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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
  • Health Professional Level 1/2
  • $62,823 - $91,962 , Canberra (PN: 35024)

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 (Health Professional ½) 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 assist in the delivery of a range of multidimensional treatment options that offer opportunities for the development of physical, emotional, spiritual wellbeing and personal responsibility for detainees with varied and complex needs.

Under direction, the successful applicant will contribute to the maintenance of 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.

An interest in rehabilitation, community connections, reintegration and the ability to operate effectively in a team, as well as having the capacity 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:

  • General registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency [AHPRA]).

Social Worker – Mandatory:

  • Degree in Social Work.
  • Professional membership or demonstrated eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Experience within a forensic setting is desirable but not essential.
  • This position may require psychological aptitude testing as part of the assessment process.
  • This position does require a National Police Check.
  • A current driver’s licence is essential.
  • This position does require a pre-employment medical.
  • 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 - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.

HP1 – applicants may be recent graduates with less than 12 months paid employment, post qualification, in a relevant role

HP2 – applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work employment, post qualification, in a relevant role.

Note: This position will be filled based on the different experience and qualifications required for each classification. New graduates with less than 12 months professional experience will be eligible for employment at the Health Professional Level 1 classification only.

How to Apply: To learn more about this opportunity and to apply click Apply now.

Contact Officer: Catherine Garrington (02) 6207 0784 catherine.garrington@act.gov.au.

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