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Clinician (Ah3)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

Do you have experience in psychology, social work, mental health nursing or occupational therapy?

Challenge yourself on complex cases in forensic intervention.

  • Join a collaborative multi-disciplinary team.
  • Earn$87,640 to $99,438 + super.
  • Full time, ongoing, part time and fixed-term vacancies available.

If you're interested in forensics and want to make our community safer, we are currently seeking clinicians in the following locations to join Forensic Intervention Services, a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria:

  • 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 work in a complex forensic setting and help clients develop insight that can change their lives, we want to hear from you.

Information sessions

We invite you to attend our webinar sessions where you can learn more about the role and career pathways as well as chat with members of our clinical workforce.

Wednesday 10 February 2021: 5.30pm AEST
Register here

Thursday 18 February 2021: 5.30pm AEST
Register here

A day in the life of our clinicians

Your role will be to provide clinical support and treatment via phone, videoconference or face to face (in accordance with Chief Medical Officer guidelines), undertaking a variety of tasks that will quickly build your skills and forensic experience.

  • Apply key therapeutic frameworks outlined in your training to guide assessment and treatment recommendations.
  • Be part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team including case workers, case managers and activity coordinators.
  • Complete risk assessments using evidence-based tools.
  • Deliver programs directly to service users who are either in prison or on a community corrections order.
  • Target criminogenic needs and underlying thinking patterns.
  • Facilitate therapeutic intervention services.
  • Determine treatment pathways and prepare plans and reports.

Support when you need it

Your welfare and career success are a top priority. We provide personalised training and support in a variety of ways, including:

  • A specialised 16-week clinical induction program.
  • Clinical supervision and reflective practice, as well as day-to-day catch ups and debriefing sessions.
  • Ongoing professional development including foundation, theory and on-the-job mentoring to build your pathway towards becoming a senior clinician.
  • Conference and clinical scholarship opportunities.
  • Research working groups.
  • Annual funding of your AHPRA, ACMHN, AASW or OTC registration.

Considering a sea or tree change?

If you're interested in making a lifestyle change near to one of our facilities, talk to us about the potential for accessing our relocation allowance.

Eligibility

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 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.

About us

A division of Corrections Victoria, Forensic Intervention Services provides clinical services to people who have offended in the past. We employ evidence-based screening, assessment and offence-specific intervention services to support a person's rehabilitation. In doing so, we form a critical component of the department's strategy to reduce reoffending and contribute to community safety.

Applications close on Sunday 28 February 2021 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 0447 379 431or email candidatecare@justice.vic.gov.au

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 aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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