Published October 14, 2022
Last Modified October 17, 2022
Department of Justice and Community Safety
50 Franklin Street, Australia
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
December 31, 2023

Job Description

If you’re looking to challenge yourself, join a first-rate multidisciplinary team and build your reputation in an exciting field, 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 alcohol and other drugs, violent and sexual offending, violent extremism and restorative justice. 

Right now, we're looking for people with AOD experience in psychology, social work, mental health nursing or occupational therapy to become clinicians.

You’ll work on complex cases and play a vital role in reducing reoffending and making the community safer.

This is a unique group you won’t get access to anywhere else which is why we need clinicians who are not only driven by complexity but have optimism for change.

Opportunities are available in metro Melbourne as well as our regional centres.

How we’ll support and reward you

  • 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.
  • Registration or professional association membership funded annually (e.g. PBA/AHPRA, AASW)
  • Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
  • 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 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.

Skills and experience

To apply, you’ll need to hold, or be eligible for, one of the following:

  • 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.

You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver licence.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.