contributing to strategic management, ongoing development and implementation of our psychotherapeutic services.
- Driving awareness and education in best-practice offending behaviour and offender management.
To apply, you'll need to hold, or be eligible for, one of the following:
- Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).
- Eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
- Credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
- Registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
- Specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field is desirable.
- Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor status is desirable.
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 licence.
To find out more, contact our recruitment team by emailing email@example.com
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes. Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:
- COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
- Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
- A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.
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 clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Location:||VIC - Multiple Locations|
|Job Function:||Community Services|
|Salary Range:||$103,920 - $125,735|
|Application Close Date:||01-Feb-2023|
|Attachments:|| Position Description - Senior Clinician - February 2022.docx (Word, 542KB)