Dual Diagnosis Nurse, County Court Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court, County Court of Victoria (VPSG4)

Job posted: 08/11/2021
Applications close: 06/12/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2022 - With possibility of extension

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: VG/CC0265

Reference: VG/CC0265

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a newly created, highly collaborative team to deliver high quality outcomes and make a positive contribution to the lives of the participants of the program.
  • Supportive and inclusive culture
  • Exciting opportunity to significantly contribute to the future direction of the Court
  • Fixed-term until June 2022 (With possibility of extension - subject to funding), VPS Grade 4 Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

The County Court (CCV) is Victoria's principal trial Court. The Court's purpose is to hear and determine matters in a fair, timely, efficient, and accessible way. This is affirmed by Court Directions 2017- 2022 which sets out the Court's commitment to improvement and the seven most important objectives of the Court. The County Court is committed to continuous improvement consistent with the International Framework for Court Excellence.

The CCV DATC pilot project sits alongside the Magistrates' Court of Victoria's (MCV) Drug Court Expansion projects. The CCV DATC pilot and the MCV expansion projects are governed, managed, and executed through an integrated and multi-jurisdictional approach to enable efficient use of resources.

The Drug Court of Victoria (DCV) is a statutory division of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. The division provides an alternative sentencing option to offenders with drug and/or alcohol dependency who have committed offence/s whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol and/or to support their dependency. Legislation that enables the operation of the CCV DATC was passed through parliament in November 2020, which enables a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court to operate for the first time in this higher jurisdiction.

As the Dual Diagnosis Nurse, you will primarily be responsible for delivering evidence based clinical support to participants with complex needs on a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Order (DATO) made in the County Court. This includes responses to comorbid mental health concerns to improve mental health treatment outcomes and reduce AOD related harms.  In carrying out these duties you will engage in participant treatment planning, liaison and referral to external treatment providers, secondary consultation and liaison with health and welfare providers, DATC staff, stakeholders and Judges. This position will also provide clinical care planning, crisis assessment and intervention, mental state examination and assessment, risk assessment and safety planning.  

To be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • Registered Nurse Division 1
  • Current AHPRA registration as Registered Nurse Division 1
  • A minimum of 2 years postgraduate/post registration experience
  • Professional indemnity cover
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of Harm Reduction
  • Experience working with forensic clients with alcohol, drug, or mental health needs


It is desirable that you have the following experience:

  • Experience in residential or community-based dual diagnosis nursing (residential withdrawal, psychiatric unit, or home-based withdrawal)
  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, or minimum of 4 core competencies

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form 

Other information:

Employees of CSV are required to comply with any applicable directions of the Chief Health Officer, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria. In relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19, it is a condition of any offer of employment that candidates agree to comply with any applicable direction or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations. CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

Dual Diagnosis Nurse, County Court Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court, County Court of Victoria (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / until 30 June 2022 - With possibility of extension

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Cherise Donovan on 0436 454 558 | or cherise.donovan@courts.vic.gov.au

Dual Diagnosis Nurse, County Court Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court, County Court of Victoria (VPSG4)