Clinician, Forensic Disability Clinical Services

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: AH3
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DFFH/COPL/374871
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: AH-3 Clinician DFFH.COPL.374871 PD Sep 23.pdf (PDF, 188KB)
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Contact: Fiona Griffiths
(03) 9821 7777

Position Details


This role operates within a dynamic environment and requires a capacity to understand the complexities of the service delivery environment, and the concerns of stakeholders and the broader community. This role includes the need to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team environment across residential and community-based settings. Clinicians are responsible for providing support and specialist interventions to forensic disability clients in a residential treatment facility and/or in the community and deliver therapeutic group programs to forensic disability clients. This role serves an important function to support clients with significant needs.


  • Conduct assessments of client risk and treatment needs, develop and implement treatment plans for clients, identify and develop alternative intervention options and take other appropriate follow-up actions in accordance with the range of accepted options determined by departmental protocols.
  • Conduct functional behavioural assessments that assist in the identification of adaptive and maladaptive behaviours to facilitate the provision of services that appropriately meet client's needs.
  • Provide advice and information regarding services, initiate intervention strategies and work with other professionals in dealing with complex serious offenders.

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The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

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