Clinician - Offending Behaviour Programs (OBP)
- Multiple fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions available
- North West Metropolitan Area – Melbourne CBD (covers an area from Carlton to Melton to Broadmeadows)
- Earn between $82,574 - $93,689 per annum + super
Play a critical role in keeping the Victorian community safe by influencing positive change in individuals with offending behaviour. Great opportunity to expand your experience in assessment and treatment within a forensic environment and receive dedicated foundation, theory, and mentored on the job training. Develop your career as a clinician with Corrections Victoria.
Our team of clinicians work with a broad array of complex and challenging offenders, both serving Community Corrections Orders and prison sentences across Victoria. These individuals have varying criminal and behavioural backgrounds requiring varied engagement and treatment pathways.
Offending Behaviour Programs (OBP) focus on reducing an offender's risk of re-offending. OBP makes a direct positive impact on the safety of the Victorian community. OBP uses interventions to reduce violence, to inspire motivation to change, to improve emotion management and to address other offence-related topics.
As a Clinician you will:
- apply a cognitive-behavioural approach, supported by evidence-based techniques and varying interventions including psycho-educational and therapeutic group programs
- provide risk assessments, clinically interview clients and determine appropriate treatment pathways
- prepare treatment and risk assessment reports and plans for stakeholders, such as the Adult Parole Board
- apply key therapeutic frameworks to guide assessment and treatment recommendations
- actively contribute to ongoing research and training on the assessment and treatment of offenders
- deliver mainly group-based offending behaviour programs including offence-specific and offence-related interventions.
You do not need to be experienced in working with the offender population. We are looking for Clinicians who are able to apply their well-developed clinical skills to complex clients.
To be eligible, you must either:
- hold general registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)
- be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
- be credentialed as a mental health nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses or
- be registered as an occupational therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
You are also required to hold a valid drivers' licence.
- Join a high performing team of clinical professionals within a supportive and collaborative working environment
- Receive guidance and mentoring from your manager
- We are culturally diverse and inclusive, involved in many events including NAIDOC week and the annual LGBTI pride walk.
- Receive dedicated training including foundation, theory, and mentored on the job training
- AHPRA, AASW or equivalent membership funded annually
- Receive supervision funded by the department
- Professional networking opportunities with leading national and international experts in forensic and clinical practice
- Access to professional development and training, including external seminars and conferences across Victoria
- Annual salary increases (within the Allied Health banding grade) when annual performance benchmarks are met
- Visa sponsorship assistance and/or relocation allowances are available for eligible candidates and vacancies.
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For further information please contact Rebecca Warburton, Senior Clinician on 0407 018 825 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.
Applications close Sunday 6 January 2019. Please don't hesitate to apply prior to the closing date as applications are assessed on a regular basis.
At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We employ people of any gender, age, religion, cultural background and sexual orientation. We also seek to accommodate staff members with disabilities.