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Job Number : 26725
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Department of Justice and Community Safety on 11 Feb 2019
Senior Clinician
  • An exciting opportunity to demonstrate your leadership and supervision skills in a correctional allied health environment
  • CBD Location - Fixed term until September 2019
  • Earn between $96,942 - $117,293 + superannuation

About the region - North West Metropolitan Area

  • Melbourne CBD (covers an area from Carlton to Melton to Broadmeadows)
  • Lead a team of clinicians to effectively deliver assessments and program interventions
  • Receive dedicated foundation, theory, and mentored on the job training
  • Internal career advancement to other senior and executive vacancies within Corrections Victoria
  • Flexible working arrangement available – part-time and full-time options with flexible work hours 

Advance your career within a forensic setting at Corrections Victoria. Lead a team of clinicians to make a direct positive impact to the safety of our community.

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 Senior Clinician, you will:

  • provide leadership and direction to a team of clinicians, including clinical supervision
  • facilitate the efficacy of group and individual program interventions
  • plan, implement and supervise service delivery of special assessment and therapeutic interventions for sentenced offenders
  • undertake risk assessment and prepare appropriate treatment pathways for offenders.

To succeed you will have:

  • a desire to lead, mentor and develop staff to meet their full potential
  • experience in providing clinical individual and group supervision to clinicians
  • preferably at least two years' experience in delivering group-based treatment or therapy
  • expertise in applying best practice principles within therapeutic interventions.

Registration requirements

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

 Our culture

  • Join a high performing team of clinical professionals within a supportive working environment
  • Receive guidance and mentoring from your manager
  • Flexible working arrangement offered – part-time and full-time options with flexible work hours available
  • We are culturally diverse and inclusive, involved in many events including NAIDOC week and the annual LGBTI pride walk.

 Benefits

  • Receive dedicated training prior to formally starting in the role (including foundation, theory, and mentored on the job training)
  • AHPRA, AASW or equivalent membership funded annually
  • Receive supervision funded by the department
  • Access to networking opportunities and ongoing professional development in forensic and clinical work, including external conferences at the department.  

Applications close midnight Sunday 24 February 2019

For further information and to submit your application, please click here

Contact Details
Dr Ninawa Butrus

0448 244 218



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