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Clinician (Provisional Psychologist)
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Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/3729_3974_3756
Closing Date: 06-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $59,080 - $80,987
Job Duration: 12 months
File Attachment: Clinician, OPB AH2 - Position Description (December 2018).docx (Word, 123KB)

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Contact: Rebecca Warburton
  0407 018 825

Position Details

Provisional Psychologist - 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 $66,699 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.

About us

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 Provisional Psychologist 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.

Registration requirements

To be eligible, you must hold a provisional registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).

Provisional Psychologist (AH2.2.1 $66,699 per annum + super) requirements, to be eligible, you must be within either the:

  • 5+1 internship pathway
  • 4+2 where you have completed all components relating to child and adolescent psychology or
  • Higher Studies pathway

 You are also required to hold a valid drivers' licence.

Our Culture

  • 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.

Corrections Victoria - Allied Health video

To learn more about a career as a clinician with us, watch our video here

For further information please contact Rebecca Warburton, Senior Clinician on 0407 018 825


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.

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