Published September 15, 2022
Last Modified September 19, 2022
Uniting VicTas
Location
Port Philip Prison, Dohertys Road, Australia
Job Type
Category
Suburb
Truganina
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
September 28, 2022

Job Description

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time, Maximum Term role (until June 2027) based at Port Philip Prison, Truganina

About the opportunity

This position is designed to deliver group based intervention and individual support to clients who are housed at Port Phillip Prison.

The purpose of this position is to reduce AOD related harms with a focus on the relationship between the prisoner’s substance use and offending behaviour. This position plays a critical role in the provision of effective forensic AOD treatment through comprehensive assessments and treatment services using contemporary, evidenced-based models of offender behaviour, such as the Risk Need Responsivity Model and Good Lives Model.

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification of Provisional Psychologist, Psychologist with full registration, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and Mental Health Nurse.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment)
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment)
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical work
  • Experience working with Forensic AOD or dual diagnosis clients
  • Knowledge of/understanding of the link between AOD use and offending
  • Experience with group program

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the following:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Wednesday 28 September 2022

Get in touch

For more information about the role please contact Lana Nguyen - Manager, Forensic Services on 0421 720 606.

Visit us: www.unitingvictas.org.au

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification of Provisional Psychologist, Psychologist with full registration, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and Mental Health Nurse.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment)
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment)
  • 2 years of clinical work experience
  • Experience working with Forensic AOD or dual diagnosis clients
  • Knowledge of/understanding of the link between AOD use and offending
  • Experience with group program
  • Ability to liaise and effectively communicate with a wide manage of stakeholders including the ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with clients and professionals
  • Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide safe environments for children and young people and protect them from abuse and neglect.
  • Must hold a registration of Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse
  • A demonstrated commitment to teamwork and the ability to take appropriate individual and team responsibility for the welfare of clients.
  • Have demonstrated experience working with offenders or a demonstrated understanding of working with Forensic AOD or dual diagnosis clients
  • Comprehensive assessment skills including risk assessments
  • Knowledge of/understanding of the link between AOD use and offending
  • Experience with the delivery of group program