Program Manager Outpatients

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 15507

Reference: 15507

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Exciting opportunity to lead a multidisciplinary team of Mental Health Clinicians in a prison based, Forensic Mental Health Service.

  • Full time, ongoing

  • RPN5, OT4, SW4, P4

  • Based at Ravenhall Correctional Centre 

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 across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

Job location

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.

Position based at Ravenhall Completed in 2017, the new medium-security men's prison is located at Ravenhall Correctional Centre in Melbourne's west, providing world-class forensic mental health services in Victoria in a purpose-built state of the art facility developed to international best practice standards.

About the Role:

  • The FMH Outpatient Services provide specialist mental health assessment, intervention and support to Prisoners accommodated in mainstream and protection communities within Ravenhall Correctional Centre, who are experiencing, or suspected of experiencing, mental illness. 

  • The Program Manager has responsibility and accountability for providing high level management and direction for the overall operation of the outpatient services including planning, development of human, physical and financial resources, and overseeing the delivery of multi-disciplinary services.

  • The Program Manager will provide leadership and line management/supervision to staff across the outpatient services.

  • This position engages with other Ravenhall Correctional Centre managers and service providers across Justice Health, Forensicare, GEO custodial and program staff, to improve and maintain the Program and service’s management, clinical, educational and support activities. 


  • Provide leadership and management of the FMH Outpatient Services at Ravenhall Correctional Centre

  • Develop, implement and evaluate the FMH Outpatient Service Business Plan, ensuring strong links and contribution to the organisation’s Corporate Strategic Plan

  • Promote team work that recognises the contribution of each discipline and individual in the delivery of Recovery orientated patient care.

  • Implement effective communication systems with other services including GEO, Correct Care Australasia, Justice Health and other relevant stakeholders

About You:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health or equivalent, and current registration with AHPRA

  • Significant post registration experience in a similar role.

  • Ability to prioritise and manage access to service

  • Commitment to modelling the organisation’s mission, vision and values in all aspects of interaction with staff, colleagues, patients and external stakeholders

What you need:


  • Postgraduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent.

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA).

  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential

Occupational Therapy

  • Approved degree in Occupational Therapy recognised for membership of Occupational Therapy Australia – Australian Association of Occupational Therapists. 

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA).

  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential.


  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited course or equivalent, or a Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent.

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA).

  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential.

Social Work

  • Approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

This position is subject to a Police Check.

A culture where people matter.

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of managers and supervisors.

  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.

  • 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.

  • 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 support, peer support and critical incidence response programs, as needed.

For more information on employee benefits visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers/employee-benefits 

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencing work at Forensicare. Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The current orders require evidence of three doses.

Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address. Employees should contact People and Culture if they are unable to access their Forensicare eRecruit account.

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.

Program Manager Outpatients

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Simone Lawrie - (04) 0182 7736

Program Manager Outpatients