Drug Court Clinical Advisor, Melbourne Magistrates' Court

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria’s vision is to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community. Operating at 51 locations across the state, the court has a broad and diverse jurisdiction. For more information www.magistratescourt.vic.gov.au. Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits. CSV strongly encourages applications from people of any gender, age, religion, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MC0026
Closing Date: 08-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MC0026 - Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 103KB)


MC0026 Position Description.docx (Word, 42KB)


Contact: Kristy Rowe
(03) 9032 0938

Position Details

The Drug Court of Victoria is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised Clinical Advisor to join the Melbourne team. The Drug Court Clinical Advisor is responsible for providing a range of clinical advice, treatment and referral services for the Drug Court and its' participants, in line with the principles and practices of the model. 

It is the role of the Drug Court Clinical Advisor to: 

  • Assess offenders referred to the Drug Court and develop treatment plans to address substance use and associated issues.
  • Develop individual treatment plans for participants on a Drug Treatment Order to address their substance use, psychosocial history and
  • Participate in case conferences and provide expert advice to the Court in relation to the offender's psychosocial history, substance use and suitability for the inclusion in and ongoing participation in the program.
  • Provide assessment and progress reports for the Drug Court Magistrate.
  • Develop, manage and maintain key relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including Court Services Victoria, court staff, judiciary, community organisations, drug treatment agencies, peer agencies, and other Victorian Government Departments and Non-Government Organisations.
  • Contribute to the development and progress of the Drug Court program including the development and continuous improvement of clinical policies, procedures and assessment tools. 

The Drug Court Clinical Advisor is a vital member of a multi-disciplinary team, the successful candidate will excel in a team environment. The successful candidate will be afforded the opportunity to work in a dynamic and innovative environment and develop collaborative relationships with a diverse range of key stakeholders.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, outlining professional skills, knowledge and personal qualities.  Applications should include:

1) resume

2) a short covering letter and

3) completed application form (see file attachment).

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact  Kristy Rowe on (03) 9032 0938.

Applications close Monday 8 January 2018 

Magistrates' Court of Victoria's vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.


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