Clinicians with Corrections Victoria are psychologists who work within a forensic environment to play a key role in reducing crime and making our communities safer.

Become a Clinician with Corrections Victoria.

About the Role

As a clinician with Corrections Victoria, you'll apply key therapeutic frameworks to guide assessment and treatment recommendations for prisoners and offenders, as well as delivering a range of group-based offending behaviour programs aimed at reducing the risk of re-offending.

What they do

Your day is spent:

  • Applying behavioural therapy methods to offenders, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
  • Screening offenders for risk using evidence-based tools and systems.
  • Delivering programs directly to offenders.
  • Addressing criminal behaviour and encouraging positive change.
  • Facilitating therapeutic intervention services.
  • Determining treatment pathways and preparing plans and reports.

Applying the key therapeutic frameworks outlined in your training to guide assessment and treatment recommendations.

Qualifications or experience

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

  • General registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN).
  • 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.

Personal qualities

To thrive as a clinician, you should

  • Have a genuine passion and commitment to making a positive difference.
  • Have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Be proficient in report writing.
  • Possess resilience, maturity and the ability to maintain professional boundaries.

Be able to multi-task with strong time management skills.

How to search and apply for jobs

To find out more about a career as a youth justice worker and to apply for our current opportunities, visit clinicianscareers.