Allied Health Clinician (AH3)

Job posted: 07/02/2020
Applications close: 08/03/2020 (Midnight)
16 days remaining

16 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $85,279 - $96,759

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: DOJ/FISMAY2020

Reference: DOJ/FISMAY2020

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759

Work location: Various

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?

Clinician (Psychologist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist) 
Salary range (AH3):
 $85,279 - $96,759 per annum plus super
Full-time, ongoing, part-time and fixed-term vacancies available.

Corrections Victoria wants your help to become a world leader in guiding offenders through positive behavioural change.

We are currently seeking clinicians in the following locations to join Forensic Intervention Services, a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria dedicated to making our community safer by reducing re-offending.

  • Melbourne CBD
  • Lara and Greater Geelong region (based at Barwon Prison and/or Marngoneet and Karreenga Correctional Centres)
  • Ararat region (based at Hopkins Correctional Centre and/or Langi Kal Kal Prison)
  • Loddon Mallee region (based at Loddon and Middleton Prison) 

If you want to change lives and elevate your forensic clinical skills, we want to hear from you.

Information sessions

We invite you to attend one of our in-person or webinar information sessions.

These info sessions are an ideal opportunity to learn about the role and career pathways available. You will also chat with members of our clinical workforce and be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

In-person info session in Melbourne CBD - Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of start time.

  • Wednesday 26 February 2020: 6pm AEST

Venue: 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, 3000

Click HERE to register

In-person info session in Bendigo- Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of start time.

  • Saturday 29 February 2020:  11am AEST

Venue: La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View St, Bendigo 3550

Click HERE to register


  • Thursday 5 March 2020: 6pm AEST

Click HERE to register


It's important work

This is a unique opportunity to be part of forging a new clinical direction for Corrections Victoria – you will be helping shape the future of forensic intervention in our state. There will be many benefits to your work, including the below:

  • Learn from forensically trained clinicians and a dedicated director.
  • Receive comprehensive training, including foundation, theory and on-the-job mentoring.
  • Grow skills and build your pathway towards becoming a senior clinician.
  • Conference grants and clinical scholarship opportunities for high performing staff.
  • Ongoing professional development and training.
  • Annual salary increases for meeting performance benchmarks (within the Allied Health salary band)
  • AHPRA registration or ACMHN or AASW membership will also be funded every year.

A day in the life of our clinicians

You will be joining a supportive team committed to rehabilitating offenders. This job offers a great variety of work, and below is just a sample of some of the tasks you may undertake on any given day.

  • Apply behavioural therapy methods to offenders, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
  • Screen offenders for risk using evidence-based tools and systems.
  • Deliver programs directly to offenders.
  • Address criminal behaviour and encourage positive change.
  • Facilitate therapeutic intervention services.
  • Determine treatment pathways and prepare plans and reports.
  • Apply the key therapeutic frameworks outlined in your training to guide assessment and treatment recommendations.
  • Have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Be proficient in report writing.
  • 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.

Your eligibility to apply

To apply, you'll need to hold (or be eligible for) at least one of the following qualifications:

  • General registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • 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.

You will also need to possess a current driver's licence. Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening. 

Applications close on Sunday 8 March 2020 at 11.59pm AEST

We regularly review applications so don't hesitate to submit prior to the closing date.

For further information, please contact Craig Halloran, Recruitment Services on 03 8684 0667, candidatecare@justice.vic.gov.au or add Craig on LinkedIn here

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 prison officers, community corrections officers, field officers and clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Allied Health Clinician (AH3)

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Craig Halloran | candidatecare@justice.vic.gov.au

Allied Health Clinician (AH3)