- Job posted on: 14th Sep 2021
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Senior Social Worker (SW3) Melbourne Assessment Prison (MAP)
Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Based at Melbourne Assessment Prison - Forensicare provides a detailed reception mental health screening assessment for every prisoner received into custody at the Melbourne Assessment Prison (MAP) in Spencer Street West Melbourne; outpatient clinics to mentally ill prisoners within the prison; a 16 bed Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) which provides initial assessment and treatment to seriously mentally ill prisoners; an after- hours mental health crisis intervention service and consultancy and training services for prison and service staff on the treatment and management of male prisoners with mental health issues.
The Senior Social Work position plays a key role in the provision of Outpatient Social Work services for those incarcerated in the Melbourne Assessment Prison. The position provides high-level consultation and advice to members of the multi-disciplinary team on social work practice and related interventions. The position provides advice, consultation and engages in networking with other agencies and stakeholders to ensure individuals receive access to the required mental health care and support within the custodial environment.
This position is subject to a Police Check.
We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:
Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.