Manager - Regional Forensic Mental Health Service - Multiple Regions

Job posted: 15/03/2024
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Forensicare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Medical and Nursing

Reference: 16370

Reference: 16370

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne

  • We are establishing our new Regional and Rural Community Services Regional and Rural Victoria
  • Financial Relocation incentives available including community integration
  • Salary $133,972 +11% Super + benefits
  • Salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay

A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other. If you’re passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with the dual stigma of mental illness and offending. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. Working in our newly established community operations within the Hume region, you can apply your specialist skills and advance your learning and career development.  Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

Expansion to Regional and Rural Victoria

Join the Community Forensic Mental Health Service (CFMHS) team as we expand our services across Regional and Rural Victoria. CFMHS is a specialist state-wide agency that works with individuals who have a serious mental health illness and have offended or are at risk of offending.

Regions include:

  • Loddon Mallee (Bendigo, Mildura)
  • Grampians (Ballarat)
  • Gippsland (Traralgon)

**Please nominate your preferred region in your application.

These newly created positions provide an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service, reflective of the expanding growth of Forensicare. These roles will embed Forensicare's model of care in practice within Regional and Rural Victoria, which will include assessing and managing violence risk, working collaboratively in a recovery-orientated framework and proactively developing and maintaining close professional relationships with the relevant AMHWS.

About the Role:

  • The Manager is responsible for coordinating the effective delivery of services delivered by the regional team. The role is required to coordinate the response to referral and program enquiries, develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, contribute to the ongoing growth and development of the program, and ensure that performance targets are achieved. Working in vibrant regional Victoria, you will apply your specialist skills and advance your learning and career development. You will be involved in the establishment, evaluation, and further development of an important new service expansion. Together with other team members, you will contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system. 


  • Provide high level management, clinical, and forensic expertise to the regional and rural team. 
  • Coordinate the implementation and operation of the regional team in conjunction with the Consultant Psychiatrist. 
  • Oversee the ongoing development and implementation of the service model for regional forensic mental health services 
  • Coordinate the delivery of the regional team’s interventions and reports. 
  • Provide high level advice to the Executive Director Community Operations and Director of Clinical Services on emerging issues likely to impact on the regional team.  
  • Contribute at a senior level to strategic planning and service development activities.  


About You:

  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery and incorporating consumer perspectives into service delivery. 
  • Possession of a relevant tertiary qualification and registration or membership with the appropriate Board or Association as a Registered Nurse, Psychologist, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist. 
  • Demonstrated minimum 10 year post registration mental health experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a multi-disciplinary team and lead complex programs effectively and efficiently.
  • Extensive experience in undertaking comprehensive psychosocial and risk assessments, and in the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical mental health interventions. 
  • Highly developed and effective written and verbal communication skills including the ability to consult, liaise, facilitate and negotiate with key stakeholders, mental health professionals, clients, and carers.
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant legislation, mental health and criminal justice systems 

A culture where people matter.

  • Regional Financial Relocation Incentive support provided via RWAV including community integration
  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of all our team members.
  • Well defined career pathways existing across our Directorates with multi-disciplined Teams.
  • Salary Packaging Options available – Mortgage, Rent, Car, Expenses
  • A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based supports to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.
  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.
  • Access to an employee assistance program – an external, confidential, self-referral employee wellbeing program, for personal or work-related matters.
  • A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological, peer support and critical incidence response programs.

For more information on Careers at Forensicare, visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers

*Please Note - Applications will be reviewed and Interviewed as they are received.


  • COVID19 & Influenza Vaccination Evidence
  • This position is subject to a Police Check

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.


Manager - Regional Forensic Mental Health Service - Multiple Regions

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Anthea Lemphers - (04) 2953 1533
Matt Brown - (04) 0157 7336

Manager - Regional Forensic Mental Health Service - Multiple Regions