Senior Clinician, Same Page

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, 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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/8948J
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Clinician - Same Page - November 2022.docx (Word, 541KB)

Contact: Alex Foster on 0418 740 971

Position Details

  • Great opportunity to join Forensic Intervention Services
  • Make a positive difference in keeping our community safe
  • Attractive salary between $103,920 - 125,735 + superannuation


Exciting opportunity to join Forensic Intervention Services as a Senior Clinician, Same Page on an ongoing basis.


What does the Forensic Intervention Services team do?

As a division of Corrections Victoria, Forensic Intervention Services is a specialist program area that provides service users in custody and in the community with evidence-based screening, assessment, and offence-specific intervention services to support their rehabilitation. In doing so, Forensic Intervention Services is a critical component of the department's strategy to reduce reoffending and contribute to community safety.


What will the Senior Clinician, Same Page, do?

The Senior Clinician, Same Page is responsible for establishing and facilitating meetings between service users and their supports focused on sharing risk management strategies, goals and treatment learnings. This includes service users that are engaged in or completed treatment while in custody, as well as service users who have been made subject to a post-sentence order.

The supports who comprise a Same Page group are people known and trusted by the service user, including both personal and professional supports, who are committed to assisting the service user to maintain an offence free lifestyle.

This position reports to the Manager, High Risk Management and will adopt a collaborative role with senior management within the business unit.

Some travel to regional locations and overnight stays will be required.


What skills should the Senior Clinician, Same Page, have?

  • Sound clinical experience with a forensic population is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Significant experience in and knowledge of assessment, individual and group treatment and behaviour intervention treatment models with complex populations (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Transtheoretical Model of Change, Trauma Informed Care, Strengths Based Approaches, Systems Theory).
  • Sound knowledge of policies and Acts relevant to the role, including but not limited to, the Serious Offenders Act (2018) is desirable.


What qualifications do you need for the Senior Clinician, Same Page role?

  • Registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency; or
  • Member of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) with accreditation as a Mental Health Social Worker.
  • Minimum four years post-registration clinical experience, or equivalent, is desirable.
  • Specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field, is desirable.
  • Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor status, or equivalent, is desirable.
  • A current Victorian driver's licence is required.


What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • Job stability - Ongoing position as a member of the Victorian Public Service (VPS)
  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support– you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.

To learn more about the type of skills you will need to thrive in this role, please read the position description.


If you have any queries, please call Alex Foster on 0418 740 971 or email

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. 


How to apply

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

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.


The department is 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.

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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