Senior Clinician - Loddon - (full time fixed term contract)

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Department: Corrections Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH4
Work Location: North West - Loddon
Reference: VG/1271775
Closing Date: 07-May-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Sandra De Lorenzo, Senior Consultant
(03) 8684 1721

Position Details

Senior Clinician

  • Senior Clinician position available
  • Opportunity to lead the delivery of offender behaviour change programs to reduce the risk of re-offending
  • Access to world class professional development through training, supervision and mentoring
  • Full time fixed term contract until 9 February 2018

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 behaviour 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 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 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 behaviour 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.

How to apply

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

Applications close on Sunday, 7 May 2017.

For further information, please contact Sandra De Lorenzo, Senior Consultant, Recruitment Services on 03 8684 1721 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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