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Senior Clinician, Countering Violent Extremism (Ah4)

Department of Justice and Community Safety - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we are looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We are proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

Deliver world best-practice forensic intervention to counter violent extremism

  • Lead the development of clinical service delivery for violent extremist offenders
  • Challenge yourself on high profile and complex cases in a forensic setting
  • Be a part of keeping our community and Victoria safe

Our work in Forensic Intervention Services (FIS) starts with the belief that every person has the capacity to change and deserves the opportunity to make that change. By building connections with people who have offended (we call them service users) based on trust, professionalism, and empathy, we enable people to address their behaviour and develop insights that lead to better choices and a more constructive role in the community at the end of their order or sentence.

Led by highly respected leaders with a clear vision, we are transforming the way clinical forensic intervention is delivered in Australia and are fast gaining national and international recognition.

This role forms part of a brand-new team that has been developed to design and implement a service delivery model to address violent extremism. This new team complements our current capabilities in working with people have committed serious sexual and violent offences.

As a key part of this team, our Senior Clinicians will be responsible for providing quality assessment and treatment for high profile and complex violent extremist offenders. As part of your day to day work, you will:

  • Take a lead role in developing and delivering assessment, treatment planning, intervention, case management and transition needs for violent extremist offenders
  • Consult with and advise Corrections staff, senior stakeholders and other business units on best practice management and treatment
  • Complete assessments for identification of risk, needs and placement requirements
  • Prepare comprehensive clinical files, reports and briefings on high level and sensitive cases
  • Help develop an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to how violent extremist offenders should be managed based on best practice frameworks.

As well as building your own clinical leadership skills, you will be contributing to the development of world class correctional programming within Corrections Victoria.

Information Sessions

To learn more about our day to day work, as well as chat with members of our clinical workforce, register for one of our online webinars below.

Wednesday 28 April 2021: 5.30pm AEST
Register here

Wednesday 5 May 2021: 5.30pm AEST
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Who we're looking for

If making our community safer draws on your values and is important to you, this work puts you right on the front line.

We're looking for people with an optimism for change and the belief that the people we work with deserve our help to make that change. At times, it can feel like we're making little progress, but with each small win, we give our service users an opportunity to live a different life.

The work can be confronting so you'll need resilience – which we can help you build – as well as empathy, self-assurance, and an ability to relate to people from all walks of life no matter their past behaviour or background.

How we'll support you

We understand how demanding the nature of our work can be. That's why we provide support for your career, professional development and well-being in a variety of ways:

  • A specialised 16-week Clinical Induction program
  • Clinical supervision from industry leaders
  • Mandatory debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners
  • Ongoing professional development including foundation, theory and on-the-job mentoring
  • Internal and external conferences, clinical scholarship opportunities and study leave
  • Research working groups
  • Annual funding of your AHPRA, ACMHN, AASW or OTC registration.


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
  • Membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Be registered as a nurse and be eligible to be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse
  • Be registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field
  • Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor status is desirable.

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 Victorian driver's licence.

About us

A division of Corrections Victoria, Forensic Intervention Services provides clinical services to people who have offended. We employ evidence-based screening, assessment and offence-specific intervention services to support a person's rehabilitation. In doing so, we form a critical component of the Department's strategy to reduce reoffending and contribute to community safety.

Applications close on Sunday 16 May 2021 at 11.59pm AEST

We regularly review applications so don't hesitate to submit prior to the closing date.

For further information, please contact Dr Kelly Mischel, Manager Complex Interventions, on 0408 528 121 or email kelly.mischel@justice.vic.gov.au

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 in a number of roles including clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Melbourne, VIC

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