Clinical Team Leader


  • Challenge yourself on complex cases in a forensic setting
  • Earn $105,479 to $127,621 + super
  • Full and part-time, ongoing and fixed-term vacancies

If you’re looking to challenge yourself on highly complex cases, lead 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 clinical team leaders.

Combining hands-on practice with leadership and management, you’ll work with people who have histories of violent and sexual offending and play a vital role in reducing reoffending and making the community safer.

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

About the role

As a clinical team leader, you will build on your existing expertise by leading and developing a multidisciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment.

Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you’ll combine hands-on practice with leadership and management by:

  • Mentoring, supervising and leading a team of clinicians to support assessment and delivery of individualised program interventions.
  • Delivering advanced clinical services employing evidence-based assessment tools and treatment interventions.
  • Managing staff performance through performance management and development processes.
  • Contributing to strategic management, ongoing development and implementation of our psychotherapeutic services.
  • Driving awareness and education in best-practice offending behaviour and offender management.

Support you will receive

  • A specialised induction program for new clinical staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training)
  • Support from a dedicated clinical director.
  • 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.
  • Ongoing professional development including clinical scholarship, research program and study leave opportunities.
  • Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
  • Professional association membership funded annually such as AHPRA or AASW.
  • Relocation allowances for eligible candidates.

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

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

Please note

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

To find out more, watch our career information video, attend a Live Q&A session or contact our recruitment team by emailing

Close date: 31 December 2023

Point of contact: 

Michael Stanley


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