Senior Forensic Mental Health Clinician - Multiple Regions

Job posted: 06/03/2024
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Forensicare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing, Nursing

Reference: 16362

Reference: 16362

Occupation: Medical and Nursing, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne

  • We are establishing our new Regional and Rural Community Services Regional and Rural Victoria
  • Multiple Full-Time ongoing roles at RPN4, OT3, SW3 or P3 level to join our multi-disciplined team
  • Financial Regional Relocation Support provided including community integration

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.

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:

  • Hume (Shepparton, Albury/Wodonga)
  • 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. The roles will embed Forensicare's model of care in practice within the 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.


  • Provide specialist primary, secondary and tertiary consultation services for AMHWS and other key stakeholders, including advanced specialist forensic mental health assessments, risk assessments, reports, and advice.
  • Provide case management on a shared care basis with AMHWS.
  • Provide individual and/or group therapeutic interventions as appropriate.
  • Provide discipline-specific contributions to the team's clinical practice and program development.

What you need:

  • Possession of a relevant tertiary qualification and registration or membership with the appropriate Board (AHPRA) or Association (AASW) as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist.
  • If you're a Mental Health Nurse, completion of a BA Mental Health Nursing or (BA Nursing) with Post Graduate qualifications in Mental Health Nursing.
  • If you're a Psychologist, completion of Masters or Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent or a Doctorate degree in Forensic psychology from an APS accredited course or equivalent, endorsement or eligibility for endorsement by the Psychology Board of Australia in the area of clinical psychology, and endorsement or eligibility for endorsement by the Psychology Board of Australia, in the area of forensic psychology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery and incorporating consumer perspectives into service delivery.

A culture where people matter.

  • Regional Financial 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
  • International Candidates – Sponsorship availability, Permanent (186) or Temporary (482) to approved applicants.
  • 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.

Opportunities also available in Melbourne metro - For more information on Careers at Forensicare, visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers


  • Satisfying immunisation requirements of the position
  • This position is subject to a Police Check
  • We are able to Sponsor eligible International candidates for 182 Permanent or 486 Temporary Visa

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.


Senior Forensic Mental Health Clinician - Multiple Regions

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Matt Brown - (04) 0157 7336

Senior Forensic Mental Health Clinician - Multiple Regions