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Senior Clinician

The GEO Group Australia
  • Job No: GEO1785
  • Location: Ravenhall, Victoria

Do you have advanced clinical skills and experience in working with offender populations?

Do you want to supervise a large clinical team in the most innovative correctional environment in Australia?

Are you committed to making a real difference in the lives of offenders through reducing recidivism and supporting community integration?

Apply now to be part of a team of Senior Clinicians at Ravenhall Correctional Centre.

About The GEO Group Australia

The GEO Group is the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW and VIC. We aim to deliver better corrections and create safer communities. We focus on providing a continuum of care and integration of services to make a real difference in the lives of people we work with. As a Registered Training Provider (number 3570), GEO offers a wide variety of training programs which are nationally accredited.

Our company is defined by us always acting with Integrity, showing everyone Respect without fail, being Accountable at all times, always being Agile and continuously looking for opportunities to be Innovative.

For more information about our organisation, visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au.

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About Ravenhall Correctional Centre

Ravenhall is a 1300 bed medium security prison for adult sentenced and unsentenced males. Its contemporary campus-style design reflects four accommodation communities with varying profiles: 1) induction and transition, 2) youth and indigenous, 3) challenging behaviours and more settled prisoners and 4) protection. Community accommodation is complimented by a further 75-bed Forensic Mental Health Unit, 25-bed Unit for prisoners with significant challenging behaviours, and a 25-bed Mission Unit designed to respond intensively and therapeutically to current community issues. In recognition of the importance of Continuum of Care, Ravenhall extends its presence into the community by providing ex-prisoners with access to post-release support at GEO’s Community Reintegration Centre.

Through investment in opportunities for prisoners to engage in work, education and programs, prisoners are not only held safely and securely but given every chance to turn their lives around. Issues behind much of the crime in our communities – such as violent attitudes, anti-social behaviours and the abuse of drugs and alcohol – are addressed through innovative programs and interventions. At the same time helping prisoners with day-to-day challenges such as gaining and holding down employment and finding a suitable place to live also help prevent a return to crime.

Ravenhall’s unprecedented emphasis on offender rehabilitation and reintegration is evidenced by a significantly sized team of clinicians, working in concert with a number of Victoria’s most respected organisations including Forensicare, Correct Care, YMCA and Kangan Institute. Together, Ravenhall provides an integrated service system that collaboratively brings about lasting positive change in the lives of prisoners pre- and post-release. Through these partnerships the objective of Safer Victorian Communities is achieved.

About the Opportunity

Ravenhall is recruiting for a Senior Clinician to provide clinical leadership and supervision within the largest multidisciplinary clinical team within a correctional centre in Victoria.

The Senior Clinician will have an opportunity to supervise, coach and mentor clinical staff at Ravenhall to assist them to provide ethical and responsive interventions that make a real difference in the lives of prisoners and their families. Senior Clinicians will supervise a team of clinicians undertaking diverse evidence-based clinical work. This includes the completion of forensic risk assessments, and delivery of a suite of over 25 treatment programs, including remand programs, general offending programs, violent offending programs, AOD programs, and complementary programs. The Senior Clinician will also maintain a small case load of complex clients and will provide clinical leadership and expert advice on issues related to Continuum of Care and offender rehabilitation and reintegration across the Centre.

Your Skills & Experience

To be successful in the Senior Clinician role at Ravenhall you will have:

  • Full registration as a Psychologist or Social Worker with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) or Australian Association of Social Work (AASW), respectively.
  • Two or more years of experience as a registered practitioner completing assessments, individual and group interventions, in a correctional, clinical or other relevant setting, preferably with mandated clients.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Victorian Criminal Justice System including the role of the Courts, prisons, parole and community corrections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the “What works” literature in offender rehabilitation, in addition to the application of the Good Lives Model (GLM) and principles of Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) in reducing recidivism in offender populations.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals including the provision of clinical supervision, guidance and mentoring.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise, support and reinforce cross-agency consultation and collaboration in order to achieve shared goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and efficiently prepare and vet complex clinical reports.
  • An ability to communicate a clear vision, manage performance expectations, and ensure policies and procedures are adhered to.

For more information about these positions, please download the respective position description by clicking here.

About the Benefits

Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community. Benefits of working for GEO, include but are not limited to:

  • Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities
  • Ongoing funding for professional development opportunities (including further education sponsorship)
  • Support with Professional Registration costs
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary and rewards scheme
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff gym
  • Subsidised meals

This is your chance to be a part of a new model, with a philosophical focus on the rehabilitation and reintegration of all prisoners to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes.

Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community – Apply Now!

Base salary of $101,827.00 plus super

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply

For enquiries please contact Nimit Pandya, HR Officer or Ana Cuchilla-Castillo, HR Officer on 03 8363 2658 or 03 8363 2662.

Please note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted approximately 2-3 weeks following the closing date. Unsuccessful candidates will be contacted in due course.

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