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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CV0753-SEP23
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725
Job Duration: 30/06/2026
Attachments: Position Description - CV0753 - VPS4 - Clinican.docx (Word, 541KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Connie Gaspert on 0456 204 156

Position Details

  • Provide clinical assessment and intervention for the state-wide prison disability support service, the Prison Disability Support Initiative
  • Full time fixed term opportunity until June 2026 to work within Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch
  • VPS Grade 4: $91,418 - $103,725 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is seeking a Clinician to provide a critical role within Offender Services, Corrections Victoria.


About the Business Unit

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is responsible for promoting community safety through the effective management and provision of rehabilitation and reparation opportunities to prisoners and offenders under custodial and community-based supervision.

The Offender Services and Reintegration division of Corrections Victoria (CV) is responsible for providing best practice interventions which aim to reduce the risk of reoffending including case management, offending behaviour programs, and transition and reintegration supports. The Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch (RRB) is responsible for a range of rehabilitation and reintegration programs and services. RRB's purpose is to contribute to a safer community through a safe and humane corrections system that provides opportunities

About the Role

The Clinician of the PDSI is a clinical role within the clinical services stream. The PDSI team consists of a manager and a multidisciplinary team of clinical and disability support staff. PDSI staff work across all prisons in Victoria providing a range of services including case co-ordination, advocacy, clinical consultations, training, assessment, treatment, behaviour support and other interventions for service users with disability associated with underlying cognitive impairment. 

The PDSI is a state-wide essential prison service with staff actively providing in prison services. This role consists of a hybrid of working from 121 Exhibition Street and providing in prison services across all metropolitan and regional prisons.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Provide clinical services to people accommodated within Victorian prisons who demonstrate signs of cognitive impairment, in accordance with the PDSI service delivery.
  • Manage a dynamic caseload of clinical service users.
  • Provide diagnostic and clinical assessments, develop positive behaviour support plans, and develop and deliver other relevant interventions designed to address deficits associated with cognitive impairment and complex clinical presentations.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking clinical assessments for people demonstrating cognitive impairment and complex presentations, including understanding personality, psychological and cognitive functioning.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking functional behaviour analysis and developing individualised treatment plans and positive behaviour support plans for individuals demonstrating cognitive impairment and complex presentations.
  • Demonstrated experience in administering a range of evidence-based psychometric tools associated with assessing cognitive functioning mood, personality, and functional capacity.
  • An understanding of, and commitment to the application of, the Risk Needs Responsivity model.
  • Demonstrated experience working within the field of disability and/or the criminal justice system.
  • An understanding of the challenges involved in working within a forensic environment.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification or experience in the field of allied health is required for this role.
  • A valid Victorian driver's licence is required for this role.


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 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.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.





The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

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