|Hiring Organization||Department of Justice and Community Safety – Corrections Victoria|
|Post Name||Mental Health Nurse Clinician|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Work Hours||8 Hours|
|Salary||AUD 90067 To AUD 102192 Per Year|
|Location||Perth, Western Australia, Australia 6000|
If you’re looking to challenge yourself, join a first-rate multidisciplinary team and build your reputation in a growing field, you’ll love the work at Forensic Intervention Services (FIS).
We are a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria looking for people with experience in psychology, social work, mental health nursing, or occupational therapy to become clinicians.
You’ll work on complex cases with people who have histories of violent and sexual offending and play a vital role in reducing reoffending and making the community safer. To support the expansion of our clinical workforce, applications for this role are open throughout the year, giving you maximum flexibility for career planning.
Opportunities are available in:
- Metro Melbourne (based in metro prisons and the community)
- Lara and Greater Geelong (based in our Lara prison precinct area)
- Loddon Mallee (based at Loddon and Middleton Prison)
- Grampians (based at Hopkins Correctional Centre and/or Langi Kal Kal Prison)
Our work can be demanding so we offer comprehensive training and support.
- A specialized 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 experience as part of a multidisciplinary team, delivering the best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment
Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you’ll deliver a wide range of individualized services including:
- Comprehensive assessments including risk assessments.
- Clinical interviews to determine appropriate treatment pathways.
- Treatment interventions employ evidence-based assessment tools.
- Treatment programs involve individual and group sessions.
- Preparing treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders.
Clinicians are also required to travel as part of their role.
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).
- Eligible 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. You will also need to possess a current driver’s license.
The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that 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).
Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes. Prior to the commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:
- COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
- Your immunization history statement (available via your myGov account) or
- A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.