Forensic Clinical Specialist

Looking to elevate your lifestyle? Join our warm and welcoming team at South West Healthcare! Located in the beautiful Great South Coast region, we provide a wide range of medical, surgical, and psychiatric services to over 110,000 residents. With 282 beds and various primary and community services, we're committed to holistic care. Warrnambool, our vibrant city, boasts excellent sports facilities, educational opportunities from preschool to university, and rich social and cultural amenities. Discover the award-winning foreshore promenade, a stunning 5.7km coastal path with breathtaking views from the breakwater to the Hopkins River mouth. Enjoy a fulfilling career and a vibrant life with us!
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1803284
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2024
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: POSITION DESCRIPTION Forensic Clinical Specialist.pdf (PDF, 389KB)
Job Specification

POSITION DESCRIPTION Forensic Clinical Specialist.pdf (PDF, 389KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sue Parsonage

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is seeking applications from clinically trained and endorsed Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Psychologist, qualified Occupational Therapist and/or Social Workers for our Forensic Clinical Specialist (FCS) role. 

The Forensic Clinical Specialist Program (FCSP) works to improve the expertise and capacity of the clinical mental health workforce to optimally assess and treat consumers with dual vulnerabilities of serious mental illness and risk of offending.

Position overview

  • Full Time (40 hours per week), Fixed-term position
  • Warrnambool Campus
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 5, Social Worker/Occupational Therapist/Psychologist Grade 4
  • Salary Range: $125,008.00 - $145,502.00 pro rata , plus superannuation

This position is eligible for an incentive payment for rent, childcare, relocation costs and more, as part of the new workforce and incentive grants program administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV) up to $10,000.

What you bring

The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong background in mental health, demonstrating both knowledge and practical experience. Be dedicated to enhancing mental health care for individuals facing dual challenges of serious mental illness and potential offending behaviours. Expertise including extensive work in risk assessment, risk management, and supporting consumers with complex needs related to serious mental illness.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities
  • Ongoing clinical supervision
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 21 July 2024. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 or Medical Scientist, Pharmacist and Psychology Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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