Clinician (AH3)

Job posted: 26/10/2023
Applications close: 31/01/2025 (Midnight)
256 days remaining

256 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: DOJ/FISCLIJU24

Reference: DOJ/FISCLIJU24

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: Various

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we are 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 are proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

Join the team that shapes forensic intervention in Victoria and create a bigger change.

  • Work on complex cases with a unique group
  • Enjoy world-class training and wellbeing support
  • Flexible work options and locations

If you're looking to challenge yourself, join a supportive multidisciplinary team and build your clinical reputation, you'll love the work at Forensic Intervention Services (FIS).

We are a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria doing innovative work in areas such as violent and sexual offending, alcohol and other drugs, violent extremism and restorative justice. 

We're looking for people with experience in psychology, social work, mental health nursing or occupational therapy to become clinicians.

Whether you're looking to build skills, enjoy more variety or make your mark in an exciting field, this is career defining work with a complex group you won't get access to anywhere else.

Opportunities are available in metro Melbourne, the Geelong area and regional locations.

"I do this work because I believe it is vitally important to try to prevent further victims of serious sexual and violent offences. The work is extraordinary and complex, bringing intellectual challenge, self-analysis, purpose, a sense of achievement, and an array of interesting, dedicated colleagues" FIS Clinician

How we'll support and reward you

Our work can be demanding so we offer first-rate training and support.

  • A specialised induction program for new clinical staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training)
  • Exposure to national and international experts in forensic work.
  • Mental health and wellbeing care - essential debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners.
  • Supervision by senior clinical staff with support on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ongoing professional development including clinical scholarship, research program and study leave opportunities.
  • Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
  • Registration or professional association membership funded annually (e.g. PBA/AHPRA, AASW)
  • Relocation allowances for eligible candidates.

What you'll do

As a clinician, you will build on your existing expertise as part of a multidisciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment. 

Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you'll deliver a wide range of individualised services including:

  • Comprehensive assessments including risk assessments.
  • Clinical interviews to determine appropriate treatment pathways.
  • Treatment interventions employing evidence-based assessment tools.
  • Treatment programs involving individual and group sessions.
  • Preparing treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders.

Travel to correctional facilities is a required part of the role so you will need to possess a current driver's licence.


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 (AHPRA).
  • Eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
  • 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. 

To find out more about the role and FIS, watch our career information video or contact our recruitment team at 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

The department is no longer required to review or collect candidates COVID-19 vaccination information as part of the recruitment process. The department is continuously committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). 


The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

Clinician (AH3)

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Michael Stanley | candidatecare@justice.vic.gov.au

Clinician (AH3)