Clinical Advisor, Drug Court Victoria, Dandenong Magistrates' Court

Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/MC1811B
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MC1811 PD .doc (Word, 165KB)

MC1811 Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 51KB)

Cherise Donovan, (03) 8766 2118 or 0408 792 168

Position Details

Assess offenders referred to the Drug Court and develop treatment plans to address substance use and associated issues.
Participate in case conferences and provide expert advice to the Court.
Contribute to the development and progress of the Drug Court program.
  • Work in a dynamic and innovative environment at the Dandenong Drug Court.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with a diverse range of key stakeholders.
  • Full time, Ongoing VPS Grade 4 role.

About Us

The Drug Court of Victoria (DCV) administers drug treatment orders (DTO) under section 18z of the Sentencing Act 1991. Participants on a DTO receive a judicially supervised, therapeutically oriented, intensive and integrated drug supervision and treatment regime; which focuses on improving many aspects of their lives including drug dependency, physical & mental health, homelessness, education and employment, self-esteem and family and social relationships.

About the role

The Clinical Advisor (CA) is responsible for providing clinical advice, treatment and referral service information for the Drug Court (DC) and DC participants.

The CA plays a crucial role in undertaking comprehensive drug and alcohol assessments with potential DC participants who have been referred to DCV. These assessments are used to inform the judiciary around suitability for DTO's and assist in shaping potential DTO conditions.

The CA is responsible for designing a treatment plan, liaising with alcohol and drug services and supporting the participant to achieve treatment goals. This role also provides secondary consultation to other members of the Drug Court team and the judiciary.

About You

  • You are a skilled, qualified and experienced clinician with experience in supporting individuals with drug addictions and related conditions. 
  • You are an innovative individual who can build therapeutic alliances with participants whilst adhering to Court deadlines.
  • You have a tertiary qualification in social work, welfare, health, psychology or related field with emphasis in AOD.
  • You will have an understanding of, or experience in, working with people in the criminal justice system.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other information

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 is committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.

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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