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Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS) is recruiting 3 x positions for an exciting new project in collaboration with the Northern Territory Public Health Network (NTPHN).

Development and implementation of a pilot Domestic, Family & Sexual Violence (DFSV) Program.

  • Developing partnerships with identified primary healthcare providers (such as GP clinics and allied health providers) to provide education and referral support in response to managing disclosures of Domestic, Family & Sexual Violence (DFSV).
  • Developing and delivering tailored, ongoing and scaffolded education and professional development and support to frontline staff within partner organisations.
  • Auditing and re-developing referral processes and resources to assist partner services identify, assess and respond to disclosures of DFSV.
  • Provide accessible secondary consultation support to partner services in relation to identification of DFSV, risk assessment and risk management.

We are looking for suitable candidates to fill 3 x positions, attached to the project.

Program Manager (Job Description HERE)

Program Officer (Job Description HERE)

Program Education Officer (Job Description HERE)

Submit your application as soon as possible, as interviews for these positions will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Interested but not sure where you might fit into this project? We would love to hear from you. Contact Alice on 08 89524055 or via email: [email protected]

Create positive change from the inside out.

  • Casual, part-time and full-time opportunities at our Cherry Creek and Parkville precincts
  • Earn up to $93,639, with a base salary of $74,580 including standard penalty rates and overtime
  • Full training provided including a fully funded Certificate IV in Youth Justice
  • Relocation allowance for eligible candidates

Bring your life experience and passion to youth justice, and we’ll offer you job security, paid training and an opportunity to create positive change.

As a youth justice worker, you’ll empower young people in custody to steer their lives in a positive direction by acting as part of an extended network of care, helping them work to a daily structure, achieve key goals and develop life skills.

Youth justice workers also act as keyworkers in a young persons’ care team to monitor progress and support rehabilitative outcomes. It can be challenging work where you’ll need resilience to manage difficult situations, but in return for your skills and life experience, we offer paid training (including a Cert IV in youth justice), job security and a wide range of benefits.

We look for:

  • passion and empathy – the willingness to work with children and young people while still setting boundaries
  • life experience – the ability to adapt and manage challenging situations
  • dedication and resilience – maintaining positivity and commitment even after setbacks
  • teamwork – the ability to be a natural team player and work well with a close team
  • verbal and written communication skills – report writing will be part of your job
  • pro-activity – the skill for solving challenges and complex issues with bright ideas.

We also value qualifications or experience in the following areas:

Case management, youth work, community services, social studies, education, criminology or allied health practices such as psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychiatric nursing or alcohol and other drugs.

Join our team today and help create positive change from the inside out!

Apply link:

Burnie Works is an independent non-profit community organisation that supports long-term change to enable a more vibrant and adaptable community in and around Burnie. Some particular projects extend to the North-West Region or are state-wide. Burnie Works conducts projects and activities that contribute to positive change in the areas of education, employment, justice, children and families, youth and wellbeing. These actions aim to have positive impacts on the lives of individuals and families and build community resilience.

Burnie Works activities are place based, tailored to issues and opportunities identified in the community. It operates in close collaboration with community members, community organisations and a wide range of stakeholders. It achieves benefits for the people of Burnie by working with these stakeholders, facilitating and coordinating co-created activities rather than delivering services to the community. For further information on the organisation, please visit

An exciting opportunity has emerged for a dynamic individual to step into the role of Chief Executive Officer and lead the operations of Burnie Works!

The Chief Executive Officer will support and guide a highly talented team of professionals, actively and creatively manage the operational functions of the organisation and work closely with the Board to contribute to strategic directions and the long-term sustainability of the organisation.

The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for Burnie Works achieving its goals and enabling community benefits through place-based collective impact work. The position guides the team in embedding its community-partnered approach as a fundamental way of working.

The successful applicant will demonstrate high-level experience and skills in organisational leadership and the capacity to drive a community-based organisation for ongoing success. The ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, fostering collaborative decision-making and enabling community-driven outcomes is also required.

This position will suit an innovative and creative leader seeking to combine excellent organisational management with inspiration, influence, engagement and partnership to achieve lasting, positive community outcomes.

For a confidential discussion or to request a copy of the position description, please contact Sarah Hingston on 0418 515 677 or Lynne Chapman on 0467 229 445 or [email protected]To submit an application, please apply online at by Wednesday, 20 March 2024.

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. 

To find out more about the role and FIS, watch our career information video or contact our recruitment team at [email protected]

APPLY  Clinician | VIC – Multiple Locations | Careers | Corrections Jobs

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: 20 March 2024

Position Details

  • 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.  

The opportunity  

  • 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.  

Responsibilities include:

  • 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. 

 Qualifications Required  

  • 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.  

 Apply Now!

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.    

Important Information  

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.