Employer: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Legal & Human Rights, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: State Government
Job posted on: 10 January, 2017.
Applications close: 29 January, 2017.
- Start 2017 with a unique and rewarding career in Allied Health within the public sector
- Use your skills and experience to influence positive behavioural change
- Flexible working arrangements – full time, contract and part time opportunities available
- $78,773 to $89,375 plus super
About Allied Health in Corrections Victoria
Corrections Victoria's purpose is to deliver an effective corrections system for a safe community. Our clinicians are committed to working with forensic populations towards behaviour change by balancing clinical and community risk considerations.
Our Offending Behaviour Programs (OBP) division provides targeted interventions to offenders across public prisons and Community Correctional Services (CCS). All interventions aim to reduce an offender’s risk of re-offending utilising a best practice framework. Using a strong cognitive-behavioural approach, interventions range from intensive therapeutic group programs to shorter psycho-educational programs, and individual intervention where required.
Our Specialised Offender Assessment & Treatment Service (SOATS) division is responsible for providing an integrated system of assessment, management and intervention to offenders with a view to reducing the risk of sexual and violent reoffending. SOATS provides specialised assessment and therapeutic intervention to convicted sexual and violent offenders, including those with a cognitive impairment.
About the role
A career as a clinician in Corrections Victoria will provide you the opportunity to participate in a range of high quality training and professional development opportunities with leading national and international experts in the area of forensic and clinical work.
Working as a clinician in a correctional environment offers a unique opportunity to develop expertise that is supported by high quality leadership, collaborative and multidisciplinary teams to reduce re-offending.
You do not need to be experienced in working with the offender population. We are looking for clinicians who are able to apply their well-developed clinical skills to complex clients.
Skills and experience
As our ideal candidate you will be:
- registered as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia; or
- registered as a member (or be eligible for membership) with the Australian Association of Social Work; or
- credentialed as a mental health nurses with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses; or
- registered as an occupational therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Why work with us?
At the Department of Justice and Regulation, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.
We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders.
If you are resilient, flexible, like to work as part of a team of like-minded individuals, and are passionate about delivering interventions that make a difference within the community, then we would like to hear from you!
Relocation packages available subject to negotiation.
For further details on these opportunities, we encourage you to register for our Allied Health – Clinician Information Session. You will hear from a member of the recruitment team and an expert from the field. This will be a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.
Please register below using the link to register via our information session (named Allied Health – Clinician Information Session): https://www.correctionsjobs.vic.gov.au/events.