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Clinician - Protective Quarantine Services

MediaCom - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Forensic Intervention Services at DJCS has recently created a new team of clinicians to support individuals entering custody. The team provides distress interventions, wellbeing support and assistance during their time in protective quarantine (a requirement in response to COVD-19). Currently the team does its work via remote communications (phone and video calls) partly from home and partly from FIS offices in Franklin St in Melbourne’s CBD. With changes in COVID-19 restrictions there may be scope for this work to be done in person at our prisons in Melbourne CBD and Ravenhall.

This newly created service has been considered by staff and individuals in custody to be essential in supporting the wellbeing and safety of the individuals in protective quarantine. As a Clinician (PQS), your tasks will include:

Provide supportive counselling sessions and wellbeing information to individuals in custody
Consult and liaise with other Corrections staff to ensure the individuals in custody are managed as best as possible during their 14-day quarantine period
Work via phone, video conference or face to face (if safe to do so in accordance with the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines) across a six-day roster
Prepare case notes professionally and in a timely fashion
Other relevant duties as reasonably required within the evolution of the role and pandemic response.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a new team within Forensic Intervention Services during a challenging time for Victoria. We are seeking individuals who are immediately available to start training in June 2021 and can work full time, 38 hours per week, over the six-day roster.

Information Sessions

To learn more about our day to day work, as well as chat with members of our clinical workforce, register for one of our online webinars below.

Wednesday 28 April 2021: 5.30pm AEST

Register here

Wednesday 5 May 2021: 5.30pm AEST

Register here

About you

You should have the following skills and experience;

Have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
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
Experience conducting services via phone or telehealth is desirable, but not mandatory.

To be considered for this opportunity

You’ll need to hold (or be eligible for) one of the following qualifications :

General registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Qualified social worker.
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.
Registered as a Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver’s licence and have suitable working rights in Australia for the duration of the contract.

Applications close on Sunday 9 May 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 Blake Barnard, Recruitment Advisor, Recruitment Services on 0419 195 085 or email Blake.Barnard@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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