Senior Clinical Programs Officer | Gippsland - South Gippsland

Senior Clinical Programs Officer

Application Close Date: 11-Jun-2018
Gippsland - South Gippsland
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$93,867 - $113,572
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  • Influence positive behavioural change within the Aboriginal community statewide
  • Develop your therapeutic approaches within a supportive environment
  • Ongoing, full-time or Fixed Term Contract
  • Allied Health Grade 4 ($93,867 - $113,572) plus superannuation

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Clinical Programs Officer on an Ongoing, full time or Fixed Term Contract basis in Wulgunggo Ngalu, Gippsland.

About Us

Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place (WNLP) is a statewide residential diversionary program for Aboriginal men, located in the Gippsland region near the town of Yarram. It is jointly funded by Corrections Victoria and the Koori Justice Unit and operated as part of the Department of Justice Regional Services Network (RSN). WNLP is an important initiative for strengthening diversion and alternatives to imprisonment under Phase 3 of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA3). 

WNLP opened in 2008 and has a 20-bed capacity. It provides a range of programs to assist Aboriginal men to support them to successfully complete their Community Corrections Orders and reduce their risk of further offending, in a culturally strong and supportive environment.

About the Role

Located at WNLP, Macks Creek, the Senior Clinical Programs Officer, is responsible for delivering clinical services for residents including contributing to the intake and assessment process for new referrals, providing offending behaviour and psychotherapeutic interventions to residents and expert advice, support and training to the WNLP management team and staff. Key accountabilities of the Senior Clinical Programs Officer include:

  • contributes to the intake and assessment process for new referrals
  • provides offending behaviour assessments and interventions to residents
  • provides expert advice, support and training to members of the WNLP management team
  • liaises with contracted service providers delivering clinical and/or offending behaviour interventions

The Senior Clinical Programs Officer will receive clinical support from Corrections Victoria clinical peers and clinical supervision from an external provider, as required. Access to training and professional development as a member of the wider Offending Behaviour Programs (OBP) staff network is also available.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, social sciences, behavioural sciences or a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Koori Community, both society and culture, and relevant issues impacting the community
  • Clinical experience in working with people who display challenging behaviours to influence positive and permanent change

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

Applications for this role close midnight Monday, 11 June 2018

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