Senior Clinician - Offending Behaviour Programs

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH4
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Closing Date: 04-Mar-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description- Senior Clinician - Offending Behaviour Programs.doc (Word, 861KB)

Allied Health Clinician Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 105KB)

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

Contact: Wafaa Choucair, Regional Director, OBP
03 9094 2613 or

Position Details

  • Two Senior Clinicians vacancies within our Offending Behaviour Program (OBP) unit based in Carlton
  • Paid training commences 24 April
  • Positions based in Carlton, inner suburbs of Melbourne CBD within the Offendng Behaviour Programs (OBP)
  • 12 month fixed term contracts: AH4 $93,867 - $113,572 + super

Upcoming information sessions:

We invite you to attend one of our information sessions to meet with our clinician and recruitment team:

  • Saturday, 24 February at 11.00am in Melbourne CBD

As numbers are limited, please press here to secure your seat.

  • Wednesday, 28 February at 6.00pm in Melbourne CBD

As numbers are limited, please press here to secure your seat.

If you cannot make it to a face to face information session, we also have online information sessions available:

  • Wednesday 28 February at 1pm to 2pm- access online and via your phone

To access log in details, please press here

  • Thursday 1 March at 5pm to 6pm - access online and via your phone

To access log in details, please press here


Role summary

  • Working within the OBP unit you will use interventions to reduce violence, inspire motivation to change, emotion management and other offence-related topics.
  • OBP is structured within a hybrid model, covering eligible prisoners in public prisons and offenders reporting to Community Correctional Services across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

As a Senior Clinician your responsibilities include;

  • providing risk assessment, clinically interview clients and determine appropriate treatment pathway
  • preparing treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for stakeholders, such as the Adult Parole Board
  • a team of Clinicians – assisting with their professional development and training
  • the provision programs across prisons and/or Community Corrections Services (CCS) 
  • and adhere to and demonstration of key therapist characteristics [empathy, warmth, rewarding and directive] to facilitate the therapeutic relationship.


To be appointed as a clinician for Corrections Victoria, you are required to be either;

  • registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (provisional psychologists are welcome to apply); or
  • eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Work; or
  • credentialed as a mental health nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses; or
  • registered as an occupational therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

About you

To succeed, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • knowledge and understanding of the Criminal Justice System
  • knowledge of reducing re-offending literature and an ability to apply theory to practice
  • the ability to apply key therapeutic frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to working with offenders
  • understanding of and commitment to the application of best practice principles of therapeutic intervention.


  • Interactive and thorough paid training (including foundation, theory, and mentored on the job training) commencing on Monday, 23 April.
  • Joining established and experienced clinician teams, which foster a mentoring and learning culture
  • The networking opportunities you receive with leading national and international experts in forensic and clinical work.
  • Ongoing professional development and training, including external seminars and conferences in Victoria
  • Career progression paths for Provisional Psychologists with paid supervision to work towards general registration.
  • Annual salary increases (within the Allied Health banding grade) when annual performance benchmarks are met.
  • Opportunity for secondments including within the head office and the wider DJR network.
  • Job security for ongoing vacancies within the largest department in Victoria.
  • Flexible working arrangements are available for some vacancies; to keep a work/life balance or study commitments.
  • Visa sponsorship assistance and/or relocation allowances are available for eligible candidates and vacancies.

 For further information about these vacancies, please contact Jonathan Blake, Recruitment Services on 03 8684 1095 or to have a confidential discussion.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday, 4 March. There will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's key selection criteria, to which you are required to respond. In addition, we are regularly reviewing applications up until the closing date, so please do not delay in submitting your application.

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We employ people of any gender, age, religion, cultural background and sexual orientation. We also seek to accommodate staff members with disabilities. 

Our employees at DJR demonstrate commitment to the department's values and behaviours – which are,

  • serve the community
  • work together
  • act with integrity
  • respect other people and,
  • make it happen.


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