Employer: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Legal & Human Rights, Management, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: State Government
Job posted on: 11 January, 2017.
Applications close: 29 January, 2017.
- Start 2017 with a unique and rewarding career in Allied Health within the public sector
- Access to world class professional development through training, supervision and mentoring.
- Ongoing full time, part time, and fixed term work options available
- $90,890 to $100,429 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. All interventions aim to reduce 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) divisions 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 senior clinician in Corrections Victoria will provide you with the opportunity to lead a team of clinicians and provide a range of high quality training and professional development opportunities. You will also be exposed to leading national and international experts in the area of forensic and clinical work.
Prior to embarking on a career with us, our senior clinicians have worked as qualified and experienced psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, mental health nurses with training in assessment as well as group and individual interventions.
Working as a senior clinician in a correctional environment offers a unique opportunity to provide high quality leadership of multidisciplinary teams to reduce re-offending.
You do not need to be experienced in working with the offender population. We are looking for senior clinicians who are able to apply their well-developed clinical skills to complex clients.
Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Experience in supervision of clinicians
- The ability to apply key therapeutic frameworks
- Experience in behaviour assessment and intervention
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
Relocation packages available subject to negotiation.
At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds.
The department has a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.
For further details on these opportunities, we encourage you to attend one of our information sessions or online webinars. 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.
Link to register via our events page: https://www.correctionsjobs.vic.gov.au/events.