Enrolled Nurse Educator


  • Fixed-Term 36 month contract
  • Based at Thomas Embling Hospital
  • A culture where people care

About the organisation

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.

Forensicare is situated across five sites across Victoria with its largest site being Thomas Embling Hospital, located in Fairfield just 15 minutes north of the Melbourne city centre. Thomas Embling Hospital is a 136-bed secure hospital providing acute care, rehabilitation and continuing care programs. It includes a dedicated women's unit.

A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other. If you're passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with the dual stigma of mental illness and offending. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. Working across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

About the role

Forensicare is facilitating Enrolled Nurse (EN) Entry Programs aimed at giving recently qualified Enrolled Nurses a supported transition into a mental health environment. Programs run for 12 months and will provide program participants with a comprehensive orientation and professional development program that will equip then to work in adult acute mental health services. The EN Educator work under the supervision of the of the Senior Mental Health Nurse to support the delivery of EN programs within the Enrolled Nursing Scope of Practice. The EN Educator also supports the practice and development needs of the broader EN workforce


  • Membership and participation on nursing educational and advisory committees
  • Identification of suitable education programs for nurses in consultation with the Senior Mental Health Nurse, nurses of the NPDU and Nurse Unit Managers
  • Development and coordination of education and training programs for Enrolled Nurses

About you

  • The role requires excellent interpersonal skills, a flair for innovation and the ability to thrive on the many challenges that a program of this nature presents.
  • The successful applicant will have excellent time management skills, be able to forward plan for key activities and tasks, have an ability to prioritise key tasks, work to deadlines.
  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in current psychiatric nursing practice within a range of relevant settings including forensic psychiatry.

Qualifications and experience

  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA).
  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential

This position is subject to a Police Check.

A culture where people matter

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of managers and supervisors.
  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.
  • A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based supports to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.
  • Access to an employee assistance program – an external, confidential, self-referral employee wellbeing program, for personal or work-related matters.
  • A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological support, peer support and critical incidence response programs, as needed.

For further information on employee benefits visit the website.

Please note

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses for COVID-19.

All applicants to positions with Forensicare will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza as part of their job application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement which can be accessed via MyGov. For international candidates, acceptable evidence is documentation issued by the relevant government authority. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address and should contact People and Culture if they are unable to access their Forensicare eRecruit account.

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

Close date: 2 February 2023

Point of contact: 

Chris Quinn
(03) 9495 9100


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