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Legal Counsel

  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Based in Fairfield
  • Commencing salary: $102,065K (HS6 VIFMH EA) plus super and salary packaging

Are you a motivated, self-starting legal professional interested in mental health and looking to apply your legal expertise for good?

Forensicare is seeking a Legal Counsel to join its Governance, Risk and Legal (GRL) team. Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel will work closely with all members of the GRL team and will be responsible for providing expert legal advice and assistance on a broad range of areas to guide and inform Forensicare’s decision making, including commercial contracting, privacy, employment, corporate governance and risk management.

This is a role that will expose the successful candidate to a breadth of legal, compliance and governance issues and provide an opportunity to develop their legal expertise in a supportive team environment.

Does this sound like you?

A strong self-starter and problem solver, you will have had at least 3-5 years’ post admission experience in a respected firm or in-house setting. You enjoy working in a hands-on role and are confident to work on matters both independently and as part of the GRL team as required. You are personable which enables you to successfully engage and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.

You also have excellent communication and drafting skills, including the ability to write in a clear and engaging manner.

About Forensicare

Forensicare (the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health) is the leading provider of forensic mental health services across Victoria. Forensic mental health is a specialist area within the mental health service system. Forensicare delivers recovery-focused programs to consumers with serious mental illnesses across the Victorian justice system, mental health sector, and the community--from early intervention and prevention, to inpatient care, rehabilitation, and community transition support.

These services are delivered through three streams - inpatient services at Thomas Embling Hospital, community services through the Community Forensic Mental Health Service and prison-based services at several locations across the State. This position will be based at Thomas Embling Hospital with a requirement to work across all Forensicare sites from time to time. We also work in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology through the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science to deliver a forensic mental health research program, specialist training, and ongoing professional education.


We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing Programs including: gym and pool access, staff health service, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.

This position is subject to a Police Check.

Forensicare values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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