Drug Court Clinical Advisor, Dandenong Magistrates' Court

Seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised Clinical Advisor to join the Melbourne team.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/MC1693B
Closing Date: 28-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MC1693- Candidate Application Form.doc (Word, 104KB)


MC1693- Position Description.doc (Word, 174KB)


Contact: Andrew McMillan
(03) 8766 2118

Position Details

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 Andrew McMillan on (03) 8766 2118.

Applications close Thursday 28 June 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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