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Specialist Interventions Clinician / Counsellor

ACT Government
  • Justice and Community Safety
  • ACT Corrective Services
  • Community Corrections and Release Planning / Programs and Reintegration
  • Programs and Interventions
  • Specialist Interventions Clinician (Counsellor)
  • Health Professional Level 2
  • Salary Range: $66,096 - $90,737 (PN: 35025)

Details: ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is seeking a highly motivated, suitably qualified and experienced person to fill the position of Specialist Interventions Clinician (Counsellor, HP2), Community Corrections and Release Planning, at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

Under direction of the Specialist Interventions Team Leader, the successful applicant will support the delivery of 1:1 and group therapeutic interventions for detainees with identified needs in the AMC; support the detainee Peer Mentor Program; and provide critical incident responses as required.

In addition, you will contribute to providing a critical incident response to staff and detainees who have been exposed to, or involved in, significant event/s within the AMC.

Further to this, the successful applicant will contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of the client programs and services and to the maintenance of monitoring systems to enable evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment options, in accordance with leading practice guidelines.

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:

  • Relevant qualification/s in counselling are essential
  • Experience within a forensic setting is desirable but not essential.
  • This position does require a National Police Check and a pre-employment medical.
  • A current driver’s licence is essential.
  • Professional membership or demonstrated eligibility for professional membership of a relevant counselling body.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work employment, post qualification, in a relevant role.
  • 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.

For further information, please visit www.jobs.act.gov.au.

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

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