Salary Range: $92,332 – $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Work Type: Various
Applications close: 30 June 2024
Join the team that shapes forensic intervention in Victoria and create a bigger change.
- Work on complex cases with a unique group
- Enjoy world-class training and wellbeing support
- Flexible work options and locations
If you’re looking to challenge yourself, join a supportive multidisciplinary team and build your clinical reputation, you’ll love the work at Forensic Intervention Services (FIS).
We are a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria doing innovative work in areas such as violent and sexual offending, alcohol and other drugs, violent extremism and restorative justice.
We’re looking for people with experience in psychology, social work, mental health nursing or occupational therapy to become clinicians.
Whether you’re looking to build skills, enjoy more variety or make your mark in an exciting field, this is career defining work with a complex group you won’t get access to anywhere else.
Opportunities are available in metro Melbourne, the Geelong area and regional locations.
How we’ll support and reward you
Our work can be demanding so we offer first-rate training and support.
- A specialised induction program for new clinical staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training)
- Exposure to national and international experts in forensic work.
- Mental health and wellbeing care – essential debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners.
- Supervision by senior clinical staff with support on a day-to-day basis.
- Ongoing professional development including clinical scholarship, research program and study leave opportunities.
- Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
- Registration or professional association membership funded annually (e.g. PBA/AHPRA, AASW)
- Relocation allowances for eligible candidates.
What you’ll do
As a clinician, you will build on your existing expertise as part of a multidisciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment.
Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you’ll deliver a wide range of individualised services including:
- Comprehensive assessments including risk assessments.
- Clinical interviews to determine appropriate treatment pathways.
- Treatment interventions employing evidence-based assessment tools.
- Treatment programs involving individual and group sessions.
- Preparing treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders.
Travel to correctional facilities is a required part of the role so you will need to possess a current driver’s licence.
To apply, you’ll need to hold, or be eligible for, one of the following:
- General registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).
- Eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
- Credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
- Registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary Range: $106,534 – $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Work Type: Ongoing full-time
Applications close: 1 March 2024
- Join Victoria’s new ground-breaking youth justice centre near Werribee (20 mins from Melbourne)
- Deliver clinical programs enabling rehabilitation of children and young people in custody with highly complex needs
- Administer criminogenic and other targeted programs to achieve sustained behaviour change in children and young people at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct
Make our community safer by helping children and young people build better futures for themselves at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.
Create Change from the Inside Out
The young people we work with can make remarkable changes in their lives. For many, those changes will begin at the new state-of-the-art Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct (Cherry Creek).
The facility will offer innovative services aimed at reducing reoffending and giving young people the skills to make the most of their lives when they return to the community.
Doing this work well will make our state a safer place to live.
Be part of the change you want to see, join the workforce at Cherry Creek.
- AHP 4.1 Role earning $106,534- $128,897 per year plus super.
- Deliver targeted psychosocial and multi-systemic needs-based programs for children and young people at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.
- Collaborate with various stakeholders to implement evidence based clinical assessments enabling rehabilitative outcomes.
- Provide guidance and support to a team of Behaviour Support Specialists, Youth Justice Workers and other staff delivering rehabilitative services at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.
- Relocation allowance is available for eligible candidates.
The Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice will report to the Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice. The Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice will provide evidence-based clinical assessments and deliver targeted criminogenic and non-criminogenic programs facilitated on an individual or group basis to children and young people at Cherry Creek as part of the overarching rehabilitation services model.
- Support and give specialist advice to a team of behaviour support specialists, youth justice workers, extended operations team to create best practise outcomes for children and young people.
- Complete comprehensive case notes, prepare treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders.
- Undertake research and analysis in specialist clinical portfolio area for input into recommendations to senior staff and provide continuous feedback and contributions to improve practice and responsiveness.
- Lead initiatives and manage quality assurance to support implementation of the child safe standards across internal and external clinical teams by providing guidance and expertise on child and adolescent development, knowledge on interventions and policy.
To be successful in the role, you will have knowledge of key issues impacting youth justice with experience working directly with children and young people.
- General registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); or
- Eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW); or
- Credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses; or
- Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
Up to $10,000 is currently being offered to cover relocation expenses. This reimbursement can be used for moving costs, travel costs, removalist hire or temporary accommodation so talk to our recruitment team when you apply! For more information on the skills and experience that we are looking for in our new team members, please read the job description document attached.
Cherry Creek: Building better futures
Cherry Creek reimagines what a custodial facility can be.
Set in a picturesque part of Victoria, Cherry Creek is a safe and secure place where young people can work on getting their lives back on track. Their efforts are supported by programs and services backed by world-leading research on rehabilitation.
We want young people to return home with the confidence that they can thrive in their own communities, so the facility is designed to represent a familiar, real-world environment. Instead of larger dormitory-style accommodation, young people at Cherry Creek sleep in smaller four-bed and eight-bed units across different neighbourhoods.
Some of Cherry Creek’s other design features include:
- Enhanced health, mental health and drug and alcohol support, including a dedicated health centre and two mental health units for young people.
- Purpose-built buildings to deliver programs and education, a recreational centre, and vocational training campus for trade-specific courses.
- A spiritual and cultural space, for cultural and faith-based programs, including gardens and a yarning circle.
- Energy-efficient design throughout the precinct, including the use of many recycled materials.
- Age-appropriate and culturally sensitive accommodation and learning environments.
- Modern and spacious staff facilities with views of the You Yangs mountain range
- Access to on-site parking and staff gym
We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department’s work. We do this by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government’s promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email [email protected].
The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.
The department is no longer required to review or collect candidates COVID-19 vaccination information as part of the recruitment process. The department is continuously committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).
The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people’s rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.