Clinical Manager, Rehabilitation and Behaviour Support

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we are looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Closing Date: 19-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $149,024
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS6 - Clinical Manager, Rehabilitation and Behaviour Support (1).pdf (PDF, 233KB)

Contact: Chelsea Leach

Position Details

  • Join Victoria's newground-breaking youth justice centrenear Werribee (30 minutes from Melbourne) 
  • Implement research based, proactive foundational processes for the delivery of rehabilitation services 
  • Manage a multi-disciplinary team to help young people addresscomplex behaviours in custodyin order to achieve successful integration back into society. 

Make our community safer by helping children and young people build better futures for themselves at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.

Create Change from the Inside Out

The young people we work with can make remarkable changes in their lives. For many, those changes will begin at the new state-of-the-art Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct (Cherry Creek).

The facility will offer innovative services aimed at reducing reoffending and giving young people the skills to make the most of their lives when they return to the community.

Doing this work well will make our state a safer place to live.

Be part of the change you want to see, join the workforce at Cherry Creek.

The opportunity

  • VPSGrade 6.1 role, earning $127,467 - $149,024 per year plus super 

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team at Cherry Creek 
  • Provide strategic oversight on clinical operations. 
  • Relocation support may be available for the successful candidate. 

The Clinical Manager, Rehabilitation and Behaviour Support reports directly to the Senior Manager, Rehabilitation and Outcomes, and will lead a team of senior clinicians, clinicians, practice leads and senior practice and behaviour change specialists to deliver evidence-based criminogenic and non-criminogenic psychosocial programs. The position will also provide practice guidance and support to operational staff and direct interventions with young people in relation to the management of complex behaviours in custody.  

The Clinical Manager, Rehabilitation and Behaviour Support will be key to the initial mobilisation and establishment of the new facility by assisting in the development of operational documents, including operating manuals, and contribute to the recruitment, selection and training of staff leading them through the operational readiness phase and into ongoing facility operations.  

The Clinical Manager, Rehabilitation and Behaviour Support will be accountable for all aspects of the delivery of rehabilitation services and manages performance, meeting service targets, resources, quality assurance by identifying emerging issues and implementing research-based solutions.  

To be successful in the role, you will have adept leadership and stakeholder management qualities with a focus on innovative service delivery and the acumen to build capability across your team. 

It is also a requirement of this role that you have registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. 

For more information on the skills and experience that we are looking for in our new team membersplease read the job description document attached. 

Cherry Creek: Building better futures

Cherry Creek reimagines what a custodial facility can be.

Set in a picturesque part of Victoria, Cherry Creek is a safe and secure place where young people can work on getting their lives back on track. Their efforts are supported by programs and services backed by world-leading research on rehabilitation.

We want young people to return home with the confidence that they can thrive in their own communities, so the facility is designed to represent a familiar, real-world environment. Instead of larger dormitory-style accommodation, young people at Cherry Creek sleep in smaller four-bed and eight-bed units across different neighbourhoods.

Some of Cherry Creek's other design features include:

  • Enhanced health, mental health and drug and alcohol support, including a dedicated health centre and two mental health units for young people.
  • Purpose-built buildings to deliver programs and education, a recreational centre, and vocational training campus for trade-specific courses.
  • A spiritual and cultural space, for cultural and faith-based programs, including gardens and a yarning circle.
  • Energy-efficient design throughout the precinct, including the use of many recycled materials.
  • Age-appropriate and culturally sensitive accommodation and learning environments.
  • Modern and spacious staff facilities with views of the You Yangs mountain range.
  • Access to on-site parking and staff gym.

Applications close on Sunday 19th February 2023

Apply now!

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. We do this 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 Victoria

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