Clinician and Senior Clinician - Expression of Interest

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 are 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: See Advertisement
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/FISEOI_2
Closing Date: 24-Dec-2021
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Blake Barnard

Position Details

Forensic Intervention Services – Expression of interest

Our work in Forensic Intervention Services (FIS) starts with the belief that every person has the capacity to change. By building connections based on trust, professionalism, and empathy, we enable violent and sexual offenders to come to terms with their behaviour and develop insights that lead to better choices and a more constructive role in the community.

If you have a background in psychology, social work, mental health nursing or occupational therapy and want to challenge yourself in a complex forensic setting, then we want to hear from you.
We recruit for Clinicians and Senior Clinicians throughout the year across the following locations in Melbourne and regional Victoria:
  • Metro Melbourne
  • Lara and Greater Geelong (based at Barwon Prison and/or Marngoneet and Karreenga Correctional Centres)
  • Grampians (based at Hopkins Correctional Centre and/or Langi Kal Kal Prison)
  • Loddon Mallee (based at Loddon and Middleton Prison) 

Led by highly respected leaders with a clear vision, we are transforming the way clinical forensic intervention is delivered within Australia and fast gaining national and international recognition. Some of the benefits you'll enjoy include:

  • A specialised Clinical Induction Program
  • Clinical supervision from industry leaders.
  • Mandatory debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners.
  • Ongoing professional development including foundation, theory and on-the-job mentoring.
  • Internal and external conferences, clinical scholarshipopportunities and study leave.
  • Research working groups.
  • Annual funding of your AHPRA, ACMHN, AASW or OTC registration.
If you want to equip prisoners with the skills and insights to make better choices and elevate your forensic clinical skills, we want to hear from you.
To be kept informed of upcoming vacancies, please click the apply button and we will send you an application link when vacancies open as well as more information about the specific role.
Please note, your Expression of Interest is not considered a job application and you will not be considered until you apply for an open vacancy.
The department is also committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes. Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)

2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or

3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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