Forensic Clinical Project Lead

Provide authoritative clinical leadership, consultation and expertise in the planning and delivery of clinical projects delivered by the team
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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: AH4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/FIS/6271B
Closing Date: 01-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: Ongoing - full or part time
Attachments: Position Description - Forensic Clinical Project Lead - AH4 (6271) - March 2024 (3) (3).docx (Word, 544KB)

Contact: Julia Chan

Position Details

Impact the development of world leading forensic practice and clinical staff with your specialist skills. 

  • Great opportunity to join Forensic Intervention Services
  • Make a positive difference in keeping our community safe
  • Attractive salary between $106,534 - $128,897 + superannuation

Exciting opportunity to join Forensic Intervention Services as a Forensic Clinical Projects Lead, Clinical Projects, on an ongoing (full or part time) basis.

What does Forensic Intervention Services do?

We are leaders in forensic intervention services, enabling meaningful behaviour change in offenders (service users) and contributing to a justice and community safety system that works together to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria.

As a division of Corrections Victoria, Forensic Intervention Services is a specialist program area that provides service users in custody and in the community with evidence-based screening, assessment, and offence-specific intervention services to support their rehabilitation. In doing so, Forensic Intervention Services is a critical component of the department's strategy to reduce reoffending and contribute to community safety.

What will the Forensic Clinical Project Lead do?

The Service Development area provides oversight, monitoring, and reform of service delivery across the state, including across both prisons and community corrections. The Service Development area has responsibility for the management and maintenance of the technological systems that support service delivery and continuous improvement. 

The Clinical Projects Lead is responsible for providing leadership, consultation, and expertise in the planning and delivery of clinical projects delivered by the team, including significant involvement in coordinating clinical placement and internship processes.  They will also provide high quality supervision to clinical staff, and establishing and maintaining effective consultation processes with internal and external stakeholders to aid the delivery and management of clinical projects.

What skills should the Forensic Clinical Project Lead have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have demonstrated experience in contributing to the development of knowledge and innovation of forensic best practice and/or research and evaluation practices; demonstrated experience in clinically supervising and leading staff in multidisciplinary teams, and significant experience in and knowledge of, assessment, individual, and group treatment and behaviour intervention treatment models.

You will possess an understanding and awareness of the key issues impacting Corrections Victoria, particularly within the area of program and services for prisoners and offenders, and a demonstrated understanding of relevant frameworks for offender rehabilitation.

What's in it for you?

Our people tell us our "work is extraordinary and complex, bringing intellectual challenge, self-analysis, purpose, a sense of achievement and altruism, and an array of interesting, dedicated colleagues into my life.”

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • Job stability - Ongoing position as a member of the Victorian Public Service (VPS)
  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support– you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.

To learn more about the type of skills you will need to thrive in this role, please read the position description.

If you have any queries, please call Dr Julia Chan on 0477 162 185 or email

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 30 June 2024.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

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