Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice (AH4)

Job posted: 24/02/2023
Applications close: 30/04/2023 (Midnight)
32 days remaining

32 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $105,479 - $116,552

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services



Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $105,479 - $116,552

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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?

Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice - Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct    

  • Join Victoria's new ground-breaking youth justice centre near Werribee (20 mins from Melbourne) 
  • Lead a team of Clinicians, Child and Adolescent Practice to deliver clinical programs enabling rehabilitation of children and young people in custody with highly complex needs. 
  • Supervise and administer criminogenic and other targeted programs to achieve sustained behaviour change in children and young people at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.  

Make our community safer by helping children and young people build better futures for themselves at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct. 

Create Change from the Inside Out  

The young people we work with can make remarkable changes in their lives. For many, those changes will begin at the new state-of-the-art Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct (Cherry Creek).  

The facility will offer innovative services aimed at reducing reoffending and giving young people the skills to make the most of their lives when they return to the community.   

Doing this work well will make our state a safer place to live.   

Be part of the change you want to see, join the workforce at Cherry Creek.  

 The opportunity  

  • AHP 4.2 Role earning $116,552 - $127,621 per year plus super 
  • Lead a team to deliver targeted needs-based programs for children and young people.   
  • Supervise, review, and implement evidence based clinical assessments to enable rehabilitative outcomes. 
  • Relocation allowance is available for eligible candidates

The Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice will report to the Clinical Manager Rehabilitation and Outcomes. The Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice will lead and provide specialist advice to a dynamic team of Clinicians, Child and Adolescent Practice to deliver criminogenic and non-criminogenic programs in order to create best practise rehabilitative outcomes for children and young people.  

The Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice will administer group and individual interventions and supervise clinical portfolio development by establishing and maintaining effective relationships with various stakeholders to facilitate delivery of multi-systemic interventions.  

The Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice will directly work with children and young people to implement evidence-based clinical assessments as part of the overarching rehabilitation services model at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.  

The Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice will lead initiatives, oversee, and manage quality assurance to support implementation of the child safe standards across internal and external clinical teams by providing trainings and expertise on child and adolescent development, knowledge on interventions and policy and recommendations to Clinicians, Child and Adolescent Practice providing services to young people at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct. 

The Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice will also ensure completion of treatment plans and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders in various capacities delivering services at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct including collaboration with Behaviour Support Specialists and Youth Justice Workers. 

To be successful in the role, you will have sound knowledge of key issues impacting youth justice and experience working directly with children and young people. 

Qualifications Required  : General Registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 

Up to $10,000 is currently being offered to cover relocation expenses. This reimbursement can be used for moving costs, travel costs, removalist hire or temporary accommodation so talk to our recruitment team when you apply! For more information on the skills and experience that we are looking for in our new team members, please read the job description document attached.  

Apply Now!

Cherry Creek: Building better futures   

Cherry Creek reimagines what a custodial facility can be.   

Set in a picturesque part of Victoria, Cherry Creek is a safe and secure place where young people can work on getting their lives back on track. Their efforts are supported by programs and services backed by world-leading research on rehabilitation.  

We want young people to return home with the confidence that they can thrive in their own communities, so the facility is designed to represent a familiar, real-world environment. Instead of larger dormitory-style accommodation, young people at Cherry Creek sleep in smaller four-bed and eight-bed units across different neighbourhoods.  

 Some of Cherry Creek's other design features include:  

  • Enhanced health, mental health and drug and alcohol support, including a dedicated health centre and two mental health units for young people.  
  • Purpose-built buildings to deliver programs and education, a recreational centre, and vocational training campus for trade-specific courses.  
  • A spiritual and cultural space, for cultural and faith-based programs, including gardens and a yarning circle.  
  • Energy-efficient design throughout the precinct, including the use of many recycled materials.  
  • Age-appropriate and culturally sensitive accommodation and learning environments.  
  • Modern and spacious staff facilities with views of the You Yangs mountain range  
  • Access to on-site parking and staff gym   

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. We do this by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector. 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 across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.   

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.    

 Important Information   

The department is 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). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.  

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.   

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).  

Acceptable evidence includes:  

1.    COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)  
2.   Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)  

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.    


For this particular vacancy, priority consideration will apply to Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) platform.   



Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice (AH4)

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Chelsea Leach | chelsea.leach@justice.vic.gov.au

Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice (AH4)