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Clinician - Melbourne CBD (Psychologist or Social Worker)

Application Close Date: 07-Mar-2019
Melbourne - CBD
Allied Health
Position Type:
$84,019 - $95,329
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Clinician (Psychologist or Social Worker)

Melbourne CBD

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

  • Corrections Victoria is recruiting for their new intake of Clinicians within their Specialised Offender Assessment and Treatment Service (SOATS) team
  • Roles centrally based in our newly renovated office in Melbourne CBD (walking distance from Melbourne Central)
  • Receive specialised interactive, extensive and practical training within a forensic environment

Expand your psychology or social work experience to specialise within a correctional setting. Join an experienced and supportive team, where you will work together in assessing and treating individuals with offending behaviours.

We invite you to attend one of our upcoming information sessions

You will hear from our current clinical team and discover more about what a career as a Clinician with Corrections Victoria is like

  • Wednesday, 20 February 6-7pm – In-person in Parkville. Click here to register
  • Saturday, 23 February 11am-12pm – In-person in North Melbourne. Click here to register
  • Wednesday, 27 February 5.30pm-6.30pm – Live video information session. Click here to register
  • Thursday, 28 February 12.30-1.30pm – Live video information session. Click here to register

Our objective:

To provide evidence-based assessment and treatment to reduce recidivism.

Specialised Offender Assessment and Treatment Service (SOATS)

  • SOATS provides assessment and treatment to sentenced sexual offenders, violent and sexual offenders with a registered intellectual disability and violent and sexual offenders subject to a post sentence order, across both prison and Community Correctional Services.
  • SOATS clinicians are centrally based within the Melbourne CBD office. Some travel to metropolitan and regional locations will be required.
  • Opportunities exist across the three teams: Intervention Pathways and Planning, Disability and Supported Pathways as well as the Treatment team.

As a Clinician within SOATS, your tasks include:

  • utilising cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapies (DBT) with a focus on positive behaviour change
  • administering assessments and delivering group-based offence specific programs both within Melbourne CBD and throughout Victoria's prisons (work vehicle provided)
  • preparing detailed clinical reports for key stakeholders including risk assessment and treatment reports
  • applying the key therapeutic frameworks to guide assessment and treatment recommendations
  • actively contribute to ongoing research and training for the assessment and treatment of offenders


Clinician qualification requirements:

  • registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or; be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • hold a current driver's licence


  • You will join a high performing team with a relaxed and friendly culture
  • 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


  • Based in our new Justice Service Centre in the Melbourne CBD, walking distance to Melbourne Central train station
  • Extensive training prior to formally starting in the role, in addition to mentoring and clinical supervision within the workplace
  • AHPRA or AASW membership funded annually
  • Professional networking opportunities with leading national and international experts in forensic and clinical practice
  • Provided with ongoing professional development and training, including seminars and conferences
  • 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.

Corrections Victoria - Allied Health video

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


Applications close on Thursday, 7 March at 11.59pm AEDT.

Please note, we are reviewing applications regularly prior to the close 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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