Senior Clinician

Job posted: 27/06/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $130,673 - $174,871

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/00733045

Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/00733045

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,871

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)


Hurstbridge Farm Therapeutic Care service (the Farm) provides therapeutic residential care for children and young people (young people) and is situated in a semi-rural environment in Nutfield. The Farm is the only out of home care service managed by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing and provides 24-hour care and support to young people who are child protection clients, subject to Children's Court Orders and cannot reside with family.

Reporting to the Principal Practitioner and working closely with the Manager, Hurstbridge Farm. The Senior Clinician will be based at the Farm and be part of a dynamic work environment and team providing a therapeutic residential experience for young people with complex needs.

The therapeutic practice model is underpinned by contemporary trauma and evidence informed practices that serve to provide care staff with the knowledge and capabilities to assist young people to heal and establish strong and positive relationships with those around them.

The Senior Clinician will provide a range of services for young people in out of home care including screenings, assessments, group-based intervention programs, preparation of treatment plans and risk assessment reports.

The position is integral to the provision of contemporary therapeutic approaches and clinical support. As the Senior Clinician you will educate, upskill and inspire a team of professionals responsible for the young people residing at the Farm.

This role may require travel and the delivery of after-hours services.


  • Engage with care staff and young people residing at the Farm to lead an implement relevant therapeutic care program goals and activities.
  • Have an extensive understanding of the importance of relationships in the context of trauma-informed care and theories related to child development, attachment, and complex trauma.
  • Provide guidance around day-to-day care, clinical advice, coaching, reasoned recommendations, innovative program options and generate solutions in collaboration with therapeutic care staff and service systems connected with the care of young people residing at the Farm.

Please open the position description to read more.

The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Clinician

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Tobias Earnshaw | 0448 330 539 or tobias.earnshaw@dffh.vic.gov.au

Senior Clinician