Senior Clinician - Detention & Supervision Order Assessments - full time ongoing positions

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email recruitment@justice.vic.gov.au

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Corrections Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1269830
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Senior Clinician - Detention & Supervision Order Assessments - PD - ongoing full time.doc (Word, 861KB)


Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)


Contact: Belinda Ellis, Manager, SOATS
03 9094 2500 or belinda.s.ellis@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Senior Clinician - Detention & Supervision Order (DSO) Assessments

  • Senior Clinician positions available in Specialised Offender Assessment & Treatment Service (SOATS) in Detention & Supervision Order (DSO) Assessments
  • Opportunity to lead the delivery of offender behavior change programs to reduce the risk of re-offending
  • Access to world class professional development through training, supervision and mentoring
  • Full time ongoing opportunities available

About Allied Health in Corrections Victoria

Corrections Victoria's purpose is to deliver an effective corrections system for a safe community. Our clinicians are committed to working with forensic populations towards behavior change by balancing clinical and community risk considerations.

Our Specialised Offender Assessment and Treatment Service (SOATS) division is responsible for providing an integrated system of assessment, management and intervention to offenders with a view to reducing the risk of sexual and violent reoffending. SOATS provides specialised assessment and therapeutic intervention to convicted sexual and violent offenders, including those with a cognitive impairment.

Working as a Senior Clinician within the Detention & Supervision Order (DSO) you will use your strong forensic skills to provide comprehensive clinical risk assessment reports, overseeing two major portfolios,

About the role

A career as a senior clinician in Corrections Victoria you will be leading a team of clinicians and provide a range of high quality training and professional development opportunities.  You will also be exposed to leading national and international experts in the area of forensic and clinical work.

Prior to embarking on a career with us, our senior clinicians have worked as qualified and experienced psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, mental health nurses with training in assessment as well as group and individual interventions.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a nationally and internationally recognized Sex Offender program unit who provide offence specific interventions to men and women who have been convicted of sexual offences.

You do not need to be experienced in working with the offender population. We are looking for senior clinicians who are able to apply their well-developed clinical skills to complex clients.

The Senior Clinician coordinates and conducts risk assessments and comprehensive clinical interviews and prepares clinical reports for sexual offenders. The Senior Clinician is also responsible for staff supervision and written and verbal feedback for staff clinical reports. This Senior Clinician role requires strong leadership qualities to enable staff development and to support effective stakeholder engagement. 

This senior position reports to the Deputy Manager, Intervention Pathways and Planning (IPP). This role works closely with the other Senior Clinicians within SOATS.

Some travel to regional locations may be required.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • experience in supervision of clinicians
  • the ability to apply key therapeutic frameworks
  • experience in behavior assessment and intervention.

As our ideal candidate, you will be:

  • registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or
  • be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work
  • registered or eligibility for registration as a Supervisor is desirable
  • specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field is desired.

Relocation packages available subject to negotiation.

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds.

The department has a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

Optional Information Session

To find out more about our Allied Health - Clinician and Senior Clinician opportunities we are holding an information session in our office in Melbourne CBD.

Date: Thursday, 20 April

Time: 5.45pm (for a 6pm start) until 7.30pm

We will have members of our clinician and our recruitment teams introducing you to the roles, and you will have an opportunity to speak to us one on one about any questions you may have. We will also have members from Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) presenting on internship program requirements.

To register please click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/allied-health-djr-clinician-and-senior-clinician-information-session-tickets-33572342781

How to apply

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

To register please click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/allied-health-djr-clinician-and-senior-clinician-information-session-tickets-33572342781

How to apply

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

Applications close on Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

For further information, please contact Sandra De Lorenzo, Recruitment Services on (03) 8684 1721 or 0429 517 228 for a confidential discussion.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

 


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