Senior Clinician

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, we’re 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.

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?
Job Details
Careers Logo
Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/3752_7951
Closing Date: 23-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: Until 09/09/2019 and 30/06/2019
Attachments: 3752 7951 Senior Clinician NWMA - Position Description - August 2018.docx (Word, 124KB)

Contact: Dr Ninawa Butrus
0448 244 218 /

Position Details

  • 2 x fixed term full-time positions ending June 2019 and Sept 2019
  • Senior correctional allied health professionals
  • $95,275 - $115,276 + superannuation, Carlton (Melbourne)

About the region - North West Metropolitan Area

  • Melbourne CBD (covers an area from Carlton to Melton to Broadmeadows)
  • Lead a team of clinicians to effectively deliver assessments and program interventions
  • Receive dedicated foundation, theory, and mentored on the job training
  • Internal career advancement to other senior and executive vacancies within Corrections Victoria
  • Flexible working arrangement available – part-time and full-time options with flexible work hours 

Advance your career within a forensic setting at Corrections Victoria. Lead a team of clinicians to make a direct positive impact to the safety of our community.

About us

Our team of clinicians work with a broad array of complex and challenging offenders, both serving Community Corrections Orders and prison sentences across Victoria. These individuals have varying criminal and behavioural backgrounds requiring varied engagement and treatment pathways. 

Offending Behaviour Programs (OBP) focus on reducing an offender's risk of re-offending. OBP makes a direct positive impact on the safety of the Victorian community. OBP uses interventions to reduce violence, to inspire motivation to change, to improve emotion management and to address other offence-related topics.

As a Senior Clinician, you will:

  • provide leadership and direction to a team of clinicians, including clinical supervision
  • facilitate the efficacy of group and individual program interventions
  • plan, implement and supervise service delivery of specialised assessment and therapeutic interventions for sentenced offenders
  • undertake risk assessment and prepare appropriate treatment pathways for offenders.

To succeed you will have:

  • a desire to lead, mentor and develop staff to meet their full potential
  • experience in providing clinical individual and group supervision to clinicians
  • preferably at least two years' experience in delivering group-based treatment or therapy
  • the expertise in applying best practice principles within therapeutic interventions.

Registration requirements

To be eligible, you must either:

  • hold general registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)
  • be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • be credentialed as a mental health nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses or
  • be registered as an occupational therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

You are also required to hold a valid drivers' licence

 Our culture

  • Join a high performing team of clinical professionals within a supportive working environment
  • Receive guidance and mentoring from your manager
  • Flexible working arrangement offered – part-time and full-time options with flexible work hours available
  • We are culturally diverse and inclusive, involved in many events including NAIDOC week and the annual LGBTI pride walk


  • Receive dedicated training prior to formally starting in the role (including foundation, theory, and mentored on the job training)
  • AHPRA, AASW or equivalent membership funded annually
  • Receive supervision funded by the department
  • Access to networking opportunities and ongoing professional development in forensic and clinical work, including external conferences at the department 

Applications close: Sunday 23 September 2018

How to apply

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

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.


From here...