Senior Clinical Programs Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: AH4
Work Location: Gippsland - South Gippsland
Reference: VG/5868MAY
Closing Date: 11-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 159KB)

Position Description - 5868 - Senior Clinical Programs Officer.docx (Word, 761KB)

Contact: Shaun Braybrook on 0438 360 619

Position Details

  • Influence positive behavioural change within the Aboriginal community statewide
  • Develop your therapeutic approaches within a supportive environment
  • Ongoing, full-time or Fixed Term Contract
  • Allied Health Grade 4 ($93,867 - $113,572) plus superannuation

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Clinical Programs Officer on an Ongoing, full time or Fixed Term Contract basis in Wulgunggo Ngalu, Gippsland.

About Us

Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place (WNLP) is a statewide residential diversionary program for Aboriginal men, located in the Gippsland region near the town of Yarram. It is jointly funded by Corrections Victoria and the Koori Justice Unit and operated as part of the Department of Justice Regional Services Network (RSN). WNLP is an important initiative for strengthening diversion and alternatives to imprisonment under Phase 3 of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA3). 

WNLP opened in 2008 and has a 20-bed capacity. It provides a range of programs to assist Aboriginal men to support them to successfully complete their Community Corrections Orders and reduce their risk of further offending, in a culturally strong and supportive environment.

About the Role

Located at WNLP, Macks Creek, the Senior Clinical Programs Officer, is responsible for delivering clinical services for residents including contributing to the intake and assessment process for new referrals, providing offending behaviour and psychotherapeutic interventions to residents and expert advice, support and training to the WNLP management team and staff. Key accountabilities of the Senior Clinical Programs Officer include:

  • contributes to the intake and assessment process for new referrals
  • provides offending behaviour assessments and interventions to residents
  • provides expert advice, support and training to members of the WNLP management team
  • liaises with contracted service providers delivering clinical and/or offending behaviour interventions

The Senior Clinical Programs Officer will receive clinical support from Corrections Victoria clinical peers and clinical supervision from an external provider, as required. Access to training and professional development as a member of the wider Offending Behaviour Programs (OBP) staff network is also available.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, social sciences, behavioural sciences or a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Koori Community, both society and culture, and relevant issues impacting the community
  • Clinical experience in working with people who display challenging behaviours to influence positive and permanent change

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

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.

Applications for this role close midnight Monday, 11 June 2018

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