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Specialist Communities Clinician - Social Worker / Occupational Therapist

ACT Government
  • Justice and Community Safety
  • ACT Corrective Services
  • Community Corrections and Release Planning/Programs and Reintegration Programs and Interventions
  • Health Professional Level 3
  • $93,346 - $98,359 (up to $103,237 on achieving a personal upgrade), Canberra (PN: 35022, several)

ACT Corrective Services is looking for a suitably qualified person with demonstrated clinical experience, personal integrity, self-confidence and exceptional communication skills to become a Specialist Communities Clinician (HP3, Social Worker/Occupational Therapist) within the Programs and Interventions Unit. Through sound knowledge of trauma informed practice and the principles of therapeutic intervention, the occupant of this role will support detainees through the delivery of programs and services within discrete communities with complex needs within the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

Under direction, the successful applicant will deliver a range of multidimensional treatment options for detainees with varied and complex needs. You will also provide advice related to the care of and service provision for detainees with disabilities and complex needs, including contributing to accommodation unit placements and regular care coordination. Further to this, you will maintain and develop monitoring systems to enable evaluation of effectiveness of treatment options in accordance with leading practice guidelines, and participate in the ongoing review and evaluation of work practices, including quality assurance and reporting on performance indicators, and contribute to the development of policies and procedures.

A high level of interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, including the ability to deal with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds in a correctional environment, is essential.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Occupational Therapist – Mandatory: Hold general registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency [AHPRA]). Applicants must have a minimum of three years paid work employment, post qualification, in a relevant role.

Social Worker – Mandatory: Degree in Social Work. Professional membership or demonstrated eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Applicants must have a minimum of three years paid work employment, post qualification, in a relevant role.

Experience within a forensic setting is desirable but not essential. These positions may require psychological aptitude testing as part of the assessment process. These positions do require a National Police Check. A current driver’s licence is essential. Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to this link.

To learn more about the position visit www.jobs.act.gov.au

Contact Officer: Catherine Garrington (02) 6207 0784 catherine.garrington@act.gov.au using the subject line: Specialist Communities Clinician - Social Worker / Occupational Therapist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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