Forensic Senior Clinician, Complex Interventions

Deliver evidence-based high quality assessment, intervention and consultation in relation to complex, high risk and high profile service users.
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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Various
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: AH4
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: Ongoing role and Fixed Term role (24 Months)
Attachments: Position Description - Forensic Senior Clinician Complex Interventions - 11 August 2023 (1).DOCX (Word, 545KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Andreia Azevedo

Position Details

  • Great opportunity to join Forensic Intervention Services
  • Make a positive difference in keeping our community safe
  • Attractive salary between $105,479 - $127,621 + superannuation

There are currently exciting opportunities to join Forensic Intervention Services as a Forensic Senior Clinician within the Complex Interventions team, on both fixed and ongoing bases.


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 Forensic Senior Clinician, Complex Interventions, do?

In this role, you will provide high quality, specialist, risk assessment, treatment planning, intervention and consultation in relation to complex, high risk and high profile service users. The service users you will work with could include those in high security, management units, and those who have committed violent extremist offences. You will provide clinical leadership and authoritative advice to stakeholders across the system to influence complex, multi—faceted decision making. You will maintain and establish effective relationships with stakeholders and other service providers in a multi-disciplinary approach in the management of complex, high risk and high profile service users.

The role will require travel to correctional facilities across the state.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description or contact Name: Andreia Azevedo, Manager, Complex Interventions at


What skills should the Forensic Senior Clinician, Complex Interventions, have?

  • An advanced understanding of the theory and therapeutic frameworks underpinning assessment and treatment with complex and high risk service users within the justice system, and an ability to apply these frameworks in practice, such as the Risk-Needs-Responsivity principles and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Interventions
  • Significant experience in the application of evidence-based psychometric and structured professional judgement tools in relation to the assessment of service users in the justice settings, including those used in CVE Interventions.
  • Significant experience in and knowledge of delivery of individual and group treatment and behaviour intervention treatment models with complex populations (for example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Transtheoretical Model of Change, Trauma Informed Care, Strengths Based Approaches).
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of the behavioural and mental health considerations for service users accommodated in restricted environments, and the relevant therapeutic and clinical frameworks regarding treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Adherence to and demonstration of key therapist characteristics (e.g., empathy, warmth, rewarding and directive) to facilitate the therapeutic relationship.


  • Minimum four years post-registration clinical experience, or equivalent. Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia; or
  • Member of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW); or
  • Credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses; or
  • Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Knowledge of CVE assessments, interventions and theoretical frameworks is desirable.
  • Specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field, is desirable.
  • Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor status is desirable.
  • A current Victorian driver's licence is required.


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.

  • In accordance with the Jobs and Skills Exchange Recruitment Policy, only Victorian Public Service employees are eligible to apply for this position. People on labour hire contracts, such as agency staff and external contractors, are not eligible to apply.
  • 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.



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