Senior Clinician, Complex Interventions (AH4)

Job posted: 13/09/2021
Applications close: 04/10/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services



Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

Work location: Melbourne | Northern 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?

We are looking for a resilient Senior Clinician to help transform the way forensic intervention is delivered in Australia, delivering world best-practice forensic intervention to high risk, complex, and high profile service users.

  • Lead the development of clinical service for high-risk, complex, and high-profile offenders
  • Challenge yourself on high profile and complex cases in a forensic setting
  • Actively contribute to keeping the Victorian community safe

About the role

You will provide high quality assessment, treatment planning, intervention, and consultation in relation to complex, high-risk and high-profile service users. The service users you will work with could include those in high security, management units, and those who have committed violent extremist offences. You will provide clinical leadership and authoritative advice to stakeholders and engage stakeholders and other service providers in a multi-disciplinary approach in the management of service users. As part of your day-to-day work, you will:

  • Deliver evidence-based assessments, treatment plans, interventions to service users, including treatment planning, and addressing transitional needs
  • Consult with and advise Corrections staff, senior stakeholders and other business units on best practice management and treatment
  • Prepare comprehensive clinical notes, reports, and briefings on sensitive cases
  • Develop an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to how high profile, complex, or high risk service users should be managed based on best practice frameworks
  • Travel to correctional facilities across the state.

How we'll support you

  • Clinical supervision from industry leaders
  • Mandatory debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners
  • Ongoing professional development including foundation, theory, and on-the-job mentoring
  • Internal and external conferences, clinical scholarship opportunities and study leave
  • Research working groups
  • Annual funding of your AHPRA, ACMHN, AASW or OTC registration.


To apply, you'll need to hold (or be eligible for) one of the following:

  • Registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Be registered as a nurse and be eligible to be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse
  • Be registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field
  • Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor status is desirable.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening. A current Victorian driver's licence is required.

Who are we?

Forensic Intervention Services (FIS) is a division within Corrections Victoria. FIS support the belief that every person has the capacity to change and deserves the opportunity to make that change. FIS builds connections based on trust and empathy with people who have committed violent and sexual offences. This work enables us to develop insight and employ evidence-based screening, assessment, and offence-specific intervention services to support a person's rehabilitation. In doing so, we form a critical component of the Department's strategy to reduce reoffending and contribute to community safety.

Applications close on Monday 4 October 2021 at 11.59pm AEST

To find out more about the role, contact Andreia Azevedo, Manager, Complex Interventions on 0476 518 134 or email Andreia.Azevedo@justice.vic.gov au

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 in several roles including clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Senior Clinician, Complex Interventions (AH4)

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Andreia Azevedo | Andreia.Azevedo@justice.vic.gov au

Senior Clinician, Complex Interventions (AH4)